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New York Times, Friday, April 14, 2000

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0414 ( 18,420 )
Across
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___ signum (here is the proof) : ECCE
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Surprise birth : OCTUPLET
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Norse saint : OLAV
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Tyro : APPRENTICE
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It smells great : NOSE
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Well source : WATERTABLE
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Less thick : SPARSER
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Funnyman Philips : EMO
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Country butter : RAM
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Math degree : NTH
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Former sports org. : AFL
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Grub : EATS
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Abbr. on some mail : APO
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Verdi villain : IAGO
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German phone book section : VON
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Ottawa official : GOVERNORGENERAL
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Sled puller : ALASKANMALAMUTE
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Techies : SYSTEMSANALYSTS
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"___ on my bed my limbs I lay": Coleridge : ERE
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It's inflated in England : TYRE
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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A great many : GOBS
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Dogmatic conclusion? : ISM
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Electrical unit : REL
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Yes and no follower : SIR
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Utmost : EXTREME
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Not local : NATIONWIDE
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One of the Oceanides, in Greek myth : ASIA
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Spies : OPERATIVES
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Bottom lines : SUMS
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Parts of airplane wings : AILERONS
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Sign language pioneer Abbé de l'___ : EPEE
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A long time to wait : EONS
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Hoofbeat : CLOP
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Rakes : CASANOVAS
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Flip : EVERT
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Go (for) : OPT
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Bob's place : CREEL
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What-you-may-call-it? : TERM
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Gay Talese's "___ the Sons" : UNTO
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School tie? : PTA
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Start of a fall : LIBRA
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Big success : ECLAT
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Bursts at the seams : TEEMS
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Wow : AWE
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Ideals : PARAGONS
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Layabout : SHIRKER
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Gets organized : FORMATS
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Other side : ENEMY
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Foreign titles : AGAS
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Cal ___ : POLY
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Make ___ for oneself : ANAME
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Like some consonants, in phonetics : VELAR
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Ready for trouble : ONALERT
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Met bass-baritone Simon : ESTES
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Moon on which Heinlein's "Farmer in the Sky" is set : GANYMEDE
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Prepares, as grub : RUSTLESUP
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Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
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First word on a military memorial : LEST
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Niccolò Paganini's birthplace : GENOA
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Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
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Kind of nut : BETEL
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Avant-gardist Robert : IRWIN
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Take off : ERASE
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Take off : SOAR
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Obsessed with : INTO
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Tic-tac-toe side : XES
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Charades, essentially : MIME
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Peacefulness : EASE
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Pique condition? : IRE
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E.R. inserts : IVS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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