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New York Times, Saturday, April 15, 2000

Author:
Raymond Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0415 ( 18,421 )
Across
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Backed, in a way : VOUCHEDFOR
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Fraternal inits. : BPOE
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Proceeding thus : ATTHATRATE
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___ Martin (cognac) : REMY
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Like "chariot of fire" for the sun : METAPHORIC
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Old railroad name : ERIE
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Throng : PRESS
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Breeding place : NEST
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Small amphibians : EFTS
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Welt : SORE
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Mishnah follower : JEW
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It comes out of a tube : OOZE
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Indicates : BODES
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Magnet, of a sort : MECCA
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"My soul is full of discord and ___": "Hamlet" : DISMAY
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Navigational aid : LODESTAR
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Like some football games : INTERCOLLEGIATE
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Grinkov's 1988 and 1994 gold-medal skating partner : GORDEEVA
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They're found near churches : MANSES
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Poke : SNAIL
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___ Award (N.H.L.'s Coach of the Year trophy) : ADAMS
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Performs the traditional male role : PAYS
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"___ Day" (1993 rap hit) : DRE
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Mock : JAPE
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Hit alternative : WALK
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Wriggle : WORM
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One with a distance to go : MILER
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"...___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Philosopher : IDEAMONGER
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Buttinsky : PEST
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1989-90 sitcom set in an orphanage : SISTERKATE
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Reporter on Sputnik : TASS
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Kind of oil : SESAMESEED
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Improvises : VAMPS
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New Mexico county where the first atomic bomb was exploded : OTERO
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Unqualified : UTTER
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Part of an English estate, maybe : CHASE
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Accidents : HAPS
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Numerical suffix : ETH
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Wasn't colorful : DRONED
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Historic delivery at Fraunces Tavern, 1783 : FAREWELLADDRESS
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Song miss : OTIS
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Start of a chapter, usually : RECTO
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Arrives without ceremony : BREEZESIN
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Some bets : PERFECTAS
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Bypass : OMIT
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Places for patches : EYES
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"The Dead" writer : JOYCE
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Popular watches : OMEGAS
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Just : BARELY
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Light provider : SOL
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Elizabeth player, 1998 : CATE
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Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
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Pad : DIGS
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Partaking of : INON
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Like some gowns : STRAPLESS
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Publicity material holders : MEDIAKITS
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Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" : DEMME
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Seeds : OVA
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___ di Mare (fashion label) : ARMATA
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Cheese choice : SWISS
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"High" hilarity : JINKS
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Frog spit : ALGAE
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Golf's Calvin : PEETE
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Tripped : ERRED
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Wasn't happy : WEPT
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Turf : AREA
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Comics pooch : ODIE
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Longer : MORE
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One with dues: Abbr. : MEM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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