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New York Times, Monday, April 17, 2000

"Dollars, taxes," e.g., for Dallas, Texas

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {CQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times4/17/00 ( No. 18,423 )
Across
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Minnesota's Gov. Ventura : JESSE
6
Artist Picasso : PABLO
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Educ. support group : PTA
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Make permanent, as cartoon drawings : INKIN
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Jack who ate no fat : SPRAT
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Big coffee holder : URN
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Checked pattern in fabrics : HOUNDSTOOTH
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"Dollars, taxes," e.g., for Dallas, Texas : PUN
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Ready : ALLSET
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Flowering plant that climbs : SWEETPEA
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Old terr. west of Minnesota : DAK
24
Paintings : ART
26
Part of a dental exam : XRAY
27
"Remembrance of Things Past" novelist : PROUST
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Jockey's wear : SILKS
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Walk in water : WADE
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Short : BRIEF
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Isolated : LONE
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Clothes presser : IRON
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First month of el año : ENERO
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Integrally divisible by two : EVEN
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Writing on the wall, e.g. : SIGN
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Cut : SEVER
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Requirement : NEED
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Tree with large, oblong leaves : PAPAW
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Tend to, as a bad lawn : RESEED
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Amo, ___, amat (Latin trio) : AMAS
51
Word before France or Jordan : AIR
52
Flub : ERR
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Opened up space (for) : MADEROOM
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The puck stops here? : GOALIE
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Elderly : OLD
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Classic comic strip by Bud Fisher : MUTTANDJEFF
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Note after fa : SOL
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Taking advantage of : USING
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Top scout : EAGLE
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Golf ball support : TEE
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Like last year's fashions : PASSE
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Washer's partner : DRYER
Down
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Holy war : JIHAD
2
W.W. II plane ___ Gay : ENOLA
3
Lie in wait : SKULK
4
They're recited in confessions : SINS
5
Ingratiate : ENDEAR
6
L.A. clock setting : PST
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Mil. addresses : APOS
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It may be furrowed : BROW
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Material for a doctor's glove : LATEX
10
Them : OTHERS
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Infatuation : PUPPYLOVE
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Steadfast : TRUE
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The "I" in "The King and I" : ANNA
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Flashing lights : STROBES
22
Very rear : TAILEND
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The "T" of TBS : TURNER
27
Mark Twain, e.g. : PENNAME
28
It doesn't hold water : SIEVE
29
Mother ___ : TERESA
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Leg's midpoint : KNEE
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Cell-phone button : SEND
33
Slender one : WISP
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Song for a diva : ARIA
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Slowpoke's swimming style : DOGPADDLE
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From abroad : FOREIGN
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Rehearsal : WARMUP
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Worn away : ERODED
50
The March King : SOUSA
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Poem for the dear departed : ELEGY
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Winchester, e.g. : RIFLE
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Direct (to) : REFER
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The majority : MOST
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Burn balm : ALOE
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Elevator pioneer : OTIS
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Range: Abbr. : MTNS
60
Open a crack : AJAR
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Touchy subject, to some people : AGE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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