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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Author:
Myles Callum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Myles Callum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVWXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0418 ( 18,424 )

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Across
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Joust verbally : SPAR
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Tiny amounts : IOTAS
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Letters stamped on meat : USDA
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Lofty : HIGH
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Like seven Ryan games : NOHIT
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Tidy : NEAT
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"So long!" : IMOUTAHERE
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Long hauler : SEMI
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Emergency fund, of sorts : MADMONEY
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Key in again : RETYPE
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Melville's Billy : BUDD
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English actress Dame ___ Johnson : CELIA
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Day before domenica : SABATO
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Readers' haven : BOOKCLUB
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Writer ___ Tan : AMY
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Largest country in Africa : SUDAN
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Go Rollerblading : SKATE
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Coral construction : REEF
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Slow, in music : TARDO
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Leave speechless : STUN
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Most 'N Sync fans : TEENS
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Rural outings : HAYRIDES
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Crown's makeup, in the Bible : THORNS
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Fished for congers : EELED
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Cold-shoulder : SHUN
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Make a mummy of : EMBALM
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Halloween hanging : SKELETON
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When doubled, a Jim Carrey film : LIAR
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"Ta-ta!" : ADIOSAMIGO
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Warhead carrier, for short : ICBM
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Twangy, as a voice : NASAL
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Simon ___ : SAYS
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How some jokes are delivered : DRILY
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Not e'en once : NEER
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Leveling wedge : SHIM
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Strong cotton : PIMA
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Steinbeck's "To ___ Unknown" : AGOD
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Cuban dance : RHUMBA
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Quick, as a convenience store stop : INANDOUT
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___ and aahed : OOHED
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"___ went thataway!" : THEY
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Auto option, informally : AIR
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Sound system : STEREO
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Frees, as a dresser drawer : UNSTICKS
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"Ciao!" : SEEYALATER
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Wettish : DAMP
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End in ___ : ATIE
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Track tipsters : TOUTS
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Fraternal fellows : ELKS
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___ Nast (publisher) : CONDE
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Singer Vaughan : SARAH
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Tiny critter : AMEBA
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"Toodle-oo!" : BYEBYEBABY
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Reveals : BARES
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Complete switch : UTURN
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Elaine ___ ("Seinfeld" role) : BENES
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Went out with : DATED
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Popeye has big ones : FOREARMS
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Furtively : ONTHESLY
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Pull a plow : TILL
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N.F.L. coach Don : SHULA
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Supply's partner : DEMAND
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Kind of band : ONEMAN
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Scandinavian "Salud!" : SKOAL
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Whitney and Wallach : ELIS
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Easily split stuff : MICA
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Señor's emphatic yes : SISI
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Poop out : TIRE
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Koh-i-___ diamond : NOOR
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Patriotic soc. : DAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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