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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 2000

Author:
Nelson Hardy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nelson Hardy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 18,426 )
Across
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It's produced from a single layer : EGG
4
Blooper : GAFFE
9
Wilts : SAGS
13
"Mârouf" baritone : ALI
14
Dark : UNLIT
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Void : ANNUL
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Part of a submarine : TORPEDOTUBE
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Rocket fuel ingredient, for short : NITRO
19
Beach sounds : SPLASHES
20
Frames : SETSUP
21
Exploits : USES
22
Pen name : BIC
23
Means of support : PILLAR
26
"...And God Created Woman," e.g. : BARDOTFILM
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Mother with a coat on : EWE
32
Pre-Revolution leaders : TSARS
34
"Leave It to Beaver" smoothie : EDDIE
35
"Norma Rae" director Martin : RITT
37
Novelist Harper : LEE
38
Four-star : RAVE
39
"Life ___ a dream" : ISBUT
41
School no-brainer : EASYA
44
The Crystals' "___ a Rebel" : HES
45
Work successfully : DOTHETRICK
47
"More!" : ENCORE
49
Vessel measured in cubits : ARK
50
Borgia in-law : ESTE
51
Gagster's gimmick : SHTICK
55
Was imaginative : HADIDEAS
59
Gist : POINT
60
U.S./Mexico border city : LAREDOTEXAS
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Helps as a lookout, say : ABETS
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Aqua ___ : VITAE
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Louvre affair? : ART
64
Nitwit : DODO
65
Stravinsky and Sikorsky : IGORS
66
Army cops : MPS
Down
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Takes in : EATS
2
Hardly haute cuisine : GLOP
3
Demoiselle : GIRL
4
Conjecture : GUESSAT
5
Et alii : ANDOTHERS
6
Soot collectors : FLUES
7
Makes stuff up : FIBS
8
Summer abroad : ETE
9
Tizzy : SNIT
10
Farm workers? : ANTS
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Mentor : GURU
12
Spill (over) : SLOP
15
Funny little story : ANECDOTE
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Klee or Cézanne : PAUL
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Private's greeting : SIR
22
Diamond bags : BASES
23
Green birthstone : PERIDOT
24
"If only!" : IWISH
25
Leave alone : LETBE
26
Intermission : BREAK
27
Big Apple artery, with "the" : FDR
28
Salmon River locale : IDAHO
29
Gravy ingredient, maybe : LIVER
30
Reagan's second Attorney General : MEESE
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Smart ___ : ALECK
36
Scolder's syllable : TUT
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Plots : TRACTS
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Reply from an obedient spouse : YESDEAR
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Remedies : ANTIDOTES
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Tee off : IRK
48
Relinquish : CEDE
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Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
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W.W. I French plane : SPAD
52
Rail rider : HOBO
53
Lashed : TIED
54
Captivated by : INTO
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"Inner Circles" memoirist : HAIG
56
Checkup : EXAM
57
50-and-up grp. : AARP
58
Part of the Air France fleet : SSTS
60
Year in Nero's reign : LVI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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