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New York Times, Monday, April 24, 2000

Expression of luck for an actor

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times4/24/00 ( No. 18,430 )
Across
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Bullets, in card slang : ACES
5
Self-satisfied : SMUG
9
Blockheads : CLODS
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Deeply engrossed : RAPT
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Counter, as an argument : REBUT
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Expression of luck for an actor : BREAKALEG
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Where to hear an aria : OPERA
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Wrath : IRE
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That is, in Latin : IDEST
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On a sofa, say : RESTING
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Fraternity party attire : TOGA
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Beethoven's "Moonlight ___" : SONATA
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Memo : NOTE
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Chocolate-covered Nestlé item : GOOBER
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Badminton replay : LET
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Discharge : EMIT
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Shoe part connected to the sole : UPPER
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In favor of : FOR
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Less crazy : SANER
42
Water pipe : MAIN
43
Sigma follower : TAU
44
Scoff at : DERIDE
45
Downhill racer : SLED
46
Not alfresco : INDOOR
48
___ Jemima : AUNT
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In the "difficult years" : TEENAGE
55
Hayloft locales : BARNS
58
Do film work : ACT
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Pola of silent films : NEGRI
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Hurry up : SHAKEALEG
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What stealth planes avoid : RADAR
65
The Hawkeye State : IOWA
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"Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
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Manicurist's file : EMERY
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Not home : AWAY
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Hit, as a homer : SWAT
Down
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Shelter of tree branches : ARBOR
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___ diem (seize the day) : CARPE
3
Fencing swords : EPEES
4
Word on a maze : START
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Fashionable resort : SPA
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Speak evil of : MALIGN
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Computerphile : USER
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Enterprising one : GOGETTER
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TV host Kilborn : CRAIG
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Pay attention : LENDANEAR
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Bombs that don't explode : DUDS
13
Proofreader's mark : STET
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Old German ruler : KAISER
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Feed bag item : OAT
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One way to read : ALOUD
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Universally: Prefix : OMNI
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Even : TIED
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Peut-___ (French for "maybe") : ETRE
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What gingivitis affects : GUMS
34
October birthstone : OPAL
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Andy Taylor's son, in 60's TV : OPIE
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Go on and on with someone : BENDANEAR
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1940 Disney film : FANTASIA
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Tranquil : SERENE
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Old can material : TIN
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Unknown John : DOE
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Canada's capital : OTTAWA
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Shylock's business : USURY
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Approaches : NEARS
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Incandescent : AGLOW
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Actress Garbo : GRETA
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Black billiard ball : EIGHT
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Not clothed : BARE
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Sandler of "Big Daddy" : ADAM
57
Hitchhike : RIDE
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Dog with a blue-black tongue : CHOW
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Mary ___ cosmetics : KAY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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