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New York Times, Wednesday, April 25, 2001

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director

Author:
Mel Taub and crossword class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Taub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times4/25/01 ( No. 18,796 )
Across
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"___," said Tom presently : HERE
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Not chronic : ACUTE
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Limey's quaff : GROG
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N.Y.S.E. competitor : AMEX
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General denial? : NOSIR
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Big partygoer? : LIMO
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"___," said Tom unremittingly : IMNOTGOINGTOPAY
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Hood's gun : GAT
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Pond cover : ALGAE
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Gladiator's place : ARENA
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On the main : ASEA
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Word before juris or generis : SUI
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"___," said Tom fittingly : SHORTENTHEPANTS
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Snappish : TESTY
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Meadow denizen : HARE
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Symbol of solidity : OAK
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Suggestive : RACY
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It was tested on Bikini, 1954 : HBOMB
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Polynesian amulet figure : TIKI
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"Little" Stowe girl : EVA
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"Fudge!" : DARN
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Baffler : POSER
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"___," said Tom accordingly : WEREINAGREEMENT
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Bettor's interest : NAG
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Differently : ELSE
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Pretend : FEIGN
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Utterly destroyed : KAPUT
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State touching Can. : IDA
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"___," said Tom patiently : IMSEEINGADOCTOR
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All you can eat : FILL
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Early settlers of Iceland : NORSE
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Top : ACME
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Provokes splenetically : IRES
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Emulates Babe Ruth : SWATS
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"___," said Tom haltingly : WHOA
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Reagan cabinet member : HAIG
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Mme. Bovary : EMMA
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Let : RENT
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director : ANGLEE
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Jackie who starred in "Tom Sawyer," 1930 : COOGAN
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Voice of America org. : USIA
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It has a point : TINE
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Work unit : ERG
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"All in the Family" role : GLORIA
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Ready for plucking : RIPE
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Saudi Arabia neighbor : OMAN
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Maja painter : GOYA
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Nice to nosh : TASTY
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Gray-brown : TAUPE
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Aesthetically pretentious : ARTY
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Macedonian's neighbor : SERB
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Spread around : STREW
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Cry to anchor men : HEAVE
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"Platoon" prize : OSCAR
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Sandal strap : THONG
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Many a skit actor : HAM
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Complaints : NOISE
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Bilked : TAKEN
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Evade : SKIRT
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Dangle : HANG
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Lifting device : BRA
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Webster's Unabridged, e.g. : TOME
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Sawyer of ABC : DIANE
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Linguine sauce : PESTO
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"Communist Manifesto" co-author : ENGELS
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Feed : REPAST
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Gets around : ELUDES
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Poodle name : FIFI
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Mideast ruler : EMIR
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Man, but not Woman : ISLE
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Be sure : KNOW
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Uttar Pradesh tourist site : AGRA
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Hankering : ITCH
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Spanish building topper : DOMO
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Quarter : AREA
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Politicos with jobs : INS
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Raven's call : CAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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