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New York Times, Friday, April 28, 2000

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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N
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O
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S
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G
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O
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B
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A
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C
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K
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A
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S
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S
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E
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C
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S
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D
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W
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T
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A
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K
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L
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I
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C
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E
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O
N
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E
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D
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P
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E
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G
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N
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X
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T
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S
K
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D
S
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W
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A
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N
T
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T
O
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H
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R
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S
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M
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T
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M
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D
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L
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D
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C
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N
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N
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0428 ( 18,434 )
Across
1
5 and 10: Abbr. : NOS
4
Revert : GOBACK
10
Disrespect, in a way : SASS
14
Letter abbr. : ENC
15
Under the influence? : SWAYED
16
In support of : WITH
17
Start of a 1927 question by movie mogul H. M. Warner : WHOTHEHELL
19
Department : AREA
20
"The Castle" novelist : KAFKA
21
Hearst's captors: Abbr. : SLA
22
Pole, e.g. : SLAV
23
Effective : INFORCE
26
Past : ONETIME
28
Canine checker: Abbr. : DDS
29
Leaf unit : PAGE
31
It may be done off the board : GAINER
32
Shout to waiters : NEXT
34
Programs, briefly : SKEDS
35
Middle of the question : WANTSTOHEAR
39
Strike down : SMITE
41
Baum barker : TOTO
42
Shake alternative : MALTED
44
Less than decent : LEWD
46
Key abbr. : ESC
49
Extra : ADDEDON
51
Counter, maybe : REACTTO
53
Pieced together : SEWN
54
Parent sharer : SIS
56
Uncultivated person : YAHOO
57
Hopped to it : HIED
58
End of the question : ACTORSTALK
61
European language : ERSE
62
Get ready : GEARUP
63
Previously : NEE
64
Check info : DATE
65
Goofs on a 29-Across : ERRATA
66
Demise : END
Down
1
Block arrival? : NEWKID
2
Available : ONHAND
3
Jeers : SCOFFS
4
Note in the A major scale : GSHARP
5
See red? : OWE
6
Cross word : BAH
7
Pair for a captain? : AYES
8
It goes between the knees : CELLO
9
"Constant Craving" singer : KDLANG
10
Hated symbol : SWASTIKA
11
Northwest asset : AIRLINER
12
Like some crabs : STEAMED
13
Shadow eliminators? : SHAVERS
18
Match end, perhaps : TKO
24
Pessimist's word : CANT
25
Discharge : EGEST
27
Moderate : EASE
30
Praise : EXTOL
33
Bellhop, often : TOTER
35
Wayne's world? : WILDWEST
36
First person present, e.g. : ATTENDEE
37
Desideratum : NEED
38
26-season N.H.L. player : HOWE
39
Lit : SMASHED
40
Port alternative : MADEIRA
43
It may be recommended : DOSAGE
45
Place for a masseuse : DAYSPA
46
Fuel gas : ETHANE
47
Like booty : STOLEN
48
Ruined, slangily : COOKED
50
Less likely to offend : NICER
52
One that litters : CAT
55
Kind of witness : STAR
59
Pray, to Publius : ORA
60
Sticking point? : RUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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