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New York Times, Saturday, April 29, 2000

Vaughan Williams wrote a concerto for it

Author:
Patrick D. Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times4/29/00 ( No. 18,435 )
Across
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Some staff openings : BASSCLEFS
10
Some people can't take them : HINTS
15
Unusual dice : OCTAHEDRA
16
Año Nuevo time : ENERO
17
Lambasting : WHALINGON
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Start of Frederick I's reign : MCLII
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Make one : WED
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Collection of staves : POEM
21
Lambaste : RAILAT
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Newspaper section : OBITS
24
Bloodhound's skill : SCENTING
26
Day-to-day deterioration : WEAR
27
Like some colors : MUTED
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Breakfast food brand : EGGO
30
Balanced : EVENEDUP
33
Inn intake : ALE
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They may enlarge after being fed : COPYINGMACHINES
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Spawn : OVA
39
Service aces? : MAITREDS
40
Alice's restaurant : MELS
42
Mass hanging : CROSS
43
Result of lingual protrusion : LISP
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Take : PROCEEDS
49
Reddish brown : HENNA
50
"Puppy Love" singer : OSMOND
51
Vaughan Williams wrote a concerto for it : TUBA
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Showy shooter : TAW
55
Unlucky investor's loss : SHIRT
56
Brass brand member : TENORHORN
58
Supply for 34-Across : TONER
59
"On the Soul" writer : ARISTOTLE
60
News feature : STORY
61
Exactly : ONTHENOSE
Down
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Pooch : BOWWOW
2
"Things Fall Apart" novelist Chinua ___ : ACHEBE
3
Bowls : STADIA
4
"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria owner : SAL
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Silicon implants : CHIPS
6
One who follows the news : LENO
7
Jumping-off point : EDGE
8
Thoroughly : FROMSTEMTOSTERN
9
City name starter : SAN
10
Bruiser : HEMAN
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Push : INCITE
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"Eleni" star : NELLIGAN
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Rack shape : TRIANGLE
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"That's the way the cookie crumbles" : SOITGOES
21
Gets lighter : REDUCES
23
It takes two : TREY
25
Some moth repellents : CEDARS
27
Imperiled : MENACED
28
Remove a belt from : UNGIRD
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Dash : VIM
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University conferral : PHD
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Handles trash ecologically : COMPOSTS
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Went past : OVERSHOT
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Trigger, e.g. : PALOMINO
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Ely, e.g. : ISLE
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One who gets the point : SCORER
44
Completely : INTOTO
45
Gets ready to bite, perhaps : SNARLS
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"Dances With Wolves" foe : PAWNEE
48
Port provision : ENTRY
49
1877 Twain collaborator : HARTE
52
Condo : UNIT
53
Claptrap : BOSH
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Concept embodying yin and yang : TAO
57
Sugar : HON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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