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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Like an "eeny meeny, miney, mo" selection

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Newman.
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© 2001, The New York Times5/1/01 ( No. 18,802 )
Across
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Helpful hints : TIPS
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Head off : AVERT
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Greater likeliness to win : EDGE
14
High draft rating : ONEA
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Home of La Scala : MILAN
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"Hercules" TV spinoff : XENA
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Homework excuse #1 : ILEFTITONTHEBUS
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River embankment : LEVEE
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Additionally : AND
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Pretentious, as a display : ARTSY
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Breastbone : STERNUM
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News item for a scrapbook : OBIT
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Wide-brimmed hat : SKIMMER
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401(k) alternative : IRA
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Financial predicament : HOLE
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Dos preceder : UNO
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Nike rival : ADIDAS
39
Homework excuse #2 : ABURGLARSTOLEIT
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Bob Marley's music : REGGAE
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S.A.T. administrator : ETS
44
Composer Schifrin : LALO
45
Easter egg application : DYE
46
Winter Olympics races : SLALOMS
49
Radio-active driver : CBER
50
Newscast segment : WEATHER
55
Sunny farewell : ALOHA
58
Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA
60
Tabriz resident : IRANI
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Homework excuse #3 : MYDOGCHEWEDITUP
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Prissy : PRIM
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Corporate department : LEGAL
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Big copper exporter : PERU
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Flow slowly : SEEP
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Dental records : XRAYS
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Get ready, for short : PREP
Down
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Works hard : TOILS
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Arm of the sea : INLET
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Annoy : PEEVE
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"60 Minutes" reporter : SAFER
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Bordeaux beau : AMI
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Popular antioxidant : VITAMINA
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Carolina college : ELON
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Like an "eeny meeny, miney, mo" selection : RANDOM
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AOL Time Warner network : TNT
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Bring to bear : EXERT
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Red ink : DEBT
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Bearded beasts : GNUS
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Like falling off a log : EASY
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Till compartment : TENS
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Bob, e.g. : HAIRDO
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Tiny Tim's instrument : UKULELE
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"I have no idea!" : BEATSME
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Certain mushroom : MOREL
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Flash of inspiration : IDEA
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Commuter line : RAIL
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Concerning : ASTO
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Stony : HARD
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Toe the line : OBEY
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Winter Olympics vehicle : LUGE
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Joule fraction : ERG
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Feeling off : ILL
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Chatterbox : GASBAG
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Groucho, in "Monkey Business" : STOWAWAY
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William Tell, e.g. : ARCHER
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Remarked : SAID
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Eat like a horse : CHOMP
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"Tubby the Tuba" lyricist Paul : TRIPP
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Misanthrope : HATER
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Become accustomed (to) : ENURE
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Tear to shreds : RIPUP
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Word on a fuse : AMPS
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Orpheus's instrument : LYRE
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Garfield's foil : ODIE
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Nintendo competitor : SEGA
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XX times VIII : CLX
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Overhead trains : ELS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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