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New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 2000

Author:
Peter Abide
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Abide

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Abide. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0511 ( 18,447 )
Across
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Kind of lettuce : BIBB
5
What a gambler may be in : HOCK
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Dangerous toy : BBGUN
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Code preceder : AREA
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Taylor boy, in 60's TV : OPIE
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Obliterate : ERASE
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9000 automaker : SAAB
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61-Across medium : ARTE
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Promising one : COMER
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"Blue" boxer : EQUALRAYLEONARD
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Clothes in a basket, say : WASH
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"Sketches by ___" (1836 satires) : BOZ
25
Mustang holder : GARAGE
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Sends back to Washington : REELECTS
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"___ having fun yet?" : AREWE
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Millennium unit : YEAR
35
With it : HIP
36
Theme of this puzzle : SUGARSUBSTITUTE
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Ancient query : UBI
41
Small game, e.g. : PREY
42
Actress Gibbs : MARLA
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Basic grading system : PASSFAIL
46
Whoop : HOLLER
47
Glass shooter : TAW
48
Bankrupt, so to speak : SUNK
49
"Pink" 1979 Broadway musical : SWEETNLOWBABIES
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It's "more than beauty," in a Yiddish proverb : CHARM
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Not quite shut : AJAR
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"Times of Your Life" singer : ANKA
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Prudential competitor : AETNA
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"Christ of St. John of the Cross" producer : DALI
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All hands on deck : CREW
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1980's-90's ring champ : TYSON
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Isn't a natural : DYES
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Product once touted with the slogan "They feel good" : KEDS
Down
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Barracks site : BASE
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Subject of U.N. sanctions : IRAQ
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Steady : BEAU
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Gilda Radner character : BABAWAWA
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Like Brando's Godfather : HOARSE
6
First name in TV talk : OPRAH
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___ hall : CITY
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Fall (over) : KEEL
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"Hang in there" : BECOOL
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Like many a lifeguard : BRONZE
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Cybercafe patron : USER
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Dateless sort : NERD
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Bar order : LAGER
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"I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie" author : EBERT
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Fill the tank : GASUP
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Caribbean isle : ARUBA
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College in Weston, Mass. : REGIS
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Ole Miss mascot : REBEL
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Readily persuadable : EASY
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Boor : CHURL
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King's conferral : TITLE
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Stab : SPEAR
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Soviet leader Andropov : YURI
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Give rise to : SPAWN
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"___ roll!" (winner's cry) : IMONA
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Be fresh : TALKBACK
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Buffet table staple : STERNO
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Old Dashiell Hammett radio series, with "The" : FATMAN
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Arrogance : HUBRIS
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Wet lowland : SWALE
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Word to a tabby : SCAT
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Miss Muffet spillage : WHEY
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Diner sign : EATS
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Great Gatsby player, 1949 : LADD
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One of a 70's R&B group : OJAY
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About : INRE
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Squeezed : EKED
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Trunk openers? : SAWS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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