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New York Times, Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0516 ( 18,452 )
Across
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Victoria's Secret product : BRA
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It's hard on the head : HAIL
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Sergeant's command : ATEASE
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___ room (place for play) : REC
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Actress Best : EDNA
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Neighbor of Neptune : URANUS
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The Monkees' "___ Believer" : IMA
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Librarian's advice : READ
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Cakes with ground nuts : TORTES
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1991 Michael J. Fox film : DOCHOLLYWOOD
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Sneakers brand : AVIA
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Swit's TV co-star : ALDA
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Says grace : PRAYS
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Smallest : LEAST
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Sandy's bark : ARF
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"This is bad!" : UHOH
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1996 Adam Sandler film : HAPPYGILMORE
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Reverence : AWE
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Bowl game cheer : RAH
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Miner's find : ORE
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Thumbs-up vote : YEA
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1993 Walter Matthau film : GRUMPYOLDMEN
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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___-through : SEE
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Boxer's stat : REACH
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They have upturned noses : SNOBS
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River fish : BASS
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Skin cream ingredient : ALOE
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1999 Johnny Depp film : SLEEPYHOLLOW
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Human : MORTAL
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Neighbor of Turkmenistan : IRAN
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Border patrol concern : ALIENS
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Khartoum's river : NILE
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___-Xers (boomers' kids) : GEN
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Gracie's comedy partner : GEORGE
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Some square dancers : GALS
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Work unit : ERG
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Kind of gown : BRIDAL
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Eliminate : REMOVE
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Decorative tree : ACACIA
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Submarine : HERO
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Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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With everything counted : INALL
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Nickname for Billie Holiday : LADYDAY
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Model T, e.g. : AUTO
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Scouting group : TROOP
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It might get busted at a concert : EARDRUM
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Little scurrier : ANT
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Common girl's middle name : SUE
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Road curve : ESS
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Corned beef dish : HASH
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Mars, for one : WARGOD
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Ship-to-shore line? : AHOY
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Time long ago : YORE
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Stadium near the Grand Central Parkway : SHEA
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Diamond cover : TARP
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Not negotiable : FIRM
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Compensates : PAYS
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"Friends" character : PHOEBE
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Years and years : AGES
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Songbird : WREN
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Dollar rival : EURO
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Cosa Nostra member : MOBSTER
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Up in the air? : LEAPING
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Oscar-winner Patricia : NEAL
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Assert without proof : ALLEGE
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Picnic carrying case : COOLER
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Chopping : HEWING
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Teen talk, often : SLANG
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Damascus's land : SYRIA
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"We ___ Overcome" : SHALL
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Small bills : ONES
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Cosmo or GQ, e.g. : MAG
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Bullring yell : OLE
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Carnival city : RIO

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

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