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New York Times, Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Creatures with six or more legs, usually

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Maurer.
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© 2000, The New York Times5/17/00 ( No. 18,453 )
Across
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Madams : BAWDS
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Pro or con : SIDE
10
Bayonet : STAB
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Nearly : ABOUT
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___-friendly : USER
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Contents of some cones : LAVA
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Western director Sergio : LEONE
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Napoleon exile site : ELBA
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W.W. II enemy : AXIS
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Start of a quip : ITSBETTERTOGIVE
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Bibliographic suffix : ANA
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Item in a poker pot : IOU
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Naturalist John : MUIR
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Kit ___ (Hershey bars) : KATS
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Language of Sri Lanka : TAMIL
36
Rest stop : INN
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Dickens's Mr. Pecksniff : SETH
38
Magnet alloy : ALNICO
39
Middle of the quip : THANTOLENDANDIT
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Alley name : TINPAN
43
"Got milk?" request? : MEOW
44
Wildebeest : GNU
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Kind of whale : SPERM
46
Really cry : BAWL
47
Is a mendicant : BEGS
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Dish of roasted roots : POI
50
Grand ___ National Historic Park : PRE
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End of the quip : COSTSYOUTHESAME
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Empowered : ABLE
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Leave one's mark? : ETCH
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Hot or cold drink : CIDER
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Brand, in a way : SEAR
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Nettle : RILE
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Viper : ADDER
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"My Faith Looks Up to Thee," e.g. : HYMN
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Computer picture : SCAN
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Creatures with six or more legs, usually : PESTS
Down
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Java neighbor : BALI
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Be an accessory to : ABET
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Courts : WOOS
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Scene of an Oliver Cromwell triumph : DUNBAR
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"Merry Company" artist : STEEN
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Tallow source : SUET
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18-Across or 1-Down, e.g. : ISLE
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Waste : DEBRIS
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Muse of love poetry : ERATO
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Waste : SLAG
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Fare catch? : TAXI
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Item often stolen yet left where it is : BASE
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Assume, as a task : TAKEON
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One who's wanted : OUTLAW
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Hands, slangily : MITTS
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Out of it : UNHIP
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Pointless : INANE
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1995 World Series champs: Abbr. : ATL
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Recurring melody : THEMA
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Cape ___, Mass. : ANN
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Winged nuisance : MIDGE
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Tasty decoration : ICING
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Classic Formula One car : LOTUS
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Collecting field : STAMPS
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Basketball coach Rupp : ADOLPH
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"All Things Considered" broadcaster : NPR
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21st-century : NEW
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Pertaining to life : BIOTIC
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Next to : BESIDE
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Some court hearings : OYERS
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Summary : RECAP
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Long green : CASH
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Comply : OBEY
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Sharp personal criticism : SLAM
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Graceful bird : TERN
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Pac Ten team : UCLA
57
Next : THEN
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Puts 2 and 2 together : ADDS
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Encounter : MEET
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Puts 2 and 2 together to make 3 : ERRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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