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New York Times, Thursday, May 18, 2000

Provincial ruler in the Byzantine Empire

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times5/18/00 ( No. 18,454 )
Across
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Arthur of 70's-80's TV : BEA
4
Most uncomfortable, as weather : RAWEST
10
Burning : LIT
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Last page : END
14
Provincial ruler in the Byzantine Empire : EXARCH
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Like old records : MONO
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Home of "The Sopranos" : HBO
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Person with a hat, maybe : BEGGAR
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He beat Connors to win Wimbledon : ASHE
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"When ___ said and done..." : ALLS
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Business tycoon's problem? : NOBIGDEAL
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Landlord's problem? : NOPLACE
26
Sink : SCUTTLE
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Fire-breathing monster : CHIMERA
29
Begrudges : ENVIES
30
Casino worker's problem? : NODICE
32
Title acquired in church, maybe : MRS
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Soda jerk's problem? : NOGREATSHAKES
38
Whistle blower : COP
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Shopper's problem? : NOSALE
40
Modern treaty subjects : ATESTS
44
Like some messages : RELAYED
47
Dolt : PINHEAD
49
War minister's problem? : NONUKES
51
Sweepstakes entrant's problem? : NOCONTEST
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100 centesimos : PESO
54
Detachment of soldiers : UNIT
55
More repulsive : ICKIER
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Vinaigrette ingredient : OIL
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Uses a sewing shuttle : TATS
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Café ___ (laced coffee) : ROYALE
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Swiss canton : URI
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Arch : SLY
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Lens cover? : EYELID
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Sen. Stevens of Alaska : TED
Down
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"Borstal Boy" author : BEHAN
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As a whole : ENBLOC
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Paramount Pictures founder ___ Zukor : ADOLPH
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Fighter at Chancellorsville : REB
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Fire truck item : AXE
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Characterized by leitmotifs, e.g. : WAGNERIAN
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So : ERGO
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Signs of healing : SCABS
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Not just again : THRICE
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Dawdle : LOSETIME
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Asthmatics' needs : INHALERS
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Like sandals : TOELESS
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Sketch comedy show on Fox : MADTV
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Cast supporter? : SLING
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Starter's need : GUN
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___ patriae : AMOR
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Renounce : CEDE
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Company part : ACTOR
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Hardly extraneous : ESSENTIAL
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Imaginary : NOTIONAL
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Demilitarized place : OPENCITY
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Solar or lunar phenomenon : HALO
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Astronaut Bean : ALAN
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Excite : KEYUP
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Rounded bolt covers : CAPNUTS
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Subject of testimony in a murder trial : SHOTS
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Nonscoring baccarat card : TEN
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Voltaire's metier : SATIRE
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Barely maintain : EKEOUT
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Hunger : DESIRE
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Sitting duck? : DECOY
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Completely reliable : SOLID
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Actress Ione : SKYE
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Book of Samuel character : ELI
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Chapped : RED

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

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