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New York Times, Tuesday, May 2, 2000

"Had ___ and couldn't keep her" (nursery rhyme line)

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QV} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2000, The New York Times5/2/00 ( No. 18,438 )

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Across
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Pesto flavoring : BASIL
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Madly in love : GAGA
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"That was close!" : PHEW
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With a single voice : ASONE
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Over again : ANEW
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Chip dip : SALSA
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Rigatoni relative : ZITI
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Trojan war suicide : AJAX
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Hanna-Barbera production of the 70's and 90's : THEADDAMSFAMILY
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Disney exec Michael : EISNER
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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Not keeping out the wind : DRAFTY
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5 1/2-point type : AGATE
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Big Apple area near TriBeCa : SOHO
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Itsy-bitsy : WEE
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Made baskets : SCORED
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1939 Academy Award-winning short : THEUGLYDUCKLING
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Makes one out of two : UNITES
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"Wheels" : CAR
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Palm fruit : DATE
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Like Eric the Red : NORSE
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Hostile intent : MALICE
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Close in on : NEAR
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Flimflams : BUNKOS
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1955 Disney classic : LADYANDTHETRAMP
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___ vera : ALOE
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Melville tale : OMOO
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A-one : SUPER
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Clown : BOZO
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Golden Triangle country : LAOS
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Massey of old films : ILONA
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This-and-that dish : STEW
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Either of two wives of Henry VIII : ANNE
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Carrying the latest : NEWSY
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Sew loosely : BASTE
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Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
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Arch supports? : SOLES
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Tricks of the trade : INSANDOUTS
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Pacesetter : LEADER
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Huxley's "Eyeless in ___" : GAZA
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20-, 37- or 52-Across : ANIMATEDCARTOON
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Manages : GETSBY
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"Had ___ and couldn't keep her" (nursery rhyme line) : AWIFE
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Baby buggy : PRAM
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Traveler to Mecca : HAJI
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Sleek, as a floor : WAXY
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Uses Dixie diction : DRAWLS
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"Alas and ___" : ALACK
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Magical, as elves : FEY
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Good neighbor policy : GOLDENRULE
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Strain at La Scala : ARIA
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Fair sight : TENT
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Sharpness : EDGE
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Flabbergast : STUN
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"___ you don't!" : OHNO
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Immediate successor : HEIR
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Torah copyist : SCRIBE
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Davis of "Thelma & Louise" : GEENA
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TWA rival : UAL
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Maniac : MADMAN
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Interrupts on the dance floor : CUTSIN
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___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Wham! : KAPOW
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Future indicators : OMENS
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Waterfall effect : SPRAY
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Science building features : LABS
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Scads : ALOT
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Drop off : DOZE
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"That hurt!" : YEOW
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Faucet hookup : HOSE

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

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