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New York Times, Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0503 ( 18,439 )
Across
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Moneybags : FATCAT
7
Flatfoot's lack : ARCH
11
Patient insurance grp. : HMO
14
Cash alternative : CHARGE
15
Open carriage : SHAY
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Comment from Bill the Cat, in the comics : ACK
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Insertion marks : CARETS
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Minnow's milieu : POND
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Grp. all fired up about firing? : NRA
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Fast start : ASHWEDNESDAY
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"___ bon!" : CEST
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Nabisco product : OREO
27
They grow fat on the farm : EWES
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Aerodynamic vehicle : RACECAR
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Inquisitive Ken : STARR
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Guadalajara gold : ORO
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Roughly : ORSO
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Is inquisitive : PRIES
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Red plot? : STRAWBERRYPATCH
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Clam's home : SHELL
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Scottish native : GAEL
45
As well : TOO
46
Plains drifters : BISON
49
Popular NBC host : JAYLENO
51
Abductors' craft, some say : UFOS
53
Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
55
Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
56
Music megasellers : PLATINUMHITS
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To an advanced degree : FAR
61
Prego competitor : RAGU
62
Brand-name watches : CASIOS
66
Human tail? : OID
67
Hellenic characters : ETAS
68
Theme of this puzzle : BLONDS
69
Monopoly acquisitions: Abbr. : RRS
70
Adam's third son : SETH
71
Result of some talks : MERGER
Down
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TV watchers?: Abbr. : FCC
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It's said when a light bulb goes on : AHA
3
Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" : TAR
4
Be constructive : CREATE
5
F.B.I. workers: Abbr. : AGTS
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New Age musician John : TESH
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On the say-so of : ASPER
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Site of one of the Seven Wonders of the World : RHODES
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Defeatist's word : CANNOT
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Evil alter ego : HYDE
11
Scribbled, e.g. : HANDWRITTEN
12
Jazz singer Carmen : MCRAE
13
Approves : OKAYS
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Declining in health : WORSE
22
___ do Mar (Brazilian range) : SERRA
23
Peeved : CROSS
24
Our "mother" : EARTH
25
They show runs : SCOREBOARDS
29
Monks' hoods : COWLS
30
Wall Street wheeler-dealer, briefly : ARB
32
Put on : APPLY
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Web site address ending : ORG
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___-Car rental company : ECONO
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Brushes away : SHOOS
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Select group : ALIST
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Indian chief : RAJAH
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Vote for : YEA
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Rococo : ORNATE
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Chewy candy : NOUGAT
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Landlord : LESSOR
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Eager to do : UPFOR
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Pizazz : FLAIR
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Compress : SMUSH
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Fits or snits : IRES
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Weapon in modern warfare : ICBM
59
Whopper : TALE
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Gerund maker : ING
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Rhapsodic rhyme : ODE
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Estonia, once: Abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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