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New York Times, Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like soda bottles, in pre-recycling days
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Piscop. Tuesday freshness: 13%
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© 2000, The New York Times5/30/0 ( No. 18,466 )
Across
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Pedestal topper : IDOL
5
Oodles : GOBS
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Went white : PALED
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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Carefree adventure : LARK
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Beyond's partner : ABOVE
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Checkers color : RED
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They're rated in B.T.U.'s : ACS
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Scratch-off game, e.g. : LOTTERY
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___-Lorraine : ALSACE
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___-mo replay : SLO
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Golf's ___- Ryder Open : DORAL
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Act the toady, slangily : KISSUP
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That's a laugh : HOHO
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Branding tool : IRON
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The necktie in a necktie party : NOOSE
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Sometimes : EVERYNOWANDTHEN
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Kind of show : RAREE
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El ___ (weather phenomenon) : NINO
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Wrongful act : TORT
46
Familiar saying : OLDSAW
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"Hup, two, three, four" caller : SARGE
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"Yay, team!" : RAH
52
Firstborn : ELDEST
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Mideast money : PIASTER
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Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
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P, on a fraternity jacket : RHO
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Practically never : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Earthy pigment : OCHER
67
Tusked critter : BOAR
68
"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
69
"Miracle on 34th Street" actor John : PAYNE
70
Play material for a kitten : YARN
71
Comic Foxx : REDD
Down
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The "I" in IV : INTRA
2
Wooden peg : DOWEL
3
Newspaper opinion pages : OPEDS
4
Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
5
Cosmetic ingredient : GLYCERIN
6
Bozos : OAFS
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Friend in the 'hood : BRO
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Jolly Roger depiction : SKULL
9
Time machine's destination : PAST
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Aid in a felony : ABET
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Zero, on a court : LOVE
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At any point : EVER
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Declare false : DENY
18
Snack in a shell : TACO
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Kasparov's corner man : ROOK
24
Is gaga over : ADORES
25
Rather poky : SLOWISH
27
Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
29
Neither Rep. nor Dem. : IND
30
Bombed : SOTTED
31
New York gallery district : SOHO
32
Computerphile : USER
33
Confined, with "up" : PENT
34
Firefighter, maybe : HERO
35
Certain window shape : OVAL
36
Rancher's concern : HERD
38
"Peter Pan" pooch : NANA
41
Thumbs-up vote : YEA
42
Like soda bottles, in pre-recycling days : NORETURN
47
Small songbird : WREN
49
Tickled-pink feeling : GLEE
51
Sheik's land, in song : ARABY
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Chip away at : ERODE
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Did a smithy's job : SHOED
55
Got in shape, with "up" : TONED
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Inside info : POOP
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Victim of Pizarro : INCA
58
Stiff and sore : ACHY
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Caught in the act : SEEN
60
Run out of gas : TIRE
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Controversial orchard application : ALAR
64
Feathery wrap : BOA
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Fold, spindle or mutilate : MAR

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