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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Author:
M. Francis Vuolo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Vuolo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Vuolo. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Frolic : ROMP
5
Asian expanse : GOBI
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'92 campaign issue : NAFTA
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Mideast bigwig : EMIR
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Israeli foreign minister during the Yom Kippur War : EBAN
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Kind of organizer : UNION
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Neighbor of Guinea : MALI
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Let : RENT
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Movie for which Ernest Borgnine won an Oscar : MARTY
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Cautionary reply #1 : IHAVEMYDOUBTS
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Tucker who sang "Strong Enough to Bend" : TANYA
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N.H.L. div. : ATL
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Cable giant, for short : TCI
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With 46-Across, cautionary reply #2 : TRYNOTTOGET
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Some deli orders, briefly : BLTS
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Driller's org. : ADA
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"Gladiator" setting : ARENA
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Nukes, say : REHEATS
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Daddy-os : HEPCATS
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Provinces : AREAS
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1901 novel set in India : KIM
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Some trills from Sills : ARIA
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See 28-Across : YOURHOPESUP
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Prefix with fuel : SYN
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Confident solver's tool : PEN
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Act badly : EMOTE
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Cautionary reply #3 : DONTCOUNTONIT
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On one's guard : LEERY
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Pond dweller : ALGA
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___ Hari : MATA
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From the top : AGAIN
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Guitarist Lofgren : NILS
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Jazz musician Jackson : MILT
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Evasive : DODGY
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Complainer's state : SNIT
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Son of Hera : ARES
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Invoice word : REMIT
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D-Day beach : OMAHA
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La Scala locale : MILAN
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Outhouse : PRIVY
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Disease cause : GERM
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"You will ___" (hypnotist's phrase) : OBEY
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Bit of gang attire : BANDANA
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Fully : INTOTO
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All tingly : NUMB
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Sci. class : ANAT
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Someone on a mountain may be in this : FIRSTGEAR
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Little one : TOT
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"___ luck?" : ANY
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Have : EAT
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Maximum: Abbr. : ULT
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Meter leader : CENTI
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Take ___ sign : ITASA
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Turn state's evidence : RAT
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N.F.L. gains : YDS
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Cane's sound : TAP
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Sighting in the North Pacific : ORCA
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Donkeys' cries : BRAYS
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"Bad, bad" Brown : LEROY
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Zombies, collectively : THEUNDEAD
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Purposely burn : SEAR
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Silvery-gray : ASH
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One of a matching set : HIS
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It'll never get off the ground : EMU
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"thirtysomething" co-star : KENOLIN
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Choose : OPT
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Popular pie filling : PECANS
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Caress : PET
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"Oh, ___!" ("Wow!") : MOMMA
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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Honorific : TITLE
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Les ___-Unis : ETATS
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Photocopier's need: Abbr. : ORIG
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Part of a Manhattan address: Abbr. : NYNY
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___ fruit : UGLI
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Boss Tweed caricaturist : NAST
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Boy : LAD
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It may need a boost : EGO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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