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New York Times, Saturday, May 6, 2000

They're often responsible for upsets: Abbr.

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 122 for Mr. Norris.
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© 2000, The New York Times5/6/00 ( No. 18,442 )
Across
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Branches, say : STREAMS
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Gaps : CHASMS
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Gets more active : HEATSUP
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Beef cut : BRISKET
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Mediator's problem : IMPASSE
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Make a new arrangement : RESTYLE
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Govt. agency since 1970 : EPA
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They may have extras : NEWSIES
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Showing fatigue : WAN
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Air bag? : LUNG
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"Lucky" numbers, in France : SEPTS
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Jargon : CANT
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Roman invasion resister : DRUID
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___ gratias : DEO
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City near Clearwater : LARGO
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Flat-brimmed hat : SAILOR
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Stir up : ENGENDER
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Weakness : BLINDSPOT
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Clarify : SPELLOUT
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Lacking a break : ONEACT
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"Tony n' ___ Wedding" (theater hit) : TINAS
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Subjects of interstate regulation: Abbr. : RRS
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Protection : ARMOR
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They're often responsible for upsets: Abbr. : INDS
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Express displeasure : STAMP
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Large hall : SALA
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Protected beast : GNU
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The poor : PAUPERS
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Reagan pet project: Abbr. : SDI
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Rubber : MASSEUR
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Misdirects : LEADSON
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Varnish thinner : ACETONE
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Petroleum distillate : TOLUENE
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Sister of Venus : SERENA
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Pinchpenny's opposite : SPENDER
Down
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Critical ship system, in "Star Trek" : SHIELDS
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Batter-dipped dish : TEMPURA
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Megaliths site in the Pacific : RAPANUI
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Fraternity letter : ETA
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Org. : ASSN
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Ponders : MUSES
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Discharged : SPEWED
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Blackfoot foes : CREES
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Express displeasure : HISS
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Halifax clock setting: Abbr. : AST
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Up : SKYWARD
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Gallimaufry : MELANGE
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Powerful speaker : STENTOR
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English : BRITONS
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Traffic stopper? : SPEEDTRAP
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Four-volume 18th-century literary classic : GILBLAS
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Warms up at the track : CANTERS
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Gets dressed (up) : DOLLS
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First name in hotels : LEONA
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Popular vacation spot : RIO
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Mail place: Abbr. : GPO
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Encourage : NURTURE
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Blots : STIGMAS
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Light sailing ship : PINNACE
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Consumer : ENDUSER
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Put together : AMASSED
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Brewski : COLDONE
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Person with a whip, maybe : TRAINER
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Refines : SMELTS
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Hot spot : SAUNA
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Like some hospital procedures : PREOP
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Drudge : PEON
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Merchandise mover : SALE
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___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
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Make demands of : DUN

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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