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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 2000

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0508 ( 18,444 )
Across
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Hollywood favorite : IDOL
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Dwelling : ABODE
10
Walk back and forth : PACE
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Russian legislature : DUMA
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Robert's ___ of Order : RULES
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Roarer : LION
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E-mailed : SENT
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Role for Charlie Chaplin : TRAMP
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Work units : ERGS
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On a long project, perhaps : TIEDUPFORDAYS
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Monopoly properties: Abbr. : RRS
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Extremity : END
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Faddish 90's "art" : TATTOO
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MasterCard alternative : VISA
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Number cruncher, familiarly : CPA
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San Antonio shrine, with "the" : ALAMO
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Coal holders : BINS
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Cries from creative people : AHAS
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Needing a loan : STRAPPEDFORCASH
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Daffy Duck or Donald Duck : TOON
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Black-and-white cookie : OREO
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Wed : UNITE
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Superlative suffix : EST
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"Les Misérables" novelist : HUGO
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Parisian brothers : FRERES
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Perfect Olympics score : TEN
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Constrictor : BOA
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1976 film about Woody Guthrie : BOUNDFORGLORY
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Street/sidewalk separator : CURB
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Seaweed : ALGAE
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Rod, reel, tackle box, etc. : GEAR
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Fairy tale opener : ONCE
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"___ Park" (1981 best seller) : GORKY
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Suburban green : LAWN
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Asterisk : STAR
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Tools for duels : EPEES
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Sea eagles : ERNS
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Driver's licenses, in bars : IDS
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Tune for two : DUET
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Prefix with directional : OMNI
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Missing a deadline : LATE
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Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
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Pats on the back, say : BURPS
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Elgar's "King ___" : OLAF
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Showroom car : DEMO
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Starbucks order : ESPRESSO
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Make, as a case : PLEAD
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Breezy : AIRY
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Gear teeth : COGS
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Printer's widths : ENS
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Sag : DROOP
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Genetic stuff : DNA
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Kind of treat : TASTE
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Choral section : ALTOS
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Picture card : TAROT
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I.R.S. worker : TMAN
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Audio's partner : VIDEO
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Data : INFO
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Preside over : CHAIR
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Hit, and how! : PASTE
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Hearth waste : ASHES
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Arctic floater : BERG
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Teenage woe : ACNE
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Weight : POUNDAGE
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The "R" in R.F.D. : RURAL
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Biddy : HEN
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Old-fashioned ones : FOGEYS
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Potato, for one : TUBER
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"I ___ for animals" : BRAKE
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Diamond sacrifice : BUNT
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Big failure : FLOP
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Fairy tale villain : OGRE
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Eye up and down : OGLE
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Derrière : REAR
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Indicate boredom : YAWN
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Nasdaq list: Abbr. : COS
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T.L.C. givers : RNS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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