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New York Times, Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Toilet paper rolled the "wrong" way, e.g.

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2000, The New York Times5/9/00 ( No. 18,445 )
Across
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Where the Seine flows : PARIS
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Think hard : FOCUS
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Highland topper : TAM
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Give forth : EXUDE
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Kind of coffee : IRISH
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Rocks, to a bartender : ICE
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Strong effort in cleaning : ELBOWGREASE
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Cover with graffiti, e.g. : MAR
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Notch's shape : VEE
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Piano player in "Casablanca" : SAM
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Ebb : RECEDE
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Bygone brand on U.S. highways : ESSO
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Medieval laborer : SERF
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Lost color : PALED
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Watering hole : TAPROOM
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Food critic Sheraton : MIMI
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Wading bird : IBIS
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It has a creamy middle : OREO
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Physicist's alma mater, maybe: Abbr. : MIT
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Fist, so to speak : KNUCKLESANDWICH
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Old telecommunications giant : ITT
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Margarita need : SALT
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Horse's fare : OATS
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Circus safety features : NETS
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Garden tools : WEEDERS
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Say hi to : GREET
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Swamp snapper : CROC
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Colors : HUES
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Bird and King : LARRYS
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Super-long time : EON
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Part of Pfc.: Abbr. : PVT
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Yuletide worker : ELF
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Really good one : KNEESLAPPER
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Feel awful : AIL
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Ireland, personified : IRENA
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Sunbeam : RAY
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Plumb tuckered out : SPENT
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Quota of winks : FORTY
Down
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Toilet paper rolled the "wrong" way, e.g. : PEEVE
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Wheel turners : AXLES
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Unsophisticates : RUBES
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Chapel vow : IDO
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Uses a Singer : SEWS
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Not so gentle : FIRMER
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Seam contents : ORE
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Spy's org. : CIA
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Subj. of a 1991 breakup : USSR
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Wool-ites? : SHEEP
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"Final Jeopardy" feature : TIMELIMIT
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Professors : ACADEMICS
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New Hampshire town on a lake : MEREDITH
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Fun house sound : GASP
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Ending with video : CAM
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Suffix with psych- : OTIC
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Nature's alarm clock : ROOSTER
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___ song : FORA
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Entreats : ASKS
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Fellows : MEN
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Among others : INTERALIA
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Swimming stroke : BUTTERFLY
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Bouquet : ODOR
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Father of three daughters : KINGLEAR
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Police, with "the" : LAW
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Certain util. : ELEC
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Fab place? : WASH
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Sun. talk : SER
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Abstains, in brief : DOESNT
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Earth Day subj. : ECOL
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Furby fans : TYKES
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Stimulant : UPPER
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Happening : EVENT
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Shelter adoptee : STRAY
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Ginger cookie : SNAP
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Babe in the woods : NAIF
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Vacation time for Henri : ETE
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A, on the Aare : EIN
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U.S. Open entrant : PRO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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