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New York Times, Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Losing come-out roll in craps
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Gordon. Tuesday freshness: 3%
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© 2000, The New York Times6/13/0 ( No. 18,480 )
Across
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Important exam : FINAL
6
Serene : CALM
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Pint sellers : PUBS
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Concert site : ARENA
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Zone : AREA
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"Make it snappy!" : ASAP
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Small salamanders : NEWTS
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Hussy : MINX
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Command to a sloucher : SITUPSTRAIGHT
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Mutt : CUR
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Haunt : OBSESS
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Nervous : ONEDGE
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Contains : HAS
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Greek theater : ODEON
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Stoltz of "Mask" : ERIC
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Dog in "Beetle Bailey" : OTTO
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Dry run : TEST
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Wraps up : ENDS
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Losing come-out roll in craps : THREE
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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___ Tunes (cartoon series) : LOONEY
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Summer attire : SHORTS
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Hack's workplace : CAB
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Stubborn one : ASS
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Be dead and buried : PUSHUPDAISIES
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With the bow, in music : ARCO
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Na+ and Ca++, e.g. : IONS
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"Cheers" mailman : CLIFF
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Dressed : CLAD
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Authentic : REAL
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Influential member of a tribe : ELDER
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Fictional Jane : EYRE
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Squalid : SEEDY
Down
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Strike out : FAN
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Wrath : IRE
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Bygone cinema bonuses : NEWSREELS
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Opposed : ANTI
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Remain in good shape : LAST
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Pitches a tent : CAMPS
7
Get up : ARISE
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It begins on Ash Wednesday : LENT
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Noted jazz drummer : MAXROACH
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Notre Dame's city : PARIS
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Style manual concern : USAGE
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Spa : BATHS
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Fop's footwear : SPATS
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Sport ___ (modern vehicle) : UTE
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Stomach muscles, briefly : ABS
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Take for one's own use : COOPT
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Moron : DOLT
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Bearded antelope : GNU
30
Top 40 station's play list : HITS
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11,000-foot mount in Europe : ETNA
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Pistol, slangily : ROD
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Cuatro y cuatro : OCHO
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Avert : TURNASIDE
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Park features : TREES
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Respects the rules : OBEYS
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Get worked up? : PERSPIRE
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D.D.E.'s command, once : ETO
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Good name for a cook : STU
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There are 2.2 in a kg. : LBS
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"The final frontier" : SPACE
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___-burly : HURLY
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"American Beauty" prize : OSCAR
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___ Island : RHODE
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Ear part : CANAL
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Air passenger's request : AISLE
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Perpetrator : DOER
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Clinches : ICES
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Vogue competitor : ELLE
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Agent from Washington : FED
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Prepare scrapple, say : FRY

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3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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