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New York Times, Wednesday, June 14, 2000

With 32-Across, a 1983 Lionel Richie hit

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Blackard.
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© 2000, The New York Times6/14/00 ( No. 18,481 )
Across
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Trifle : GEWGAW
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Scenery spoiler : SMOG
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"Kapow!" : BAM
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Pleistocene Epoch, familiarly : ICEAGE
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Come into view : LOOM
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Skilled horseman of the Old West : UTE
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Roads to wedded bliss? : BRIDALPATHS
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Sign of success : SRO
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Any old town : BURG
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Grand party : FETE
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End of 14-Across : THAW
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Timeline sections : ERAS
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Beach accessory : TOWEL
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Prenuptial nerves? : ALTAREDSTATES
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See 63-Across : ARE
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Nix from Nixon, e.g. : VETO
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Bossy boss : TYRANT
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Artist Rousseau : HENRI
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Give it ___ : AGO
40
Stake : WAGER
41
Director's cry : ACTION
43
Ancient Andean : INCA
45
Altdorf's canton : URI
46
Snort of a confirmed bachelor? : AISLEBEDARNED
49
Quality camera : LEICA
50
Word processing command : UNDO
51
It may be critical : MASS
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Campus marchers: Abbr. : ROTC
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The last Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Latin trio leader : AMO
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Advice to a wannabe princess? : MARRYANDREW
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With 32-Across, a 1983 Lionel Richie hit : YOU
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Horace tome : ODES
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"Wait Till the Sun Shines" girl : NELLIE
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Nile reptile : ASP
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Stag, in a way : SOLO
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Renders unyielding : STEELS
Down
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The "Gee" in Bee Gees : GIBB
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Hose hue : ECRU
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Small dam : WEIR
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Potato peeler, e.g. : GADGET
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Turkish honorific : AGA
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Prosperity : WELFARE
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Part of a farm feeder : SLAT
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Some church music : MOTETS
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"That feels good!" : OOH
10
A.L. or N.L. V.I.P.'s : GMS
11
Amateurish : BUSHLEAGUE
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Siamese-speak : MEOW
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100 centimos : PESETA
22
Prefix with -zene : TETRA
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It has full pockets : RAVIOLI
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Baseball's Master Melvin : OTT
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Disobedient : WAYWARD
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Vegetarian protein source : LENTILSOUP
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Stray from the herd : DOGIE
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Quite a dummy : SNERD
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"That's it!" : AHA
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Prefix with athlete : TRI
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Gets promoted : RISES
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Taxi sign : ONDUTY
42
Japanese computer giant : NEC
44
Things people do to get their kicks? : CANCANS
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Speed (along) : BARREL
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Noggin : NOODLE
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Poet Angelou : MAYA
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Pop singer Tori : AMOS
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About : ORSO
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Diamond of music : NEIL
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Bowls over : AWES
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Calendar pages: Abbr. : MOS
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Big deal : ADO
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Bottom line : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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