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New York Times, Thursday, June 15, 2000

Author:
Edgar R. Fontaine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edgar R. Fontaine

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fontaine. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0615 ( 18,482 )
Across
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The oldest Brady kid : GREG
5
Scratches : CLAWS
10
Sleuths, for short : TECS
14
Like a certain avis : RARA
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Museum item : RELIC
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1952 Winter Olympics site : OSLO
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First of billions : ADAM
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Trump : OUTDO
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Knock for a loop : STUN
20
Mayfair moms : MATERS
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"The earth orbits the sun" and others, once : HERESIES
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With 37- and 49-Across, possible solution to 12-Down : PROFESSORPLUM
26
Brain popper : IDEA
27
Disclose : IMPART
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Strumpet : HUSSY
33
Nazi fighter in W.W. II : TITO
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As well : TOO
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See 24-Across : INTHEDININGROOM
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U.S.S. Enterprise officer: Abbr. : CDR
42
Lab site: Abbr. : INST
43
Old Studebakers : LARKS
44
Furry-eared animals : KOALAS
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Frost : HOAR
49
See 24-Across : WITHTHEWRENCH
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Symbol of Americanism : APPLEPIE
57
Astronomer's sighting : NEBULA
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Like some points : MOOT
59
Humble : ABASE
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It was sacred in ancient Egypt : IBIS
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Lothario's look : OGLE
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Decisive refusal : NEVER
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Salon job : TINT
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Gung-ho (on) : SOLD
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Eyelid maladies : STYES
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Ranch brush : SAGE
Down
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Pa's pa : GRAMP
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Range of perception, so to speak : RADAR
3
Goddess often pictured with a crown of roses : ERATO
4
Angler's delight : GAMEFISH
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Stick with a pocket : CROSSE
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Romanian currency : LEU
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Notwithstanding that, for short : ALTHO
8
Dentist's request : WIDER
9
Ill-fated U.S. submarine of 1968 : SCORPION
10
Difficult-to-predict outcome : TOSSUP
11
Insurance worker : ESTIMATOR
12
See 24-Across : CLUE
13
Chips off the old block : SONS
21
Go back to brunette, say : REDYE
23
Bark beetle's target : ELM
25
Paul Claudel play "The ___ Slipper" : SATIN
28
Hornswoggle : ROOK
29
Gobblers : TOMS
30
Bumpkin : HICK
31
Reverse : UNDO
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Predictor of things to come? : STRAWPOLL
34
Electees : INS
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A tenth part : TITHE
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Kitchen basins : DISHPANS
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Look daggers : GLARE
40
Servings on toast : RAREBITS
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Made carousel music : LILTED
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Had a heart? : ATE
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One side in N.F.L. negotiations : OWNERS
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Lhasa's land : TIBET
51
Backbreaking : HEAVY
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Northeast Sudan, once : NUBIA
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Adhere : CLING
54
Waste maker : HASTE
55
Book after Joel : AMOS
56
Okefenokee resident : POGO
60
"What'd I tell ya?" : SEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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