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New York Times, Saturday, June 17, 2000

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 124 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0617 ( 18,484 )
Across
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It's cut and dried : BEEFJERKY
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Parts of faiths : SECTS
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Uncompromising offer : ALLORNONE
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Spirit : HEART
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They're rarely hits : FLIPSIDES
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Some officers : FEDS
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Held : DEEMED
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Fitting : DUE
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Infuriate : IRE
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Renfrew's org., in old radio : RCMP
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Ticker locale: Abbr. : NYSE
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Title girl in a 1968 Buckinghams hit : SUSAN
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Projection : EAVE
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Delicacy : TACT
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Starts an occupation : MOVESIN
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Court figure : ARGUER
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Some gang members : BIKERS
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Swordsman's belt worn diagonally from shoulder to hip : BALDRIC
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One of the Muppets : ELMO
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Seeing trouble : STYE
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Kind of tag : PHONE
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Fictional hunter : FUDD
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Peculiarities : TICS
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Picks (up) : PEPS
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Test in coll., perhaps : GRE
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Delicacy : ROE
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Heavy metal : OSMIUM
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Honoree's locale : DAIS
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Tear open : UNRIP
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Set aside : INRESERVE
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___-et-Loire (French department) : SAONE
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Takes care of : SEESAFTER
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With 28-Down, newswoman who founded a college in Claremont, Calif. : ELLEN
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Final, maybe : ESSAYTEST
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English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage : BAFFIN
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Queen of fiction : ELLERY
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Passes over : ELIDES
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Swells : FOPS
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Some sons : JRS
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English author Blyton : ENID
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Endured : RODEOUT
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Gets down : KNEELS
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Polite response : YESMAAM
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Slough : SHED
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Letters on a pump, maybe : EEE
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Sales rep's accessory : CARDCASE
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Ancient magistrate : TRIUMVIR
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Gets more arduous, in a way : STEEPENS
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Dignify : ENNOBLE
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Exude : REEKOF
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Debussy's "Douze ___" : ETUDES
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See 61-Across : SCRIPPS
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Bubbly beginning? : AER
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Dash : VIM
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Deep : ABSTRUSE
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Thinking : RATIONAL
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Sweetening agent : GLYCEROL
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Shift : CHEMISE
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Ices : ENSURES
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Conjectures : OPINES
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Lorre's "Casablanca" role : UGARTE
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Offensive actions : DRIVES
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Barren : DESERT
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Exposed : OPEN
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City on the Salt River : MESA
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Nimble : DEFT
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Chemical suffix : INE
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For instance : SAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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