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CRITIC'S VIEW

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 2000

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 79 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 18,485 )
Across
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Place to change : CABANA
7
Film festival site : CANNES
13
Powerful cliques : MAFIAS
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Cottonwood trees : ALAMOS
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Cousin of a meadowlark : ORIOLE
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Feminine : WOMANLY
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Some bomb squad members : ROBOTS
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Lunar craft : LANDER
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Moved with a davit : HOISTED
25
Start of a quote : IHAVENOOBJECTIONSTO
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Home to many Swiss banks : BASEL
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"___ Little Tenderness" : TRYA
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Nautical ropes : TYES
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Istanbul currency : LIRA
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Leader of a flock : PASTOR
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Itch cause, perhaps : BITE
40
Tore : SPED
44
Quote, part 2 : LONGTEDIOUSPLAYS
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"L'chaim," literally : TOLIFE
50
1943 conference site : TEHRAN
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They're taken in punishment : LUMPS
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Historian Durant : ARIEL
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Elroy's pooch : ASTRO
54
Member of a sting operation? : KILLERBEE
58
Gentlemanly reply : YESMAAM
60
Accelerator bit : ION
61
Visits from Carry Nation : RAIDS
62
Atlanta-to-Miami dir. : SSE
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With 65-Across, Irish writer and author of the quote : JOHNB
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See 63-Across : KEANE
67
Legal ending : ESE
70
Gap : SPACE
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Venue for the Blues Brothers, for short : SNL
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Music shop fixtures : CDRACKS
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Checkers masters : THENIXONS
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Patricia of "Betrayal" : HODGE
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They sit near the violas : OBOES
83
Two-handed lunches : HEROS
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One who's not out of bounds? : LEAPER
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Nervous ___ : NELLIE
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Quote, part 3 : IALWAYSFEELFRESH
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One, in Köln : EINS
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Jeanne d'Arc et al.: Abbr. : STES
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Cockeyed : ALLWET
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Saddlery needs : AWLS
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Aligned : TRUE
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Stiff bristle : SETA
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Allegro ___ (very fast) : ASSAI
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End of the quote : WHENIWAKEUPATTHEEND
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Like some elephants : ASIATIC
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Environs : MILIEU
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Runoff spot : RAVINE
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In progress : NOTDONE
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Like meringue : BEATEN
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Sites for fights : ARENAS
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Book of Changes : ICHING
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Least hale : ILLEST
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Sire, e.g. : PARENT
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West Indies language : CARIB
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Wahine's welcome : ALOHA
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Cakes with kicks : BABAS
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"Don't make ___!" : AMOVE
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___ motel (tryst site) : NOTELL
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Part of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Pigments : COLORANTS
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Sheikdom of song : ARABY
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Stealth warrior : NINJA
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Network terminal : NODE
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T.V.A. product : ELEC
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Muralist José María ___ : SERT
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End users? : MOONERS
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Wacky : AMISS
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Ramadan observance : FAST
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Captivated by : INTO
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Partner of steak : ALE
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Lead role on TV's "Providence" : SYD
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"...it's ___ know" : WHOYOU
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Not esto or eso : OTRO
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Put ___ (ask a hard question) : ITTO
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Project conclusion? : ILE
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LuPone role : PERON
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Oklahoma county seat : ADA
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Scuttle : SINK
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Makes fuzzy : BLURS
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Prosodic foot : IAMB
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Play a key role? : TYPE
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Caesar's existence : ESSE
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Doesn't fold : STAYS
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Pumice features : PORES
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Name in a Beethoven opus : ELISE
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Vietnam's Ngo Dinh ___ : DIEM
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Gain entry : GETIN
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Beat, as the heart : THROB
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Entreated : PLED
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Marco Isl.'s locale : FLA
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British Petroleum acquisition : AMOCO
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Something to cash in: Abbr. : IRA
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Tilter's need : LANCE
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Emulated Ananias : LIED
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Comet competitor : AJAX
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Biddy : HEN
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Big name in book publishing : KNOPF
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Venerable one : ELDER
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Gastroenteritis cause : ECOLI
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Knitter's buy : SKEIN
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Test track features : ESSES
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Winter blankets? : SNOWS
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Council city of 1409 : PISA
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Ten Commandments word : SHALT
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Beluga yield : ROE
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Skilled : ABLE
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Michael Moore's "Downsize ___!" : THIS
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Gun, slangily : HEAT
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Colleague of Dashiell : ERLE
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Horde : SLEW
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Matriarchal figure : GREATAUNT
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Really big shoe? : EEE
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Vezina Trophy org. : NHL
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Serving up whoppers : YARNING
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Floodgate : SLUICE
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Whooshed : FLEW
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Smack : SWAT
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Most of Libya : SAHARA
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Grand name : TETON
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Place for hospitality : SUITE
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They're pointless : EPEES
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Break off : SEVER
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Île de la Cité locale : SEINE
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The U.N.'s Kofi ___ : ANNAN
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Clarification preceder : IDEST
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Attached to : WITH
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"___ known then..." : HADI
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Prefix with valence : AMBI
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Actor Martin of "Hill Street Blues" : KIEL
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Carrier to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
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Kind of door : TRAP
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Violinist Kavafian : ANI
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Rare polit. designation : SOC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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