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New York Times, Friday, June 2, 2000

Like a system with equal gains and losses

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJVWX} This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times6/2/00 ( No. 18,469 )
Across
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Tuba's role, maybe : BASSPART
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Division : SCHISM
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Working together (with) : INLEAGUE
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Toy, of a sort : POODLE
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Oxygen eschewer : ANAEROBE
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Aspects of problems : ANGLES
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Like the Great Plains : SEMIARID
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Radio couple at 79 Wistful Vista : MCGEES
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Sask. neighbor : NDAK
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Like C-rated bonds : RISKY
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Box : CRATE
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Pounds : SMITES
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Washoe County seat : RENO
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Part of an act : SCENETHREE
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Popular firewood : OAK
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Short : BRUSQUE
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Boise's county : ADA
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Infatuated with : CRAZYABOUT
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Smokes : CIGS
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Ancient Qumran dweller : ESSENE
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It talks : MONEY
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Polo, e.g. : SHIRT
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Predicament : SPOT
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Poe poem : LENORE
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Board game with opposing battalions : STRATEGO
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Shortly : INASEC
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Sam's place in "Casablanca" : PIANOBAR
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Ballroom dance : MINUET
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Secret identity : CODENAME
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Appear that way : SEEMTO
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Aspirin and codeine : ANODYNES
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Leaning : BIAS
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Queen ___ style : ANNE
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Hit hard : SLAM
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Understand the true nature of : SEEINTO
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Flag locale : PARADE
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Plato's plaza : AGORA
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Mental block? : RUBIKSCUBE
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Like some golf balls : TEED
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Modern junk : SPAM
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Not metaphysical : CONCRETE
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Greedy : HOGGISH
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Lollygags : IDLES
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Well-groomed : SLEEK
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Not well-groomed : MESSY
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Snappish one : CROC
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Relatively safe military position : REAR
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Singer Paul : ANKA
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Subatomic particle : MESON
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Unsettled : INQUESTION
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German: Abbr. : TEUT
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Sp. titles : SRAS
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Subject of some prayers : RAIN
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Halftime lead, e.g. : EDGE
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Unforced : EASY
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Hardly a main drag : BYSTREET
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Like a system with equal gains and losses : ZEROSUM
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Soft and light : COTTONY
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Didn't suffer quietly : MOANED
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Some sizes : SLIMS
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Skating name of fame : HENIE
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Absurd : INANE
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Museo del ___ : PRADO
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Outer: Prefix : ECTO
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Labrador retriever? : SPCA
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"Personal Witness" author : EBAN
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Brave, in a way : GAME
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Metal containers : ORES

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

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