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New York Times, Thursday, June 22, 2000

9-Down : "And blah blah blah"

Author:
Robert B. Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebut
16/22/2000
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Robert B. Baker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baker.
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B
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A
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N
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G
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O
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M
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E
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N
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E
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A
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T
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O
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N
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U
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P
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T
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R
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Y
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M
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C
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C
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P
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R
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D
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S
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O
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A
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L
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C
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O
H
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O
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O
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L
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A
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D
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A
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L
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C
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N
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D
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L
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W
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A
R
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P
R
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O
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P
H
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U
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L
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D
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N
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P
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T
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I
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C
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S
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A
D
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R
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N
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T
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E
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C
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M
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E
H
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A
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T
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N
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O
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W
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A
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B
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A
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K
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R
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U
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O
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G
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© 2000, The New York Times6/22/00 ( No. 18,489 )
Across
1
Sudden start : BANG
5
Arrival of clouds, for instance : OMEN
9
Use as a dining table : EATON
14
Read ___ (study) : UPON
15
Catamount : PUMA
16
Towel material : TERRY
17
Wampanoag war leader, 1675-76 : METACOMET
19
"Oho!" and such : CRIES
20
From the 1930's : PREWAR
21
Creek war leader, 1813-14 : REDEAGLE
23
Mast support : STAY
25
First National Leaguer to hit 500 home runs : OTT
26
Matter of proof? : ALCOHOL
30
Seminole war leader, 1835-37 : OSCEOLA
34
Electronic gate : DIODE
35
Peak in Haute-Savoie : ALPE
37
Opposing : CON
38
Lenape advocate of Indian unity and resistance, ca. 1760's : DELAWAREPROPHET
42
___-Aztecan languages : UTO
43
Laguna Veneta borderer : LIDO
44
Temperature taker, maybe : NURSE
45
Ottawa war leader, 1763-65 : PONTIAC
48
Gloom : SADNESS
50
Commanded : RAN
51
Bird so-called from its call : NENE
52
Shawnee war leader, 1812-13 : TECUMSEH
56
TV ad directive : ACTNOW
61
Like some colonies : APIAN
62
Sauk war leader, 1832 : BLACKHAWK
64
Tutor's subject, maybe : PIANO
65
Italian artist Guido : RENI
66
End ___ : USER
67
"Ivanhoe" writer : SCOTT
68
Mediterranean port : ORAN
69
Huff : GASP
Down
1
Cause for an apology : BUMP
2
Mimic : APER
3
Any letter from A to G : NOTE
4
Nibble : GNAW
5
City north of Lisbon : OPORTO
6
Tight-lipped : MUM
7
Filer : EMERY
8
Basketball's Thurmond : NATE
9
"And blah blah blah" : ETCETC
10
Freshen : AERATE
11
H.S. class : TRIG
12
City on the Oka : OREL
13
Wall Street Journal subj. : NYSE
18
Tropical nut : CASHEW
22
Medicine man? : DOSER
24
King who sacked Rome : ALARIC
26
Make sense : ADDUP
27
Deceive : LIETO
28
List preceder : COLON
29
Harem room : ODA
30
Resist : OPPOSE
31
Orangeish : OCHRE
32
Windblown soil : LOESS
33
Pennies, maybe : ANTES
36
Commanded : LED
39
King and others : ALANS
40
Next : ONDECK
41
Smile producer : PUN
46
Absentee : TRUANT
47
"You are, too!" preceder : IAMNOT
49
Extra Strength product : ANACIN
51
Panther, e.g. : NHLER
52
Shoe appendages : TAPS
53
Like some struggles : EPIC
54
"I'm history!" : CIAO
55
Catalan river : EBRO
57
Tough : THUG
58
Its work is done in stages : NASA
59
Can't pay : OWES
60
1970's-80's sitcom setting : WKRP
63
Santa ___ : ANA

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later.

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