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New York Times, Saturday, June 24, 2000

Author:
Nancy Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 94 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0624 ( 18,491 )
Across
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Permits passage, perhaps : STEPSASIDE
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Time of a famous dispatch : IDES
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Bills : PAPERMONEY
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Custom officer's cry : NEXT
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Better : AMELIORATE
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Stoic philosopher : CATO
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Basket alternative : CART
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Band with the album "Monster" : REM
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Singer Artis Ivey, familiarly : COOLIO
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Physics class topic : ERG
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Tape, say : RECORDING
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Photocopied : RANOFF
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It may follow one's convictions : SENTENCE
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Act starter : SCENEI
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Not get used : SIT
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Fast cars : GTS
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"Mystery Date" actress ___ Polo : TERI
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Innocent : LAMB
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Prefix with centenary : TER
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1980's program: Abbr. : SDI
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Early Bird was the first one : COMSAT
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Rating range : ONETOTEN
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Long-tailed finch : TOWHEE
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Desolation : STARKNESS
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"Catch-22" pilot : ORR
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Mezzo Berganza : TERESA
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Hikes : UPS
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Brothers : FRAS
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Purlieu : AREA
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It has strings attached : MARIONETTE
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Force : DINT
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There's no end to them : ETERNITIES
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"Show Boat" cap'n : ANDY
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Casting aid : SCREENTEST
Down
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Thumbs strike them : SPACERS
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Fort Lauderdale suburb : TAMARAC
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Table centerpiece : EPERGNE
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Barrage : PELT
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Indian name starter : SRI
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Picasso's love : AMOR
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More likely to erupt : SORER
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Chaotic : INAMESS
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P.D. figure : DET
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Speaker's asset : EYECONTACT
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Needing to be cracked? : INCODE
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Casino activity : DEALING
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Like ground sloths : EXTINCT
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Old comics : STOOGES
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Bit for the silent butler : ORT
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Overlay with wood or plaster : CEIL
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Peter Jennings's birthplace: Abbr. : ONT
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Toll : FEE
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Peter, Paul and Mary : FIRSTNAMES
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Starting point for Pasteur : IDEE
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Barn sound : MOO
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Upscale wheels : BMW
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Fiesta fare : TOSTADA
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Join, redundantly : ENTERIN
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Hit, in a way : REAREND
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John Hancock, e.g. : INSURER
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Shrimp : SHORTIE
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Does an aquarium job : AERATES
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Least long : TERSEST
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Compact : TREATY
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Accepts : OKS
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Place for a finial : SPIRE
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Sound amount : SONE
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Boba ___ of "Star Wars" : FETT
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Flight coordinators: Abbr. : ATC
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Miller's lover in "Henry & June" : NIN

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

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