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New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 2001

A winning combination in today's puzzle theme

Author:
Stephen Windheim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephen Windheim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Windheim.
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© 2001, The New York Times6/26/01 ( No. 18,858 )
Across
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Burrito filler : BEEF
5
Send out : EMIT
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Brown ermine : STOAT
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Bowser's bowlful : ALPO
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Sari wearer : RANI
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Blood carrier : AORTA
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Shipping method : RAIL
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Pay to play : ANTE
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Out-and-out : UTTER
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1965 Beatles #1 hit : TICKETTORIDE
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Rocky hill : TOR
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Light-footed : NIMBLE
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Shakespeare's Sir Toby : BELCH
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It has a low pH : ACID
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Cousin of a puffin : AUK
35
Start of long-distance dialing : ONE
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Friendly : AMICABLE
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A nod could express it : TACITAPPROVAL
43
48-card game : PINOCHLE
44
"What a good boy ___!" : AMI
45
Giant Hall-of-Famer : OTT
46
Altar site : APSE
48
Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
52
Skull-and-crossbones stuff : POISON
55
Jazzman Adderley : NAT
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Cause of wrinkles : AGE
58
Part of a Pope poem : TOERRISHUMAN
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Scroll in an ark : TORAH
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Yankee nickname : YOGI
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Baptism or bris : RITE
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Orléans's river : LOIRE
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The avenging Mrs. Peel : EMMA
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Once more : ANEW
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Having secret marks, maybe : CODED
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Reach across : SPAN
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Result of downsizing : LESS
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Toper's total : BARTAB
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"Seinfeld" gal : ELAINE
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Like DeMille films : EPICAL
4
Coffeehouse music : FOLK
5
Poetry Muse : ERATO
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"Om," e.g. : MANTRA
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Keen about : INTO
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Echelon : TIER
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King Fahd, for one : SAUDI
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Family emblem : TOTEM
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Food scrap : ORT
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Scarfed down : ATE
13
La Brea goo : TAR
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Like Archie Bunker's humor : ETHNIC
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Mrs. Gandhi : INDIRA
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Rum cake : BABA
27
Slow period : LULL
28
___ out a win : EKE
30
Chanel of fashion : COCO
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Dynamic Duo's garb : CAPES
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Babysitter's handful : IMP
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Odorless gas : ETHANE
38
Arrives à la the Iceman : COMETH
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Rah-rah : AVID
40
Former Yugoslavian president : TITO
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Lock opener? : ANTI
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Chalet site : ALP
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Half of a store-owning duo : POP
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Something inexplicable : ENIGMA
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Street girl : GAMINE
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Playing marbles : AGATES
51
Takes more Time? : RENEWS
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It may be glassy or icy : STARE
54
Marveled aloud : OOHED
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Like 60% of the world's people : ASIAN
59
Whiskeys : RYES
60
Easy win : ROMP
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Special touch, in brief : TLC
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A winning combination in today's puzzle theme : OOO
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Purge : RID

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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