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New York Times, Friday, June 30, 2000

"___ take arms against a sea of troubles": Shak.

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 10, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 2000, The New York Times6/30/00 ( No. 18,497 )
Across
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Locale receiving investments : DEVELOPMENTAREA
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Newspaper feature : EDITORIALCOLUMN
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Quick-sketch pros : SIDEWALKARTISTS
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Certain clamp shapes : CEES
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Flirts may use theirs : TOES
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Zairean autocrat Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Kind of test : BETA
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Summer feature: Abbr. : DST
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Head : FOAM
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Codger : COOT
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Addressee of many a request : MOM
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Possible result of hesitation : LOSTOPPORTUNITY
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Hobbies and such : ACTIVEINTERESTS
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Paris premiere of 1953 : WAITINGFORGODOT
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Patty Hearst kidnap grp. : SLA
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Insouciance : EASE
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Western Electric founder ___ Barton : ENOS
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Abbr. on mariners' maps : ISL
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Guff : SASS
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Computer picture : SCAN
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Spot : ESPY
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Bug-eyed : GAGA
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Ballpark figures : CONCESSIONAIRES
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Memorable Met conductor : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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Gives cause for optimism : RAISESONESHOPES
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Fam. tree member : DESC
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1982 George Plimpton best seller : EDIE
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___ infra (see below) : VIDE
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Form of the verb "etre" : ETES
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Fan setting : LOW
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Declaim : ORATE
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Command : PILOT
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Acknowledge : MAKEACONFESSION
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Old musical notes : ELAS
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Big mfr. of point-of-sale terminals : NCR
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Day care attendee : TOT
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Most-wanted : ALIST
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Dodge : RUSE
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CPR pros : EMTS
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Standard late-night TV fare : BMOVIES
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29-Across, often : DOTER
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Playwright Preston : STURGES
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Central : FOCAL
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Port of ancient Rome : OSTIA
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Bickering, say : ATIT
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"___ take arms against a sea of troubles": Shak. : ORTO
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Botch : MISDO
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Four Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
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Popular computer game : MYST
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See 33-Down : LAWS
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With 32-Down, things that send people to jail : PENAL
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Gluttons : PIGS
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Brightly colored : NEON
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Small bone of the middle ear : INCUS
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Strike ___ : APOSE
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Lip-___ (fakes it) : SYNCS
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Mark of Zorro? : SCAR
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"The Last of the Mohicans" girl : CORA
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Con man? : ANTI
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___ perpetuum (let it be everlasting) : ESTO
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Football Hall-of-Famer Marchetti : GINO
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"What ___!" ("That's rich!") : ARIP
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Kind of therapy : GENE
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"No returns" : ASIS
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Help wanted notice? : SOS
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"I see!" : AAH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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