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New York Times, Monday, June 5, 2000

Author:
William A. Ballard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Ballard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ballard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0605 ( 18,472 )

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Across
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Place for a barbecue : PATIO
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Magical being : ELF
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One who's not out on called strikes : SCAB
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Lessen : ABATE
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Equine color : ROAN
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Diva's song : ARIA
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Strategic military advantage : SUPERIORNUMBERS
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Wineglass part : STEM
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___ man out : ODD
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Indian home : TEEPEE
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Touchdown makers : SCORERS
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What a poor winner does : GLOATS
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Clarinetist Artie : SHAW
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Cowboys' home : RANGE
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Neck wraps : BOAS
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Plummet : DROP
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They're far from the coastline : INTERIORREGIONS
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Boxing match results : TKOS
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Dweeb : NERD
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Eight-person band : OCTET
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"___ funny. Ha, ha!" : VERY
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Pot winners : TAKERS
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Cats, informally : MOUSERS
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It's a boy : LAD
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Completely wrong : ALLWET
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"___ Gang" comedies : OUR
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Restaurant handout : MENU
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Hidden agenda : ULTERIORMOTIVES
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Italian money : LIRE
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Wood cutter : ADZE
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The Atlantic, e.g. : OCEAN
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Officeholder's office : SEAT
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Many, many years : EON
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Italian food : PASTA
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"No bid" : PASS
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Touch on : ABUT
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3M product : TAPE
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Any thing : ITEM
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"___ the land of the free..." : OER
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Wear away : ERODE
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"___ of the Flies" : LORD
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Auto engine part : FAN
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Cavalry weapon : SABER
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Brunch serving : CREPE
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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They're covered on diamonds : BASES
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Weirdo : NUTCASE
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Charged particles : IONS
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Cat call : MEOW
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Road to Rome : ITER
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Pottery fragment : SHARD
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Sand inside a shoe, e.g. : GRIT
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Thin : LANK
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"I'm ___ your tricks!" : ONTO
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Many, many years : AGES
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"Pardon me" : SORRY
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Afrikaners : BOERS
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Tracy of the comics : DICK
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Learning system : ROTE
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It has no comparison : ONER
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Attention-getters : PSTS
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Subject of a law of physics : INERTIA
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Prod : GOAD
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Go off in a new direction : VEER
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Tropical root : TARO
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Manhandles : MAULS
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Half of an old comedy duo : OLLIE
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The "U" in UHF : ULTRA
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Chocolaty : SWEET
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Unit of light : LUMEN
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Kind of 63-Across : ORZO
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Flaky mineral : MICA
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After-dark times, in classifieds : EVES
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Tidy : NEAT
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Annapolis institution, for short : USNA
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Flowery verse : ODE
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Pinnacle : TOP

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

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