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New York Times, Wednesday, July 12, 2000

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Ballard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0712 ( 18,509 )
Across
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Ready : RIPE
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Vast extents : DEEPS
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Break in relations : RIFT
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Cassowary cousins : EMUS
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Look for : AWAIT
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Sneaking suspicion : IDEA
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Humor in its verse possible form? : PUNTAMETER
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Showy flower, for short : GLAD
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Basket twigs : OSIERS
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Prerevolutionary state : UNREST
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Parts of geometry calculations : PIS
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Edit comedy scripts? : BLUEPUNCIL
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Scale member : SOL
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Summon, in a way : BEEP
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City ESE of Bombay : POONA
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Plowed land : TILLAGE
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It creates drafts : BREWPUB
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Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Plummet's opposite : SOAR
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___ Missouri : USS
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Comedy writing? : PUNMANSHIP
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"___ China" policy : ONE
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Full-service components? : PLATES
46
Gaelic "Gee!" : OCH
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Petit four finisher : ICER
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When it's broken, that's good : PAR
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Wedding sites : ALTARS
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Move like molasses : OOZE
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Joke postscripts? : APPUNDAGES
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Lean and sinewy : WIRY
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Wool source : LLAMA
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Blow off steam : VENT
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Word for Yorick : ALAS
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Badlands formations : MESAS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Defaulter's loss : REPO
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Stern competitor : IMUS
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Cure for sick jokes? : PUNICILLIN
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Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
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Farm mothers : DAMS
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Farm mother : EWE
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Totally gone : EATENUP
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Coyote State capital : PIERRE
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"Sophie's Choice" Oscar winner : STREEP
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"Stat!" : RIGHTNOW
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Like some rumors : IDLE
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Four Freedoms subject : FEAR
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"Behold!" : TADA
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Uris hero : ARI
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1997 Fonda role : ULEE
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Fab : SUPER
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W.W. I French soldier : POILU
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Seek spare change : BEG
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Witticism capital? : COPUNHAGEN
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"Ocupado" : INUSE
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Where cures are discovered : LABS
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Stage : STEP
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___ metabolism : BASAL
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Eel look-alikes : LAMPREYS
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___ de Bologne (park west of Paris) : BOIS
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Grammy category : RAP
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Hillary supporters : SHERPAS
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Flamethrower fuel : NAPALM
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Bread or butter : STAPLE
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Pianist's span : OCTAVE
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Getting on : OLD
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Caucus state : IOWA
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Slinky, basically : COIL
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Browning's "Rabbi Ben ___" : EZRA
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Literary collections : ANAS
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City near Sparks : RENO
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Tu-144 and others : SSTS
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Actress Thurman : UMA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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