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New York Times, Monday, July 3, 2000

"Mo' Better Blues" director Spike

Author:
Marjorie Berg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Marjorie Berg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Berg.
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© 2000, The New York Times7/3/00 ( No. 18,500 )

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It may be high or low on a car : BEAM
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Immediately, to a surgeon : STAT
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Little bits : DRIBS
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Airport outside Paris : ORLY
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Brain tests: Abbr. : EEGS
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Book that's read word-for-word : ROGET
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Docking spot : PIER
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Waterproof cover : TARP
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Black, on a piano : EBONY
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Entry requirement, sometimes : SECRETPASSWORD
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Headlight? : HALO
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Little 'un : TOT
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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Retaliate : GETEVEN
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Hot springs : SPA
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Bowie's weapon : KNIFE
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"Mo' Better Blues" director Spike : LEE
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Money man Greenspan : ALAN
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Fibster : LIAR
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Color : HUE
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Watermelon throwaways : SEEDS
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Popular place : HOTSPOT
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Take care of a bill : PAY
50
Diving seabird : AUK
51
Fair-sized field : ACRE
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Buried loot : HIDDENTREASURE
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Stored on board : LADED
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Like some testimony : ORAL
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Surgery souvenir : SCAR
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Lagoon encloser : ATOLL
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Decorate anew : REDO
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___ mater : ALMA
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Brawl : MELEE
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Shake hands for the first time : MEET
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Chatters : YAPS
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Conks : BOPS
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Gift of the Magi : MYRRH
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Agree out of court : SETTLE
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Kitchen whistler : TEAPOT
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Taj Mahal's city : AGRA
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Dosage amts. : TSPS
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Utilized : DREWON
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Brainless one : ROBOT
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Curve : BEND
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Hog's home : STY
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Raring to go : EAGER
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Wield a wheel : STEER
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Brain protector : SKULL
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Comics orphan : ANNIE
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King with a golden touch : MIDAS
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Santa's assistants : ELVES
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Churchill's sign : VEE
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What a new parent craves : SLEEP
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Bamboo eater : PANDA
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On pins and needles : ANTSY
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___-de-lance : FER
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Space-___ (modern) : AGE
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Auto airflow regulator : CHOKE
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Over's partner : OUT
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Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
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Football strategy session : HUDDLE
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Memorial Day event : PARADE
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American wildcat : OCELOT
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Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
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English paper : ESSAY
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Love's opposite : HATE
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Matinee hero : IDOL
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Test standard : NORM
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Squirrel's home : TREE
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Bruins' sch. : UCLA
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Freeway access : RAMP
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Historic times : ERAS
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM

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