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New York Times, Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Author:
Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 18,501 )
Across
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Bit of parsley : SPRIG
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Go crazy, slangily : FLIP
10
"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Historical 1960 John Wayne film, with "The" : ALAMO
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Bit : IOTA
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Hardly the life of the party : BORE
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Headline about lightning hitting a landfill? : DUMPSTRUCK
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1996 also-ran : DOLE
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Psychic's claim : ESP
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See 2-Down : SUM
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Get, as an idea : HITUPON
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Gets ore : MINES
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Jiffy : SEC
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Child punishment tool? : THEPARENTSTRAP
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Afrikaners : BOERS
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"Cool!" : NEAT
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Noted 1964 convert to Islam : ALI
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Character : ROLE
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Offspring : SPAWN
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Assist a writer : EDIT
40
The Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
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Aberdeen native : SCOT
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First sign of spring : ARIES
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What the Little Engine That Could experienced? : CHOOCHOOSTRAIN
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Leader in a 1972 summit meeting with Nixon : MAO
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Scarlett's third : RHETT
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Garden pavilions : GAZEBOS
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Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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Pub quaff : ALE
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Skating jump : AXEL
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Student who plays hooky at noon? : LUNCHSTRAY
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Pro or con : SIDE
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Actor Estrada : ERIK
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Bale binder : TWINE
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"Hey!" : PSST
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TV rooms : DENS
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Ice cream drinks : SODAS
Down
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Sign used in a 21-Across : PLUS
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Alternative to steps : RAMP
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Mischief-maker : IMP
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Spreads rumors : GOSSIPS
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Less flexible : FIRMER
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"Mambo No. 5" singer ___ Bega : LOU
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Yen : ITCH
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Islamabad's country : PAKISTAN
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Take into a flying saucer, say : ABDUCT
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Roller coaster part : LOOP
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Viewed : SEEN
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Bluefin, e.g. : TUNA
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New driver's hurdle : TEST
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Simple : MERE
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Gramm or Grams : SENATOR
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Wisdom ___ : TOOTH
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"You there?" : HELLO
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Right from the factory : NEW
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r's, in geometry : RADII
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Not of this world : ALIEN
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They may be bottomless : PITS
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Taught : SCHOOLED
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Nanki-___ of "The Mikado" : POO
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Wound cover : SCAB
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Drawers : ARTISTS
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Egg dish : OMELET
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Not the finest homes : SHACKS
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Musician John : TESH
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[You don't mean THAT!] : GASP
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Allies' foe : AXIS
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Last letters, in England : ZEDS
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Positive : SURE
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Like a desert : ARID
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Snake ___ (60-Down) : EYES
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Writer Anaïs : NIN
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See 56-Down : TWO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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