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New York Times, Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Getting through a busy toll plaza, e.g.
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Arbesfeld. Wednesday freshness: 34%
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© 2000, The New York Times7/5/0 ( No. 18,502 )
Across
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Dolt : CLOD
5
Unit of capacitance : FARAD
10
Recover : HEAL
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Do road work : PAVE
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Certain teasing : APERY
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Org. concerned with due process : ACLU
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It may be a double in the Olympics : AXEL
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Comedian Robert : KLEIN
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Nickname for a 6-foot 140-pounder, say : SLIM
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It's part of growing up : RITEOFPASSAGE
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Bering ___: Abbr. : STR
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This should always be 24-Down : AIM
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Immobilizer : SPLINT
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Carolina fliers : WRIGHTBROTHERS
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Sound : AUDIO
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Makeshift rodeo seating : HAY
33
Ninnies : GEESE
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Big success : HIT
35
African capital : ACCRA
40
Center of many an orbit : SUN
41
Uproar : FUROR
42
Report boastfully : WRITEHOMEABOUT
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It makes a lot of scents : CHANEL
49
Model Carol : ALT
50
Pen : STY
51
Al Kaline and Roberto Clemente : RIGHTFIELDERS
55
Pay to play : ANTE
56
Basket fiber : ISTLE
57
Help, as a prankster : ABET
60
Wrest (from) : TEAR
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Overindulges : SATES
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PBS science series : NOVA
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Nose (out) : EDGE
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Marriott rival : HYATT
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The original Lola, in "Damn Yankees" : GWEN
Down
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Busy worker in Apr. : CPA
2
Loose : LAX
3
Nullify : OVERRIDE
4
Supermarket feature : DELI
5
Ad-lib : FAKEIT
6
Poise : APLOMB
7
Water hazard : REEF
8
Give it ___ (swing hard) : ARIP
9
The 60's Celtics, e.g. : DYNASTY
10
Getting through a busy toll plaza, e.g. : HASSLE
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Bakery treat : ECLAIR
12
Adjusts, as tires : ALIGNS
13
"Network" director : LUMET
21
Western lake : TAHOE
22
Geom. solid : SPH
23
Loot : SWAG
24
See 25-Across : TRUE
28
Enlisted men : GIS
29
Safari sight : RHINO
30
___ Chex : OAT
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"What's that?" : HUH
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___ worse than death : AFATE
36
Chicago pro : CUB
37
Medieval weapon : CROSSBOW
38
Not a close game : ROUT
39
Bohemian : ARTY
40
Having an "I" problem? : SELFISH
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Complained : WHINED
43
Shabby : RAGTAG
44
Belong : INHERE
45
Asian holiday : TET
46
Croquet need : MALLET
47
Firstborn : ELDEST
48
Pack securely : CRATE
52
Ray Charles's "What'd ___" : ISAY
53
Singer James : ETTA
54
Telephoned : RANG
58
Threshold : EVE
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Thrash : TAN

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