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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 2001

56-Across : The U.S., to Mexicans

Author:
William I. Johnston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Johnston.
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© 2001, The New York Times8/1/01 ( No. 18,894 )
Across
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Yogurt fruit : KIWI
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Kind of page : OPED
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Leprechaun's land : ERIN
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Rhodes of Rhodesia : CECIL
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Where a puppy may be picked up : NAPE
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Not a niche audience : MASSMARKET
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Hot times in Haiti : ETES
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Locker room activity : PEPTALK
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Without a contract : ONSPEC
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Ogle : EYE
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Private places : SANCTA
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Get-up-and-go : OOMPH
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Third-century date : CCI
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Clobbers : ROUTS
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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They'll knock you out : ETHERS
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"Guilty," e.g. : PLEA
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Many a Louis : ROI
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Kettles ... or the theme of this puzzle : MAANDPA
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Belushi venue, for short : SNL
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May race, informally : INDY
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Well-tossed pigskin : SPIRAL
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Lilly of pharmaceuticals : ELI
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Bill Haley bandmate : COMET
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In need of salting, maybe : ICY
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Modern news source : MSNBC
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More than 25% of immigrants to the U.S. : ASIANS
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Spreadsheet part: Abbr. : COL
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Sign up : ENROLL
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The U.S., to Mexicans : ELNORTE
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Dayan contemporary : MEIR
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It may become a queen : PASSEDPAWN
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Penny-pinching : MEAN
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Plantain lily : HOSTA
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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It's under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
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Rubber hub : AKRON
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Grooves on : DIGS
Down
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Dole's 1996 running mate : KEMP
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Skinny one : WISP
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Marching together : INSTEP
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Map info : SCALE
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Dental plan, maybe : PERK
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When doubled, defensive fire : ACK
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50-50, e.g. : TIE
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Lyrical John : ELTON
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Like some shopping : ONESTOP
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1968 presidential candidate : PATPAULSEN
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Fencing need : EPEE
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Progeny: Abbr. : DESC
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Wanton destruction : MAYHEM
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A.T.M. maker : NCR
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Nature films, perhaps : SCENICS
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Hang in the breeze : AIRDRY
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"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
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Maine town : ORONO
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Robin's sweetheart : MAIDMARIAN
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"Taxi" singer : CHAPIN
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Potato sack wt., maybe : TENLB
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___ law (old Frankish code) : SALIC
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Profs' help : TAS
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Sauna site : SPA
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Amaretto flavor : ALMOND
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Kind of question : YESORNO
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Up to, for short : TIL
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Like a mansard roof : SLOPED
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Greek leader : ALPHA
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Untainted : CLEAN
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1998 role for Uma : EMMA
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___-do-well : NEER
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Idaho motto starter : ESTO
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Indian princess : RANI
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Bit of wicker : TWIG
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Winds up : ENDS
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Just fine : AOK
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Pre-Yeltsin abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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