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New York Times, Saturday, August 12, 2000

Country with a blue-, black- and white-striped flag

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times8/12/00 ( No. 18,540 )
Across
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Ancient shrines : CATACOMBS
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Keep one's distance from : AVOID
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Sappho, for one : LYRICPOET
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Condo luxury : SAUNA
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Be distinct, in a way : ENUNCIATE
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Lockheed P-38 feature : TURBO
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At one time, at one time : ERST
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Sign, as an agreement : ENTERINTO
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George Herriman cartoon critter : KAT
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Launch site : SILO
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Poison: Prefix : TOXO
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Tough looks : SNEERS
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Shade of blue : NILE
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All ___ : WET
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Shepherdess in Virgil's "Eclogues" : DELIA
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Neuter : GELD
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Iran-Contra grp. : NSC
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Cry at a casino : LETITRIDE
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Ball club : BAT
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Neighbor of Pol. : LITH
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More upscale : NICER
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Letter run : STU
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Ed.'s request : SASE
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Mounts : GETSON
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___ Plus razor : ATRA
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Besmirches : TARS
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Fort Worth sch. : TCU
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On its way (or so they say) : INTHEMAIL
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Close, as friends : GOOD
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Charm : AMUSE
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Part of a Car and Driver rating : ENDURANCE
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Discourage : REPEL
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Planners' work : SCENARIOS
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Area bordering the Himalayas : ASSAM
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Lover's secret : SHADYPAST
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Narrow-faced irons : CLEEKS
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"We, the Living" novelist : AYNRAND
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Part of a board : TRUSTEE
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"___ No Sunshine" (1971 hit) : AINT
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New Deal program: Abbr. : CCC
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19th-century humorist ___ Read : OPIE
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Haunted house sounds : MOANS
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Risking everything : BETTINGTHERANCH
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More intense, as a stare : STEELIER
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Palazzo Alfieri locale : ASTI
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Brag : VAUNT
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Play narrated by a stage manager : OURTOWN
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Workload sites : INBOXES
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1957 Physics Nobelist Tsung-___ Lee : DAO
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Egg ___ : ROLLING
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Market letters : OTC
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Pipe connection : ELL
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Cambodian currency : RIELS
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Fill : SATIATE
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One of the Munsters of 60's TV : EDDIE
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"Ugh!" : ITSAMESS
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Outer: Prefix : ECT
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Character-building org. : BSA
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Once in a while : ATTIMES
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British trouser cuffs : TURNUPS
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Country with a blue-, black- and white-striped flag : ESTONIA
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Ornamentational styles : ROCOCOS
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Least covered : NUDEST
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Lost : ATSEA
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Place for a hit, usually : SIDEA
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Controls : HELM
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City in southern Sweden : LUND
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Title hero in Glenn Close's first major film : GARP
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Constellation near Norma : ARA
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Light line : RAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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