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New York Times, Monday, August 14, 2000

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 18,542 )
Across
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Hertz competitor : AVIS
5
Mature : RIPEN
10
Play parts : ACTS
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1/500 of the Indianapolis 500 : MILE
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Wear away : ERODE
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___ cheese (salad topping) : BLEU
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Animal skin : PELT
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Valley ___, Pa. : FORGE
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Wild pig : BOAR
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Where to get scared : HAUNTEDHOUSE
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Org. with secrets : CIA
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"___ a small world..." : ITS
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Second of two : LATTER
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Still rumpled, as a bed : UNMADE
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Wineglass features : STEMS
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Where to get jarred : BUMPERCARS
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Insane : MAD
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Child most likely to be spanked : BRAT
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___ de Janeiro : RIO
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Satisfy a hankering : SATE
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Hankering : YEN
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Where to get dizzy : TILTAWHIRL
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Hoity-toity sorts : SNOBS
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Debit's partner : CREDIT
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"Little ___ Annie" : ORPHAN
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Decorated war pilot : ACE
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Place to recuperate : SPA
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Gentle alternative to 20-, 32- and 41-Across : MERRYGOROUND
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Shaking chill : AGUE
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Computer operators : USERS
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Greasy : OILY
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Full house, e.g. : HAND
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Quote as an example : CITE
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Bartenders tender them : ALES
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Echolocation : SONAR
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Baby goats : KIDS
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Piece of band equipment : AMP
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Compete : VIE
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Down with the flu : ILL
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Son of Adam and Eve : SETH
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Opponent in an argument : REFUTER
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Shackles : IRONS
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Harbor : PORT
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Perimeter : EDGE
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Christmas tree shedding : NEEDLES
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Monastery heads : ABBOTS
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Influence : CLOUT
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Hardly the prim sort : TEASE
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More certain : SURER
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Campaign worker : AIDE
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Boars Head product : HAM
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Small compartment : CUBBY
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Become accustomed (to) : INURE
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Jordan's capital : AMMAN
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Liable : APT
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Leaves harbor : SAILS
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Gait faster than a walk : TROT
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Test taker's dirty secret : CRIB
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Hotel cleaners : MAIDS
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Just clear of the ocean floor : ATRIP
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Altanta-based airline : DELTA
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"What ___ Is" (1988 #1 country hit) : SHE
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Languages : TONGUES
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Plaintiff : ACCUSER
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Carolina ___ (little songster) : WREN
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Rips to bits : SHREDS
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Opponent's vote : NAY
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University of Nebraska campus site : OMAHA
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Magnificent : REGAL
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Wrinkly fruit : PRUNE
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Major blood carrier : AORTA
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Nobel Peace Prize city : OSLO
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Loading area : DOCK
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Caesar's three : III
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Inc., in Britain : LTD
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"You bet!" : YES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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