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New York Times, Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
Cuddly "Return of the Jedi" creature
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
RebusCircleScrabble
1521.58
Nancy Salomon
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534/11/20004/28/20075
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179312111
Scrabble
1.52
Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 59 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Blackard.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/15/00 ( No. 18,543 )
Across
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___ Lee cakes : SARA
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Nifty : NEAT
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Places for plaques : WALLS
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Sit (down) : PLOP
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"This round's ___" : ONME
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Duck : AVOID
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Charitable donations : ALMS
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Brain wave : IDEA
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Moses' mount : SINAI
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John Denver sang it in 1975 : SWEETSURRENDER
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French sea : MER
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"___ out!" (ump's call) : YER
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Dis's opposite : DAT
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School zone caution : SLO
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Posture problem : STOOP
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Piercing places : EARS
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Shakespeare's was "mortal" : COIL
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Steamed (up) : HET
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Boozer : SOT
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Make ___ dash for : AMAD
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Gwen Verdon sang it in 1966 : HEYBIGSPENDER
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"Out with it!" : GIVE
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Nod from offstage, maybe : CUE
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Toupee, slangily : RUG
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Inn inventory : ALES
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Lip service? : KISS
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Kind of list : DEANS
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Word before and after "oh" : MAN
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Hobbyist's place : DEN
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"Take out the trash," repeatedly : NAG
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Xmas time: Abbr. : DEC
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Elvis Presley sang it in 1962 : RETURNTOSENDER
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Calf-length skirts : MIDIS
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Cuddly "Return of the Jedi" creature : EWOK
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Pierce player on "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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In a rut : STUCK
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Small, medium or large : SIZE
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Like the diver's end of the pool : DEEP
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Illicit cab : GYPSY
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Act the worrywart : STEW
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Tacks on : ADDS
Down
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Jerks : SPASMS
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Completely off-base : ALLWET
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The Joker portrayer Cesar : ROMERO
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Church alcove : APSE
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Boom or zoom : NOISE
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Stand the test of time : ENDURE
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U.S.A. part: Abbr. : AMER
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Pendant gem shape : TEARDROP
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"Fuzzy Wuzzy ___ fuzzy" : WASNT
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Gung-ho : AVID
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Wanting company : LONESOME
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1997 Jim Carrey comedy : LIARLIAR
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Reagan's long-range plan?: Abbr. : SDI
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Laid-back : TYPEB
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Break time : EASTER
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Vintage : OLD
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"But of course!" : OHYES
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Silly sorts : ASSES
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Bum off of : CADGE
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Heart : TICKER
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Boisterous fun : HILARITY
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Tied : EVENEDUP
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Brand in a bar : GUINNESS
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Elbow : NUDGE
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Looker's leg : GAM
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Catch some Z's : SNOOZE
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Mixed up : ADDLED
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Had to have : NEEDED
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Tidbits for Fido : SCRAPS
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Somewhat dark : DUSKY
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Nervous twitches : TICS
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Simple Simon : TWIT
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Zapata's "zip" : NADA
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Flavor enhancer, briefly : MSG

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

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