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New York Times, Thursday, August 17, 2000

Capital captured by the Germans 4/9/40

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Staples.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/17/00 ( No. 18,545 )
Across
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They may be out on a limb : NESTS
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After the hour : PAST
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Have no truck with : SHUN
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On the ball : ALERT
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Capital captured by the Germans 4/9/40 : OSLO
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Bishop of Rome : POPE
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Sylvester's "Rocky" co-star : TALIA
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Most close : STINGIEST
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"When you get ___..." (parent's reply) : OLDER
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Russian retreat : DACHA
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Formed fuzzballs : PILLED
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Kind of needle : CROCHET
32
In the thick of : AMID
33
Denizen of the deep : HUMPBACKWHALE
35
Place for bacon : PAN
36
Airplane maneuverer : AILERON
38
Guitarist Paul : LES
39
A toddler may go on one : PIGGYBACKRIDE
41
Lincoln picture site : CENT
42
Get ready for a comeback tour : REUNITE
43
Doesn't hold back : EMOTES
45
Captain Hull, known as "Old Ironsides" : ISAAC
46
Maintenance mate : BOSUN
48
Football play : QUARTERBACKSNEAK
54
Act of betrayal : JUDASKISS
57
Gen. Powell : COLIN
58
Enchanted prince, perhaps : FROG
59
Skip : OMIT
60
Electronic game pioneer : ATARI
61
Where to wear a genouillère : KNEE
62
Gets the picture : SEES
63
Conviction : TENET
Down
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Abbr. in many org. names : NATL
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Carrier to 54-Down : ELAL
3
Actress Ward : SELA
4
Having three parts : TRIFOLD
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Clip alternative : STAPLE
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Follower of tracks, maybe : POSSE
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Moving : ASTIR
8
Stitch target : SLIT
9
Novelist Morrison : TONI
10
Soufflé flavorer : SPINACH
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It makes a row : HOE
12
Bull markets : UPS
13
Like some prices : NET
19
Founder : GODOWN
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"How ___!" : ODD
24
Fireplace site : CHALET
25
Moon of Saturn named after an Amazon : HELENE
26
Bikini tryouts : ATESTS
27
Scrolls : PAPYRI
28
Some computer files : IMAGES
29
Ancient Romans spoke it : LINGUA
30
Fix : CURE
31
Letter on some college jackets : RHO
33
Move after a pirouette, perhaps : PLIE
34
Club ___ : MED
36
High points : APICES
37
N.Y.C. subway : IRT
40
Fit to be tied : INARAGE
41
Mean : CONNOTE
43
Abbr. after a name : ESQ
44
Sweet grape used in winemaking : MUSCAT
46
Count with a keyboard : BASIE
47
Sacks, so to speak : OUSTS
49
Win category in the W.B.A. : TKOS
50
Coleridge work : RIME
51
Flair : ELAN
52
Frigid finish : AIRE
53
Sweater : KNIT
54
See 2-Down : JFK
55
Samovar : URN
56
John ___ : DOE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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