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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 2000

1,500 years before the Wright brothers' first flight

Author:
Patrick D. Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQVXYZ} Spans: 5, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/18/00 ( No. 18,546 )

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Across
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Like a tête-à-tête sofa : SSHAPED
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Drink to one's health : WASSAIL
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Reason to separate swine : CHOLERA
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Roadblock : IMPASSE
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Beat in a shootout : OUTDRAW
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Charges : TILTSAT
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Short, in a way : ONEACT
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1,500 years before the Wright brothers' first flight : CDIII
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Onetime club initials : PTL
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70's-90's pitcher Charlie : HOUGH
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Kind of coil : TESLA
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Rd. map line : RTE
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"O Sanctissima," e.g. : NOEL
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Buff : TAN
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Like coated fabrics : CREASERESISTANT
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Went off the beam? : LOSTONESBALANCE
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Gracious admission of an error : ISTANDCORRECTED
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Spooky place?: Abbr. : CIA
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Pivot : SLUE
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The buck stops here : DOE
43
Big name at Notre Dame : KNUTE
46
Clashing : ATWAR
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Spot : DAB
51
Rays : RADII
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Comparison : SIMILE
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Style of Hals and Velázquez : REALISM
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Some newsbreaks : UPDATES
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Flower cluster : PANICLE
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Look through blinds, say : PEEKOUT
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Changed : MUTATED
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Subscription cards, e.g. : INSERTS
Down
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Beat, in a way : SCOOP
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Divert : SHUNT
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Ensconced eatery : HOTELRESTAURANT
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Robert of "Guys and Dolls" : ALDA
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Uses as a roost : PERCHESON
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Wordsworth's Muse : ERATO
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Bird that nests in chimneys : DAW
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Unhealthy mix : WITCHESBREW
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Problem in an alley : SPLIT
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"Ogives" composer : SATIE
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Name in the middle of a masthead : ASSISTANTEDITOR
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"There ___ Mountain" (1967 Donovan hit) : ISA
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Umpire's cry : LET
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Like much lost-and-found property : UNRECLAIMED
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Has dates : GOESOUT
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Pierce : LANCE
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Chipped in : ANTED
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"Later!" : TATA
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Unreliable source : LIAR
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Select on a computer : CLICK
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Cellist's cube : ROSIN
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Intentions : ENDS
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Some winter merriment : SLEDRIDES
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Kind of shell : TACO
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Connie's portrayer, in "The Godfather" : TALIA
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Order : EDICT
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Resort near the White River National Forest : ASPEN
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Dweller on the Bering Sea : ALEUT
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Conquers : BESTS
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Castaway's home : ISLE
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Fulfill, as a bid : MAKE
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Dashboard abbr. : RPM
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___ de vie : EAU
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Big inits. in news : UPI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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