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New York Times, Saturday, August 19, 2000

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles E. Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0819 ( 18,547 )

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Across
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Like Miss Muffet, ultimately : SCAREDOFF
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Idolize, with "on" : DOTE
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It may be red, white or blue : KARATEBELT
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Construction site sight : IBAR
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Bond, e.g. : UNDERCOVERAGENT
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Like some lips : LOOSE
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Big, colloquially : TEXASSIZE
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Plunk or plop preceder : KER
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She played Lois on "Lois & Clark" : TERI
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Soprano ___ Della Casa : LISA
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Gun : REV
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Dwindle : EBB
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Darling dog : NANA
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Carry away : ABDUCT
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6th-century year : DLII
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Point : NIB
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___ City, Utah : BRIGHAM
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On the square : ETHICAL
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Canon camera : EOS
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Indonesia is in it : OPEC
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Occurring 40 to 55 million years ago : EOCENE
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One who rides in a pulka : LAPP
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First name in zany comedy : EMO
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Alma mater of some engrs. : RPI
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Puller of a pulka : DEER
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Stationery store stock: Abbr. : ENVS
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UV index monitor : EPA
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Small-time : PENNYANTE
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
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Victor Hugo villain : INSPECTORJAVERT
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"I ___ Dark Stranger" (Deborah Kerr film) : SEEA
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Smarts : HORSESENSE
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Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
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More magnificent : STATELIER
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Move stealthily : SKULK
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Shell relative : CANOE
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Spirit : ARDOR
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Actress Charlotte et al. : RAES
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Infinitive with a circumflex : ETRE
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Datebook abbr. : DEC
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Amin's predecessor and successor : OBOTE
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Intensely excited : FEVERED
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Willing to talk : FLEXIBLE
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Prepares for a long fight : DIGSIN
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Bow, e.g. : OBEISANCE
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President Benjamin Mkapa, e.g. : TANZANIAN
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Noted serigraph artist : ERTE
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La lead-in : TRA
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Handy communication syst.? : ASL
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VCR insert : TVTAPE
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Floor piece? : RUG
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Bounce back, in a way : ECHO
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Insect pests : BITERS
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Cutting the mustard : ABLE
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"Fear City" director Ferrara : ABEL
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Delocalized : BROADENED
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Gave out : DISPENSED
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Chain with links? : IHOP
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Scrapbook entries : MEMENTOS
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Pierre's here : ICI
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Emulate a yogi : CONTORT
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Favorite writer : PENPAL
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Tavern order : RYE
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Part of v.v. : VERSA
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Nicholas Gage best seller : ELENI
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By itself : PERSE
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Beach ___ (seaside daisy) : ASTER
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Home of a famous tilter : PISA
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Köln cry : ACH
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Ed.'s request : SASE
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Robbie's daredevil dad : EVEL
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Black : JET

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

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