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New York Times, Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Where Sherlock Holmes "died," with "the"

Author:
William A. Ballard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Ballard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ballard.
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© 2000, The New York Times8/23/00 ( No. 18,551 )
Across
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Where Sherlock Holmes "died," with "the" : ALPS
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Deejays' platters : SPINS
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Omnibus alternative : TRAM
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Ticked off : SORE
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Ripley's last words? : ORNOT
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Shakespearean ensign : IAGO
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Energy source : ATOM
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Get stuck : LODGE
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River of Aragón : EBRO
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Outsized sleeping accommodations? : FIVEPOSTERBED
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Calypso offshoot : SKA
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Long intro? : ERE
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Blubbers : CRIES
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Too-small topper? : NINEGALLONHAT
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Where the action is : ARENA
33
Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Encircle : GIRD
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Like cheddar cheese on a tray : CUBED
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One of the Ivies : PENN
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"Duck soup!" : EASY
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H.M.O. requirement, usually : COPAY
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Too little of a bad thing? : SIXDEADLYSINS
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Russian pancakes : BLINI
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Tale teller : POE
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Somewhat belated desire? : EIGHTYEARITCH
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Ruination : BANE
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Fess up : ADMIT
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Dilly : ONER
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Sailor's respite : LEAVE
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Prolific auth.? : ANON
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Noggin : PATE
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Maze word : ENTER
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Seeds often get them : BYES
Down
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Center of a comparison : ASA
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His wife was a pillar : LOT
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Vulgar sort : PROFANER
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It might jackknife : SEMI
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Maturity classification of sherry : SOLERA
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Move forward : PROPEL
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___-Aryan : INDO
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Year-end libations : NOGS
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"Keep as is" : STET
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___ del Fuego : TIERRA
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Animal in a warren : RABBIT
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Match, grammatically : AGREE
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They sometimes swing : MOODS
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Star in Lyra : VEGA
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Go off the wall? : ECHO
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Hose problem : SNAG
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Opera's ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
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"Bitter" part : END
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Nation with a solid green flag : LIBYA
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Poetic homage : ODE
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Nancy Drew's boyfriend : NED
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No-goodnik : CAD
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Manipulate : USE
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Shortstop, e.g.: Abbr. : POS
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Spiritual revelation : EPIPHANY
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Prefix with second : NANO
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AMEX counterpart : NYSE
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Lighted sign : EXIT
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Dermatologist's diagnosis : CYST
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Official seal : SIGNET
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"Psst!" follower, maybe : INHERE
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Reason out : DERIVE
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Hang out : LOITER
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Jazz variation : BEBOP
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Thick vine : LIANA
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Brown rival : YALE
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Where it all started : EDEN
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Latin 101 verb : AMAT
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Horseshoe ___ : CRAB
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Last X of X-X-X : TOE
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"T" or "F": Abbr. : ANS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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