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New York Times, Saturday, August 26, 2000

53-Down : Sharp competitor

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 240 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times8/26/00 ( No. 18,554 )
Across
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Old United States maps, e.g. : AMERICANA
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Goes over : SPANS
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Cause for a pause : SEMICOLON
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Want badly : COVET
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News preceder, often : PRIMETIME
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1940's-90's actress Valli : ALIDA
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Feverish : ILL
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Old-fashioned transport : STEAMER
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Chair part : ARM
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"The Children of the Poor" author : RIIS
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Off ___ : ANDON
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"All ___!" (captain's cry) : STOP
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Gay leader? : ENOLA
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Literally, "lion city" : SINGAPORE
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With 34-Down, bygone Baltic language : OLD
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Stored, in a way : CELLARED
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Benjamin Franklin handiwork : PROVERB
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"I'm O.K. with it" : SUITSME
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Brown studies : REVERIES
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Not yet explored : UNENTERED
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Fires : SACKS
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Kind of loser : SORE
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Round lot unit : SHARE
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Foreign currency : LIRE
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Relief : SUB
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Bun makers, e.g. : STYLERS
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Universal Human Rights Month: Abbr. : NOV
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Tomato consommé : MADRILENE
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Follow : ACTON
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Railroad supervisors : ENGINEMEN
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Mendicant : NEEDY
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Is affected by a sidewinder : SEESSTARS
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Not be resigned to one's lot : ASPIRE
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Arthur's boyhood mentor : MERLIN
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Physics Nobelist Segrè : EMILIO
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Pacific ___ : RIM
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Clinches : ICES
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Baked, in Bari : COTTA
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Bigheaded ones? : ALIENS
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Always on the go? : NOMADIC
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Some zoophytes : ANEMONES
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Vet's pride, perhaps : SCAR
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Seat seeker : POL
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United workers : AVIATORS
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"War Scenes" composer : NEDROREM
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Ranch ruckus : STAMPEDE
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Wolf down : ENGLUT
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Independent national since 1991 : SLOVENE
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Like some relationships : SPATIAL
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Yellow ___ : ALERT
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Butch Cassidy, e.g. : ALIAS
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Least interesting : DRIEST
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See 31-Across : PRUSSIAN
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Abandon : RENOUNCE
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Job for an orthodontist : OVERBITE
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Celebrates in verse : BERHYMES
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Shipping route : SEALANE
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Super scooper : DREDGE
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Picture presenter : CINEMA
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Danish bread : KRONER
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So-so pair : SEVENS
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Words before "human" : ERRIS
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Sharp competitor : SONY
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Displeases 57-Down : SINS
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See 54-Down : GOD
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Divulge, with "out" : LET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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