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New York Times, Saturday, August 5, 2000

Company that owns the trade name "Escalator"

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJWXZ} This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times8/5/00 ( No. 18,533 )
Across
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Garfield, e.g. : PETCAT
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Uncommon sort : RARAAVIS
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Get some air : INHALE
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Dormant : INACTIVE
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Justice who took Rehnquist's seat : SCALIA
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Navel observer? : PONDERER
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Agriculturist : TILLER
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___ II (razor brand) : TRAC
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Not just any : THE
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Salad pepper-uppers : ONIONS
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Kind of grass : OAT
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10 jiao : YUAN
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Usurer : LOANSHARK
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Sparkler : GEODE
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West ender? : ERN
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Where Salvador is : BRASIL
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Pop music's 98 Degrees, e.g. : QUARTET
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Orangish : CARROTY
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Directed skyward : UPCAST
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Certain gift : GAB
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French story : ETAGE
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Subject in Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" : HOLYGRAIL
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Connecting point : NODE
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By which: Lat. : QUA
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One making big bucks? : BRONCO
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"El ___" (1998 documentary) : CHE
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Dethrone : OUST
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Famous Massachusetts political family : LODGES
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Iron ore : HEMATITE
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Level best : UTMOST
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Comic who co-starred in "Nuns on the Run" : ERICIDLE
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Phrase of inclusion : ETALII
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Took a break : RECESSED
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Making noises : SONANT
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Symbol of hotness : PISTOL
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San Fernando Valley locale : ENCINO
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Classic theater name : THALIA
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Visit : CALLON
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Who "they" are in the movie "They Live" : ALIENS
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A rip-off for readers? : TEARSHEET
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Actor married to Geraldine Page : RIPTORN
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Ski jacket : ANORAK
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Attacked : RANAT
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Current status? : ACDC
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Put away : ATE
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Whiz : VIRTUOSO
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With 31-Down, exasperated exclamation : IVEHADIT
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Peacefully : SERENELY
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Oenologist's interest : YEAR
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Knack : ART
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[If it weren't for this leash...] : GRR
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They can melt hearts : BABYBLUES
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Gatorade, e.g. : QUENCHER
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See 13-Down : UPTOHERE
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Entirely conjectural : ACADEMIC
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Fires do it : RAGE
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Poet's inits. : TSE
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___ Poly : CAL
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Having a pointy beard : GOATEED
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1975 craze, with "the" : HUSTLE
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Natural hideout : GROTTO
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Surveyor's assistant : RODMAN
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Portuguese-speaking land : ANGOLA
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Strands up north, say : ICESIN
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Went gaga : LOSTIT
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Portions of chewing tobacco : QUIDS
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Company that owns the trade name "Escalator" : OTIS
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Whiz : ACE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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