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New York Times, Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Author:
Jim Morton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQW} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Morton. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 18,572 )
Across
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Price of a movie? : VINCENT
5
Wooer : BEAU
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Some figures on the Parthenon : CENTAURS
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Leave the stage : EXIT
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Become harvestable : RIPEN
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Begin to wake up : STIR
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Duchamp's art movement : DADA
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Easy ___ : ASPIE
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British conservative's doctrine : TORYISM
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Athenian or Corinthian : HELLENE
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Place for a bar : SOAPDISH
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"Carmen" and "Norma" : OPERAS
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Bannockburn boy : LAD
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Laverne and Shirley's landlady : EDNA
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Roster : ROTA
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Beige : ECRU
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Santa Anita doings : RACES
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Composer Schubert : FRANZ
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Yahoo! competitor : AOL
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Miracle Whip maker : KRAFT
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Al ___ (cooked yet firm) : DENTE
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Delta deposit : SILT
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Nervous : EDGY
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Org. in which Colin Powell once served : ROTC
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Today, in Tijuana : HOY
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Met villains, often : BASSOS
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Tight-fisted folk : SCROOGES
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Oval : ELLIPSE
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Drive back : REPULSE
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Forest clearing : GLADE
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Inkling : IDEA
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Lavish affection (on) : DOTE
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Gourmand : EATER
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Saxophone part : REED
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At any point : EVER
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What foxhounds try to catch : THESCENT
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Wraps up : ENDS
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Football linemen : CENTERS
Down
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What two-piece suits lack : VESTS
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Retort in a playground argument : ISTOO
3
Nigerian currency : NAIRA
4
Agave : CENTURYPLANT
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Nightstand spot : BEDSIDE
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Closing period in a semester : EXAMS
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Abet : AID
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Six-sided state : UTAH
9
Part of Manhattan : CENTRALPARK
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Passenger train feature : AISLE
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Passenger train feature, maybe : UPPER
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Isabella, por ejemplo : REINA
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Olden daggers : SNEES
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Girl "sweet as apple cider" : IDA
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Long stretch : EON
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Herculean efforts : HEROICS
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Lackluster : DULL
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Mail abbr. : RFD
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Load from a lode : ORE
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Paddle : TAN
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Playbill list : CAST
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"Is it O.K. if I come in?" : AREYOUDECENT
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One who may be slapped : CAD
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Alphabet trio : EFG
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Pigs' digs : STY
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Absolutely nothing : ZEROPERCENT
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Clothes, slangily : THREADS
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Sire : BEGET
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Object of many prayers : ALLAH
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Old school item : SLATE
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Allies (with) : SIDES
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Belief system : CREED
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Item kept on hand : GLOVE
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Word with poly- : ESTER
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Prognosticators : SEERS
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Land west of Wales : EIRE
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Quiet sanctuary : DEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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