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New York Times, Thursday, September 14, 2000

Gear with a small number of teeth

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times9/14/00 ( No. 18,573 )
Across
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Stupido : INANE
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Per : APOP
10
Mountain ___ : BIKE
14
Big band? : NONET
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California's ___ Valley : SIMI
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Head, jocularly : ATTIC
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They have whiplike tails : STINGRAYS
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Truck stop : WEIGHSTATION
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Forgo : ESCHEW
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"Moonlight" and "Farewell" : SONATAS
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Very distant, as space : DEEP
30
Prove wrong : NEGATE
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Snow showers? : TVS
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Bullets, to bettors : ACES
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Mideast port : BASRA
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"C'est la vie" : THATSTHEWAYITIS
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Secret language : ARGOT
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Orbital path, usually : OVAL
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2.4-mil. member union : NEA
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Got back together : REUNED
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Silents star Jannings : EMIL
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Child of the cartoons : SWEEPEA
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Put under : GASSED
54
Nursery rhyme meal : CURDSANDWHEY
57
Heading maintainer : AUTOPILOT
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Pick up : LEARN
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Word with black or fire : OPAL
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Queen abandoned by Aeneas : DIDO
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"Frasier" dog : EDDIE
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Sort : KIND
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"Voice of Israel" author : EBAN
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California's Point ___ : REYES
Down
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Very impressed : INAWE
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Speaker's 3 x 5 cards, e.g. : NOTES
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Caper : ANTIC
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Ask for hay, say? : NEIGH
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Deeply embedded : ETCHED
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Like some coaches: Abbr. : ASST
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Hummus holder, maybe : PITA
8
Leaves undone : OMITS
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Gear with a small number of teeth : PINION
10
Renewed : BORNAGAIN
11
Portfolio part, for short : IRA
12
E or G, e.g. : KEY
13
Golfer Ernie : ELS
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Passed : GONEBY
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Exertion : SWEAT
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Enough to wet one's lips : TASTE
25
Some hotel lobbies : ATRIA
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Limitless quantities : SEAS
28
Repeat : ECHO
29
Something to complain about : PEEVE
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Confused, informally : THREW
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Hard to pin down : VAGUE
33
No longer warm : STONECOLD
35
Stroked : SWAM
37
Swabbies : TARS
38
Promotion : STEPUP
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Adjust : ALIGN
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Mock : DERIDE
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Soup kitchen worker : LADLER
48
Impromptu : ADLIB
50
Person from Malmö : SWEDE
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Like a con artist's business : SHADY
52
Mysterious : EERIE
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Force units : DYNES
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Pop : SODA
56
Immensely : ATON
57
Perfect : AOK
58
News letters : UPI
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Acquisition for some vacationers : TAN

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