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New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 2000

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKXZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 18,575 )
Across
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Created a disturbance : MADEWAVES
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Bawd : MADAM
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As often as not : ONAVERAGE
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Ex-Mrs. Rod Stewart : ALANA
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Dispatch identifiers : DATELINES
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Bow breakers? : BERGS
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Announcement to passengers : ETA
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View badly? : LEERAT
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___ gestae : RES
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Friction reducer: Abbr. : LUB
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Chicago sights : ELS
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Early dropout in the 2000 presidential race, politely : MRSDOLE
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Colliery carriers : TRAMS
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Hightail it : SPEEDAWAY
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It has your name on it: Abbr. : SASE
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Way of the East : TAO
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Tang : NIP
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Ring attachment? : LET
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1970 military coup leader : ASSAD
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Ryan was one: Abbr. : PVT
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Go bad? : ERR
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Subjects of tests : IQS
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Not back up : LEAD
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Unprepared : IMPROMPTU
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Perfect, e.g. : TENSE
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Early TV signal relayer : TELSTAR
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This may give you gas: Abbr. : AAA
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One with a burden : ASS
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___ provençale : ALA
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Raise, as the eyes : CASTUP
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Parisian pronoun : CES
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Prepare to chat, perhaps : LOGON
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Event for a short-sheeted person? : WHITESALE
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Sinuses, e.g. : ITERS
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Emphatic refusal : NONOTEVER
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Nonplussed : ATSEA
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Earmarks : SETSAPART
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Cranky cars? : MODELTS
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Someone who's innately talented : ANATURAL
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Modern storehouse : DATABASE
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St. Agnes's ___ : EVE
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"Othello" director, 1952 : WELLES
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Sylvia Plath collection : ARIEL
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Williams and others : VANESSAS
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Hungarian city or river : EGER
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Opening word? : SESAME
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Dream controller of folklore : MAB
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Many a pint : ALE
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"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" author : DARROW
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The boss in "Who's the Boss?" : ANGELA
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Dr. Gillespie player in "Dr. Kildare" : MASSEY
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Stock watchers' concerns : TRENDS
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ABM treaty violator : SDI
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Spot in the stable : DAPPLE
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They're fed at the side of the road : METERS
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Place : POSIT
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Landing locale : TARMAC
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Etching of a sort : AQUATINT
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It gets to your heart : VENACAVA
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Rug decorator : TASSELER
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Go bad : ROT
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You may not have room for it : DESSERT
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Lago d'Orta locale : ITALIA
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He wore "4" : MELOTT
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Bathing beaches : PLAGES
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Some scampi : PRAWNS
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Retina layers : TAPETA
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Monte Carlo et al. : AUTOS
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It may contain a tree : SHOE
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Contents of 28-Across : ORE
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Code crackers: Abbr. : NSA
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Library Card Sign-Up Mo. : SEP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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