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WASH YOUR STEP!

New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 2000

Author:
Nelson Hardy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nelson Hardy

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 18,576 )
Across
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Part of a combo : BASS
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Person carried on others' shoulders : CHAMP
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Vessels seen in "Saving Private Ryan": Abbr. : LSTS
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Dent in the coastline : INLET
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Caesar's cry : ETTU
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Prefix with centric : HELIO
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Sieben follower : ACHT
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They stand for things : NOUNS
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Time pieces : ERAS
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True : ALIGN
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Cloning Dolly, e.g.? : SHEEPTRICK
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Jacques Cousteau's life, in a nutshell? : FISHANDSHIPS
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Catches on : REALIZES
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Address in Calcutta : SAHIB
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Caddie, often : TOTER
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Cut down : FELL
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Wacko : LOON
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Examines closely : SIFTS
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Skip town : ESCAPE
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Pam of "Jackie Brown" : GRIER
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What Broadway backers may have? : MUSICALSHARES
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Judah's mother : LEAH
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Outshine : ECLIPSE
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"O curse of marriage ..." speaker : OTHELLO
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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British can : GAOL
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Essen's river : RUHR
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Discouraging words : NOES
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Items in a recycling bin : SODACANS
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Like some items at customs : DECLARED
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TV character, to some adolescent boys? : SABRINATHETEENAGEWISH
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Superb : TODIEFOR
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Give up : SIGNAWAY
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King of Kings : AHAB
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Guy Lombardo's "___ Lonely Trail" : ITSA
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Peerless : AONE
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Speak like Sylvester : LISP
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Big ape : PALOOKA
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Without heat : UNARMED
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It ends a threat : ELSE
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Canceled credit card? : SHOPPINGBLOCK
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"Contrary to popular belief ..." : ODDLY
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Bugs : EATSAT
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Fanatic : ULTRA
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Lambs: Lat. : AGNI
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Barbecue bar : SPIT
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Dizzy : ADDLE
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Some chanters : MONKS
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Timesaver : SHORTCUT
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How OPEC communicates? : SHEIKTOSHEIK
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"E pluribus unum," e.g.? : CASHPHRASE
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Sirs' counterparts : MAAMS
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Strong draft : GALE
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Actress Aimée : ANOUK
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Mmes., in Málaga : SRAS
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___ ease : ILLAT
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Siouan tribe : OTOE
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They might be loaded : BASES
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Where to see a Sonora sunrise : ESTE
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Discourse detour : ASIDE
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Verb with thou : DOST
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Gripes : BEEFS
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Airy rooms : ATRIA
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Secret stock : STASH
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Cold fish : SUSHI
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"The House Without a Key" hero : CHAN
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Maintained : HELDTO
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"Look Back in Anger" wife : ALISON
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Strength : MIGHT
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Forks over the dough : PONIESUP
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Galloway gal : LASS
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U. : SCH
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Saint known as the Little Flower of Jesus : THERESA
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Prepare (oneself) : STEEL
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Part of IBM: Abbr. : INTL
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"Me neither!" : NORI
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King in G. & S.'s "The Gondoliers" : LUIZ
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Suffix with defer : ENCE
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Sounds from a scolder : TSKS
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Least tan : PALEST
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Skillful : ABLE
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Bluenose : PRISS
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Agcy. concerned with false advertising : FTC
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Pizza ingredient : OREGANO
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Like a bobcat vis-à-vis a pussycat : FIERCER
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"Pipe down!" : SHH
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City of northern France : CAEN
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Janis's partner, in the comics : ARLO
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Star player for the Cosmos : PELE
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Those, to Tomás : ESOS
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Salami choice : GENOA
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Fats Domino's music, for short : RANDB
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"___ the train a-comin' " (Johnny Cash song opener) : IHEAR
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Prize in a popular game show, for short : MIL
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Old land bordering Luxembourg : LORRAINE
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On sale : LESS
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Like some of the Rockies : CANADIAN
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Flipped out : LOSTIT
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Taxi forerunner : HANSOM
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Op. ___ : CIT
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What some games are won by : DEFAULT
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W.W. II zone : ETO
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Prodded : EGGEDON
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Comfy spot : DEN
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The Platters' "___ Mine" : HES
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Like corduroy : WALED
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Song on the Beatles' "White Album" : IWILL
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Flip : SASSY
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Oversell : HYPE
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Church nook : APSE
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"Very funny!" : HAHA
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Loads : ALOT
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Hard knocks : BOPS
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Ham container? : ARK
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Picture of Elvis on velvet, e.g. : KITSCH
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English author Lofts : NORAH
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Scholar's sphere : ACADEMIA
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Some basses : GUITARS
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Crunchy sandwich : BLT
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Turns down : DIMS
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Acid neutralizer : ALKALI
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Blow up : GETMAD
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Prize money : PURSE
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Calls : DIALS
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Cry of terror : OHGOD
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"Keen!" : NEATO
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They may be involved in busts : KILOS
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Shooting game : SKEET
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One who crosses the line? : SCAB
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Tennis star Mandlikova : HANA
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Spanish bears : OSOS
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Actress Madlyn : RHUE
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Some hwys. : TPKS
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Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Didn't bring up the rear? : SAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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