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New York Times, Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Author:
Edgar R. Fontaine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edgar R. Fontaine

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Fontaine. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 18,579 )
Across
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Raft material : BALSA
6
José's home : CASA
10
Fill in time on stage : VAMP
14
It has a floor but no ceiling : OCEAN
15
Canned : AXED
16
Mozart's "Dalla sua pace," e.g. : ARIA
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O'Toole film playing in Sydney? : THELIONINSUMMER
20
Vindictive Greek goddess : HERA
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Comme ci, comme ça : SOSO
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High times? : NOONS
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Villainous : MEAN
25
Moral anguish : REMORSE
27
Mercer tune sung in Sydney? : SPRINGLEAVES
31
Guadalajara gold : ORO
32
Dollface : DEAR
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Forever, poetically : ETERNE
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Attack deterrent : MOAT
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Monsoonal : WET
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Radio feature : DIAL
42
Newly : AFRESH
45
Burn slightly : CHAR
48
Prefix with athlete : TRI
49
Donahue film showing in Sydney? : AWINTERPLACE
52
Improvisational composition : TOCCATA
55
Site of the Piazza del Popolo : ROMA
56
Faith of 5 1/2 million Americans : ISLAM
57
"Jabberwocky," for one : POEM
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"Have mercy on me!," e.g. : PLEA
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Stravinsky ballet performed in Sydney? : THERITEOFAUTUMN
66
Campbell's soup instruction : HEAT
67
Grainy pasta : ORZO
68
Salk's target : POLIO
69
Listening devices : EARS
70
Hearing in open court : OYER
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Turn back : SPURN
Down
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Not just one : BOTH
2
Sign of old age : ACHE
3
Lascivious look : LEER
4
Antipasto staple : SALAMI
5
"Gimme ___!" (start of an Iowa State cheer) : ANI
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Vatican dogma : CANONLAW
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X or Y or Z : AXIS
8
Lady of a 6-Across : SENORA
9
Web site clutter : ADS
10
Skedaddled : VAMOOSED
11
Hard wear? : ARMOR
12
Comportments : MIENS
13
Analyze syntactically : PARSE
18
Siouan language : OSAGE
19
Not fulfilled : UNMET
24
Period's place : END
26
Christmas ___ : EVE
27
Body of an organism : SOMA
28
Lecturer, briefly : PROF
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Rocket's sound : ROAR
30
Put up : ERECT
34
Singer Coolidge : RITA
35
Drug cop : NARC
36
Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
38
Wheeled servers : TEACARTS
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In place of that : THEREFOR
43
Mystic : SWAMI
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Best seller : HIT
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Dashboard abbr. : RPM
50
Table linens : NAPERY
51
ThinkPad, for one : LAPTOP
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Church offering : TITHE
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Actor Milo : OSHEA
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Understandable : CLEAR
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Seep : OOZE
60
Humdinger : LULU
61
Abu Dhabi leader : EMIR
62
Ever's partner : ANON
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Overly : TOO
65
Kind of driver : UPS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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