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New York Times, Friday, September 22, 2000

White House press secretary who once hosted "Saturday Night Live"

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQUVZ} Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times9/22/00 ( No. 18,581 )
Across
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Times up : ATBATS
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Any little college : SIWASH
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Awful : THEPITS
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Grand style : PANACHE
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1988 Schwarzenegger film : REDHEAT
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Pilot light, e.g. : IGNITER
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Spear carrier? : ARMORER
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Corner pieces : CASTLES
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"___ Ordinary Man" ("My Fair Lady" song) : IMAN
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Vichyssoise ingredients : LEEKS
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Enthusiasm : FIRE
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Untagged, in tag : NOTIT
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River to the English Channel : EXE
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Jug : POKEY
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Too shy a lover : SECRETADMIRER
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Storied weaver : ARACHNE
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Convoked : CALLEDTOORDER
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Prophet whose name means "salvation" : HOSEA
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Country-and-western singer Reeves : DEL
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Drug made from orchids : SALEP
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Go without saying : OMIT
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"As You Like It" exile site : ARDEN
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Little critter : MITE
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Pronghorn antelope habitat : PRAIRIE
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Recycling candidate : SODACAN
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Spiels : PATTERS
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Ezra Pound style : IMAGISM
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All you can eat : EDIBLES
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Title heroine of a 1925 musical : NANETTE
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Time out : RECESS
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White House press secretary who once hosted "Saturday Night Live" : NESSEN
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Musical transport : ATRAIN
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Coffee holder : THERMOS
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Snorer's victim : BEDMATE
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Voiceless : APHONIC
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Level : TIER
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Belletrist Madame de ___ : STAEL
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"Beowulf" and others : SAGAS
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Stopping-off sites : INNS
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Anticipate the arrival of : WAITFOR
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Ape : ACTLIKE
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More diaphanous : SHEERER
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"Hiroshima" writer, 1946 : HERSEY
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Application info : STREETADDRESS
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Critiqued : PICKEDHOLESIN
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Demanded, as a tax : EXACTED
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Happy-go-lucky utterance : TRALA
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Popular fishing spots : PIERS
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Prior to : ERE
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6 on a phone dial : MNO
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Party member's title : COMRADE
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Eastern : ASIATIC
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Next-to-last #1 Beatles hit : LETITBE
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Pursuit in a suit : DAMAGES
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Digs out : ELICITS
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Sample after seasoning : RETASTE
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Kangaroo, e.g. : HOPPER
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Calligraphers : PENMEN
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Odysseus, to the Cyclops Polyphemus : NOMAN
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Kinfolk: Abbr. : RELS
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Rosencrantz or Guildenstern : DANE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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