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New York Times, Saturday, September 23, 2000

"Isn't it funny / How a bear likes honey?" writer

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {CJQZ} This is puzzle # 130 for Mr. Norris.
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© 2000, The New York Times9/23/00 ( No. 18,582 )
Across
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Place for a pinch : SNUFFBOX
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Artist's goof : SMUDGE
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Unyielding : HARDLINE
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Deserted : LONELY
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Newer : UPGRADED
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Bush dweller, maybe : AUSSIE
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___-Foy, Que. : STE
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Benefit : BEHOOVE
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Some scribbles, for short : PSS
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High sch. subject : HIST
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Cock and bull, e.g. : NOUNS
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___ speak : SOTO
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Alma mater of Vice President Alben Barkley : EMORY
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Abbr. before a number : RTE
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Peeping Tom : SPIER
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Some political responses : DENIALS
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"Isn't it funny / How a bear likes honey?" writer : AAMILNE
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Graceful bend : PLIE
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Scrape : SKIN
37
Introduce : PRESENT
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Train employee : YARDMAN
44
Big name in storytelling : REMUS
45
Decisive periods, for short : OTS
47
1988 Best Supporting Actor : KLINE
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Request to a messenger : ASAP
49
Nincompoops : TWITS
51
Early Ferrara ruling house : ESTE
52
"___ light is not daylight, I know it": Shak. : YON
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Wordsmith's feat : PANGRAM
55
Rx instruction : TID
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One who makes ornamental grooves : FLUTER
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Source of ethnic pride : HERITAGE
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Belabor : OVERDO
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Social convenience : TEAMAKER
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Make a new directory, say : RELIST
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English city famous for glassmaking : STHELENS
Down
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Silenced : SHUSHED
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Two, perhaps : NAPTIME
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Incites : URGESON
4
Frequent Joseph Alsop subj. : FDR
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Exercise target : FLAB
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Delaware senator : BIDEN
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Burg that lacks a stoplight, say : ONEHORSETOWN
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Canceled : XEDOUT
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Poles, e.g. : SLAVS
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Sullen look : MOUE
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Little ___ (tots) : UNS
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Sack : DESPOIL
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What ice may do : GLISTEN
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Subject for civic improvement : EYESORE
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Comfortable : ONEASYSTREET
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Fools : TRIPSUP
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Record holder : SPINDLE
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Some locks : YALES
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Villainous expression : SMIRK
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Chinese patriot ___Tse-hsü : LIN
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Letters before a name : AKA
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Request in earnest : PRAYFOR
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Settle : RESOLVE
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Common temple name : EMANUEL
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It may be costly : MISTAKE
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Immune response stimulus : ANTIGEN
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The underprivileged : NEEDERS
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Circus wear : TIGHTS
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Where to find the Major Arcana : TAROT
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"The Terminator" heroine : SARAH
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Walkers, briefly : PEDS
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Performance art : MIME
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Youngest world chess champion before Kasparov : TAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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