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ONE FOR THE BOOKS

New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 2000

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 18,583 )
Across
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Airline info : ROUTES
7
It may be caught in winter : THEBUG
13
Ice cream shop employee : SCOOPER
20
Ron of CNBC : INSANA
21
Rocker Dee Dee, Tommy, Joey or Johnny : RAMONE
22
With a creamy cheese sauce : ALFREDO
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Redbook (1848) : THECOMMUNISTMANIFESTO
26
Home (in on) : ZERO
27
Princess tester : PEA
28
Final bit : TAILEND
29
They may be B.C. or A.D. : YRS
30
Owl hangouts : BARNS
32
Present prefix : OMNI
33
Runner Devers and others : GAILS
37
Yearbook (1949) : NINETEENEIGHTYFOUR
41
1953 Emmy-winning actress : ARDEN
44
Wrong : SIN
45
Prefix with cortical : NEO
46
Brown of Talk magazine : TINA
47
Beetles may be found in them : GARAGES
50
Never gone : NOTBEEN
54
Tap idly with the fingers : THRUM
55
Guidebook (1994) : AMAPOFTHEWORLD
57
Nest noises : CHEEPS
58
Rice and Robbins : TIMS
59
Org. with inspectors : FAA
60
Singer Zadora : PIA
61
Place for splints : SHIN
62
Meandering curve : ESS
63
Bible book (1977) : SONGOFSOLOMON
67
Area between center and right, say : GAP
70
Bean ___ : CURD
71
French collagist : ARP
72
CD-___ : ROM
73
Ex-Cosmos great : PELE
74
Souvenir stand item : TSHIRT
77
Comic book (1997) : BRAINDROPPINGS
81
When some people eat lunch : ATONE
82
Erich ___, author of "Emil and the Detectives" : KASTNER
83
"Mr. Apollinax" writer : TSELIOT
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"The West Wing" actor : LOWE
85
Not a thing : NIL
86
Fathers and sons : HES
88
Songs sung by candlelight : NOELS
89
Law book (1866) : CRIMEANDPUNISHMENT
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Thirst (for) : YEARN
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Bibliophile's suffix : IANA
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Bach composition : SUITE
99
Setting for many jokes : BAR
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Visibly peeved : INASNIT
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Eyesore : STY
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New money : EURO
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Review book (1982) : 5OO1NIGHTSATTHEMOVIES
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Curtainlike fish snarer : GILLNET
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Charge, British-style : IONISE
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Chilling words : ORELSE
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Marine food fish : SEABASS
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Fills in : ENTERS
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Big name in antivirus software : NORTON
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Posh : RITZY
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"___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
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False friends : USERS
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___ Bell : TACO
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Rock producer Brian : ENO
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Hong Kong harbor sight : SAMPAN
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Cutters : TRUANTS
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___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
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London label : EMI
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Setting for "The Practice" : BOSTON
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Feral : UNTAME
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Program until 1966 : GEMINI
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Commonsensical : SANE
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Don't let go of : CLINGTO
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0-for-5 performance for Mark McGwire, e.g. : OFFDAY
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You can dig it : ORE
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Foot, to Fabius : PES
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What N.Y./Phila. baseball games are usually played in : EDT
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Children's character in the Hundred Acre Wood : ROO
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___ mortals : MERE
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Straight : ALIGNED
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Cry in a crowded hall : BINGO
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Angler's gear : SEINE
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Kind of proposition, in logic : IFTHEN
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Noted wine valley : LOIRE
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Early time : SUNUP
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Some tides : NEAPS
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Sufficient, old-style : ENOW
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Lady lobster : HEN
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Super Bowl XXXIV champs : RAMS
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5 1/2-point : AGATE
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"Ghostbusters" co-star : RAMIS
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Small amounts : DRAMS
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Struggle : EFFORT
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Politician's declaration : STAND
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Ball bearing? : TOPSPIN
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Vigor : BRIO
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It lands at Lod : ELAL
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Slicing request : THIN
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Sorceress : HAG
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Chews on : CHOMPS
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___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
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"O.K." : SURE
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They may be arranged in banks : OARS
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Greek group, for short : FRAT
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#4 on ice : ORR
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Wish granter : GENIE
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Star in Perseus : ALGOL
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Pains, so to speak : PESTS
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Field of stars? : CINEMA
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Kitchen light : PILOT
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Locker room supply : TALC
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Child's bedtime treat : STORY
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Actor Mandel : HOWIE
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Barely covered : BALDISH
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Classic drink : NEHI
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Code subject : DRESS
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Tubular food : PENNE
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Cousins : KIN
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Child watchers : NANNIES
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Quiets : SHUSHES
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Sappho's poet friend : ERINNA
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Undergarment : PANTIE
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Something to sing in : UNISON
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Swimming : NATANT
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Small thing : MITE
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Word source : ETYMON
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Well-muscled : BUILT
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Response to "Am not" : ARESO
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1953 A.L. M.V.P. : ROSEN
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F.B.I. workers: Abbr. : AGTS
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Word prefixed by who, what or when : EVER
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1,000 fins : 5GS
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French goose : OIE
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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16 oz. : 1LB
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Indecisive end : TIE
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Dungeons & Dragons game co. : TSR
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Acapulco gold : ORO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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