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New York Times, Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Exclamation after "What are you waiting for?"

Author:
Bill Ballard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Ballard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ballard.
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© 2000, The New York Times9/26/00 ( No. 18,585 )

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Across
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Literary lioness : ELSA
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Titicaca, por ejemplo : LAGO
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Person with a handle : CBER
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People to hang with : PALS
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Wear down : ERODE
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Cliffs ___ (study aids) : NOTES
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Exclamation after "What are you waiting for?" : DOIT
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December singer? : CHRISTMASCAROL
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Not play fair : CHEAT
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Blazed a trail : LED
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Hollywood Indian's word : HOW
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Young ___ (tads) : UNS
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Friend of François : AMI
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Deviate from a direct course : YAW
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___ dictum : OBITER
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Dean's world : ACADEMIA
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Like Cheerios : OATEN
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With 12-Down, a modern idler : MALL
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No longer chic : DECLASSE
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Winner's crown : LAUREL
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Bat wood : ASH
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"How about that!" : GEE
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Songwriter Coleman et al. : CYS
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Gridiron divs. : YDS
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Boo follower : HOO
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Word with house or mouth : ORGAN
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Fast-food addict? : HAMBURGERPATTY
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Drop off : DOZE
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Triangular formation : DELTA
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The Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
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Take down ___ (humble) : APEG
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___ acid (soap ingredient) : OLEIC
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They have pull : OXEN
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Kind of monster : GILA
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Cherry variety : BING
Down
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Colossal, filmwise : EPIC
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Punishment unit : LASH
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Talk like a tosspot : SLUR
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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One who blossoms in spring? : LENTENROSE
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Bouquets : AROMAS
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Reached : GOTAT
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Poems with "To" in their titles : ODES
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Training group : CADRE
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Sunday brunch regular? : BLOODYMARY
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Sermon topic : EVIL
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See 41-Across : RAT
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PC "oops" key : ESC
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Cage's "Leaving Las Vegas" co-star : SHUE
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"Put ___ on it!" : ALID
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Accord maker : HONDA
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Drama awards since 1955 : OBIES
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Helper with sprains and bruises? : WITCHHAZEL
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Duffer's dream : ACE
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Tomboyish one? : MANLYGRACE
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Had a bug : AILED
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Jericho features : WALLS
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No. on a business card : TEL
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Downed : ATE
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Outback runner : EMU
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Lots : AGOB
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Urgent notation : ASAP
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Hardly a Mensa candidate : CRETIN
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Horseshoe-shaped letter : OMEGA
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Leer-y one? : OGLER
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Moneybags : NABOB
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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Widmark's role in "Kiss of Death" : UDO
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Move, in Realtor lingo : RELO
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Rainy day rarity : TAXI
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Many Feds : TMEN
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Yin's complement : YANG
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Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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