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New York Times, Tuesday, September 5, 2000

With 69-Across, locales for this puzzle's theme

Author:
Chris Sallade
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chris Sallade

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sallade. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times9/5/00 ( No. 18,564 )
Across
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"...and carry ___ stick" : ABIG
5
Concerning : ASTO
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With 69-Across, locales for this puzzle's theme : SPICE
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Mugger repellent : MACE
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Ensure the failure of : DOOM
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Divination deck : TAROT
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"Who ___?" (knock response) : ISIT
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History test answer : DATE
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Make giddy with delight : ELATE
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"Kitty Foyle" Oscar winner : GINGERROGERS
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Vice president with a "Jr." in his name : ALGORE
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Brouhaha : ADO
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Over: Fr. : SUR
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___ Spumante : ASTI
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Baby bottle topper : NIPPLE
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U.N.C. is in it : ACC
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Word from the wise : SAGEADVICE
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Where birds fly in the fall : SOUTH
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What "it" plays : TAG
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Pittsburgh product : STEEL
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Brown-nose : CURRYFAVOR
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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"Ripe" stage of life : OLDAGE
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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6-pointers : TDS
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Altar avowal : IDO
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Dishes : PLATES
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TV staple since 1969 : SESAMESTREET
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Have dinner at home : EATIN
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Seasoned sailor : SALT
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57-Down request : RARE
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Draw ___ in the sand : ALINE
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Notion : IDEA
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About 30% of the earth's land : ASIA
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See 9-Across : RACKS
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Burn with a branding iron : SEAR
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Be "it" : SEEK
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Old computer : AMIGA
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Actor Rathbone : BASIL
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Cake topper : ICING
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Very beginning : GETGO
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State of the Union, e.g. : ADDRESS
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Fly high : SOAR
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Dog in Oz : TOTO
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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Some bodybuilders' body builders : STEROIDS
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Cronies : PALS
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Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
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Barracks bed : COT
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Summer on the Seine : ETE
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Piece of history : ERA
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1999-2000 "Dame" on Broadway : EDNA
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Looked in (on) : SPIED
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Stress symptom, they say : ULCER
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Projection booth items : REELS
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"Later!" : TATA
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Cpl.'s inferior : PVT
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Yachtsman's neckwear : ASCOT
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Was capable of : COULD
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Half of Miss Muffet's dish : CURDS
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Capital I's? : EGOS
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___-la-la : TRA
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Cleanliness regimens : HYGIENES
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Agents from D.C. : FEDS
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Eminem, e.g. : RAPSTAR
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Nth deg. : ULT
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Caravan's spot : OASIS
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Rich tapestry : ARRAS
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Flirt with : TEASE
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Goosebump-raising : EERIE
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The turf in "surf and turf" : STEAK
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Wash-up spot : SINK
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Fabricated : MADE
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Philosopher Zeno of ___ : ELEA
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Swab target : EAR
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In the style of : ALA
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Personal quirk : TIC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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