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New York Times, Friday, September 8, 2000

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 18,567 )

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Across
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High-calorie treat : CHOCOLATEECLAIR
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London stage : ROYALOPERAHOUSE
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Things on a cutting room floor? : OPERATINGTABLES
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"___ Not Dressing" (Crosby comedy) : WERE
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Kind of shell : TACO
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Byron's "___ to Napoleon Buonaparte" : ODE
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Comment with a wrist-slap : NONO
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Director Craven : WES
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Andrea ___ (ill-fated ship) : DORIA
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"Destination" in a 1950 sci-fi film : MOON
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Conversation fillers : UMS
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Roots : ORIGIN
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Strict disciplinarian : MARTINET
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Country club? : GENERALASSEMBLY
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Ice Age roamer : MASTODON
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Dress : ENROBE
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"Forty Modern Fables" writer : ADE
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River feature : BEND
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Bushes can be found here : TEXAS
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Francis Drake, for one : SIR
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Brand : MAKE
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Do doilies : TAT
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Dictator Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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"A God in Ruins" novelist : URIS
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Guardianship : POSITIONOFTRUST
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Literary figure? : ETERNALTRIANGLE
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Postprandial speakers : TOASTMISTRESSES
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Exult : CROW
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"A waking dream": Aristotle : HOPE
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___ and terminer (criminal court) : OYER
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Meticulousness : CARE
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Slangy 50's suffix : OLA
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This might cause you to scratch : LOTTO
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Like some colonies : APIAN
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Biggest-grossing film of 1956, with "The" : TENCOMMANDMENTS
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Logician's word : ERGO
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Have a date? : EAT
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Tea, on the Thames : CHA
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Western wolves : LOBOS
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New Year's Eve adjective : AULD
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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Lo-___ : RES
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Safari-goer's starting point : NAIROBI
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Unfavorable prognosis : WORSE
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International agreement : ENTENTE
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Ism : DOGMA
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Dentist's direction : RINSE
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"___ Weak" (1988 Belinda Carlisle hit) : IGET
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Grp. founded in Bogotá : OAS
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Open, in a way : UNBOX
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Singer Moore : MELBA
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Eyelid inflammations : STYES
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2000 presidential candidate : NADER
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Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
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First name in horror : LON
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Rows : STIRS
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Of ___ (so to speak) : ASORT
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Mideast drink made from fermented milk : KEFIR
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Completely, after "in" : TOTO
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On a crossing : ASEA
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Turns at the Met : SOLI
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Items in niches : URNS
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Bearskins, maybe : RUGS
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"This scepter'd ___" (England) : ISLE
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French honorees: Abbr. : STES
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Honeybun : PET
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Shell filler : TNT
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Cartesian conclusion : IAM
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___ kwon do : TAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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