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Trip Payne
Trip Payne

NY Times, Sun, May 14, 2000 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 69, Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times

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Across
1
Bounding inside little group of stores (8,4) : SHOPPINGMALL
9
Make up in the early afternoon (5) : ATONE
10
Place in Morocco bog traps libertine (9) : MARRAKESH
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See friend returning portable computers (7) : LAPTOPS
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Plain identification accepted by social activity (7) : EVIDENT
13
A skit I pan disturbed a resident of Islamabad (9) : PAKISTANI
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Summarize return of Indiana athlete (5) : RECAP
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Student finally requests things to do (5) : TASKS
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Demanding sister contributing to design (9) : INSISTENT
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Most suggestive act ires eccentric (7) : RACIEST
24
Safire bothered by adult-rated sitcom (7) : FRASIER
25
Sat back, in the end, for a cup of coffee (9) : DEMITASSE
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Have high esteem for snoops at a hearing (5) : PRIZE
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Zoo activity involves strings, dishes and utensils (5,7) : PLACESETTING
Down
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Tortoises down on the ground caught by parts of a wheel (9) : SLOWPOKES
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Fur company raised animals used in coats (7) : OCELOTS
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Relentlessly questions pitcher and umpires (5) : PUMPS
4
Be in charge of retro TV show where young children play (9) : NURSERIES
5
More substantial occupation absorbs Oakland ballplayer (7) : MEATIER
6
Middle Ages supporting position! (5) : LIEGE
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Contrarily influence a good pollster (6) : GALLUP
8
Can it eat outside a shack? (4,2) : SHUTUP
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Marshal dictates first of several severe trials (4,5) : ACIDTESTS
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Awarding extremes of character modification (9) : CREDITING
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Business gets one bitter denunciation (6) : TIRADE
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Revolutionary pickets nonbeliever (7) : SKEPTIC
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Dog biting rear of horrible individual (4-3) : SHARPEI
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Having fewer words in printer's error (6) : TERSER
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Desert animal arrived and left (5) : CAMEL
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Quick, run away from one of them (5) : FLEET
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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