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New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0101 ( 19,047 )
Across
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Small batteries : AAS
4
Theme of this puzzle : TWOZEROZEROTWO
8
Skedaddled : TORE
12
Neuters : SPAYS
15
One of the Durbeyfields : TESS
16
Small songbird : WREN
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Check endorser : PAYEE
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Has an at-bat : ISUP
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Makes a choice (for) : OPTS
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Chew the fat : CHAT
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Silent performer : MIME
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Notwithstanding that, briefly : THO
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Baker's dozen quantity : THIRTEEN
25
Industrial solvents : ETHERS
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Adapt machinery : RETOOL
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Antebellum Dixie : OLDSOUTH
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Dating from : ASOF
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Pro ___ (like some lawyers' work) : BONO
34
Kitty-cat : PUSSY
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Holier ___ thou : THAN
37
Talk a blue streak? : CUSS
39
Island greeting : ALOHA
42
Berkshire school : ETON
44
Saudi, e.g. : ARAB
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The Left : LIBERALS
50
Overlook : IGNORE
52
Panama and others : ISTHMI
53
Modern : UPTODATE
55
Lao-Tzu's "way" : TAO
56
Mysterious letter : RUNE
58
Longfellow bell town : ATRI
59
Child of fortune? : HEIR
60
Take ___ (snooze) : ANAP
61
60's dance craze : TWIST
63
Travelers' stops : INNS
64
Jamaican exports : RUMS
65
Whale finder : SONAR
66
To be, to Tiberius : ESSE
67
See 4-Across : MMII
68
Safari animal : GNU
Down
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Cleopatra biter : ASP
2
Cochise and Geronimo, e.g. : APACHES
3
Greet : SAYHITO
4
Cheat on : TWOTIME
5
Gets closer to, as a target : ZEROESINON
6
Having nothing lost or gained : ZEROSUM
7
Pretty basic bike : TWOSPEED
8
See 4-Across : TWOTHOUSANDTWO
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Traveler to Hades to rescue Eurydice : ORPHEUS
10
Comebacks : RETORTS
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Wearer of a half-inch gold stripe: Abbr. : ENS
13
See 4-Across : YEAROFTHEHORSE
14
Sharp fight : SETTO
23
"The flowers that bloom in the spring, ___ la" : TRA
24
Napoleon exile site : ELBA
26
Sugar amts. : TSPS
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Wallflowerish : SHY
30
Wacky : LOCO
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Like Nash's lama : ONEL
36
Mischief : HARM
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Troop group : UNIT
39
Biopic starring Will Smith : ALI
40
Takes heed : LISTENS
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Gets possession of : OBTAINS
43
Salt shaker? : TSUNAMI
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Like the 1920's : ROARING
46
Crafty person? : ARTISAN
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Honey maker : BEE
49
Military wing with wings : AIRARM
51
Ibexes : GOATS
54
"Gotta have it" sloganeer, once : PEPSI
57
E pluribus ___ : UNUM
59
Shake a leg : HIE
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Capote nickname : TRU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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