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New York Times, Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Setting for a famous "Les Misérables" scene

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times1/1/03 ( No. 19,412 )
Across
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Santa Anna at the Alamo, e.g. : BESIEGER
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"Dixie" composer : EMMETT
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Judge too highly : OVERRATE
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Like a big grin : TOOTHY
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Start of a comment on a popular adage : WEWONDER
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Cries of pain : OUCHES
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Papas on the screen : IRENE
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"The Mikado" accessories : OBIS
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"What was ___ do?" : ITO
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To be, to Bernadette : ETRE
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Comment, part 2 : HOWELSECAN
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It may be raw : DEAL
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Hind, e.g. : DEER
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C.S.A. state : ALA
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Response to an insult : SLAP
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Hammett pooch : ASTA
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Comment, part 3 : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
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Rest area sight : SEMI
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Favor one side? : LIMP
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Thus far : YET
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"You betcha!" : SURE
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South Vietnam's Ngo Dinh ___ : DIEM
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Comment, part 4 : FLOCKIFNOT
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Certain column : ONES
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Just fine : AOK
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Regarding : ASTO
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Hand warmer? : STOVE
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Ascended : UPROSE
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End of the comment : TOGETHER
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Not so remote : NEARER
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Bombarding : SHELLING
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Take stock of : ASSESS
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Brunch order : OMELETTE
Down
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Alamo defender : BOWIE
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Three-time Wimbledon champ : EVERT
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Setting for a famous "Les Misérables" scene : SEWER
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Smoothed (out) : IRONED
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Seaside raptor : ERNE
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Flit about : GAD
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Arrange into new lines : REROW
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Star of France : ETOILE
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Chilled dessert : MOUSSE
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Soft shoe : MOC
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Set of principles : ETHIC
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Certain sorority woman : THETA
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Iron Mike : TYSON
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Oyster's home : BED
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Circle overhead? : HALO
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Sigmoid shape : ESS
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They may be crunched in a gym : ABS
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Get prone : LIE
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Usher's offering : ARM
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Bud : PAL
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Short : SHY
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Pipe joint : TEE
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Frick collection : ART
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45, e.g. : DISC
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Friend of Rover : FIDO
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Send forth : EMIT
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Bad way to go? : APE
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Czars' edicts : UKASES
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Stair parts : RISERS
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Young newt : EFT
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Mark with blotches : MOTTLE
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Zoologist's study : FAUNA
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Bounds along : LOPES
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Podded plants : OKRAS
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"___ fast!" : NOTSO
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Like seven Ryan games : NOHIT
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Marathon, e.g. : EVENT
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Conductor Koussevitzky : SERGE
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It may be hard or soft : SELL
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Vein find : ORE
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Resistance unit : OHM
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"I'm impressed!" : GEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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