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New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 2005

Halloween game of biting fruit dangling on a string

Author:
Raymond C. Young
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BJKQXYZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Young.
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© 2005, The New York Times1/1/05 ( No. 20,143 )
Across
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Doesn't this beat all? : CAPPER
7
Eastern royal : RANI
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U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union during W.W. II : HARRIMAN
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Take back : RECANT
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Home of a literary ghost : ELSINORE
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Currency replaced by the euro : ESCUDO
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Enthrones : ELEVATES
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Region of southern England on the English Channel : DORSET
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A telephone technician might perform one : LINETEST
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Smooth : FLUENT
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Bland quality : NOTASTE
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Work in a cabin, say : AVIATE
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Cultural institution : ARTCENTER
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Old-fashioned warning : ALARUM
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Bet both ways : HEDGED
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Halloween game of biting fruit dangling on a string : SNAPAPPLE
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Not over the line : ONSIDE
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Protective plastic sheet : ACETATE
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Not forget : RETAIN
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Civic club member : ROTARIAN
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Muzzle packer : RAMROD
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Make a member of little by little : DRAWINTO
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Title heroine with a turtle named Skipperdee : ELOISE
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Volunteered : ENLISTED
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Like some big banks : LEVEED
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Properly deals with after an exhumation : REINTERS
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Holiday : REST
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Severity : RIGORS
Down
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"Larry King Live," for one : CALLIN
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Poisonous element: Prefix : ARSENO
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Shrub often used to mark a boundary : PRIVET
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The hit of a party? : PINATA
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Engages in melodrama : EMOTES
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One cannot take it at face value : RARESTAMP
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Motion starter : RESOLVED
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Growing : ACCRUING
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Revolt : NAUSEATE
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Not far out : INDENTED
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Contemptible one : HEEL
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Home maker : NESTER
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Sign of anger : REDFACE
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Go this way and that : TOTTER
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"Love is just around" it in a Bing Crosby song : THECORNER
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Glassworker, at times : ANNEALER
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Checkmate : LASTMOVE
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Places for combs : APIARIES
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Ham's equipment : RADIOSET
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No longer in first place : UPENDED
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Light reddish-brown : SORREL
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Storage spot : LARDER
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And more : ETALII
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Shooting marbles : TAWING
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Upper cruster : ARISTO
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Photographic worker : TINTER
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Restaurant clientele : EATERS
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Go-aheads : NODS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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