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New York Times, Monday, January 13, 2003

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0113 ( 19,424 )
Across
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Health resorts : SPAS
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TV series with Hawkeye and Hot Lips : MASH
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Aspirin maker : BAYER
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N.Y.S.E. listing : CORP
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Miss Doolittle of "My Fair Lady" : ELIZA
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Large section in an atlas : ASIA
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Thumbtack, British-style : DRAWINGPIN
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Error : MISCUE
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Office message : MEMO
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Drunkard : SOT
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Church bell spot : STEEPLE
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Fall in scattered drops, as rain : SPIT
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Boot camp reply : NOSIR
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Not on the road : ATHOME
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Sheets and pillowcases : LINEN
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Sandwich shop : DELI
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Restaurant chain acronym : IHOP
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Immediately, after "at" : ONCE
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Job title (giving a hint to this puzzle's theme) : SEWER
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Gooey ground : MIRE
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Hearty drink made with honey : MEAD
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Center of a Christmas display : TREE
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Hearty steak : TBONE
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Flowering shrub : AZALEA
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Water at the mouth : DROOL
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One-named Irish singer : ENYA
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Avenues : STREETS
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"What's the ___?" : USE
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Reps.' foes : DEMS
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Bluesman ___ Wolf : HOWLIN
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Well-worn : THREADBARE
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German "a" : EINE
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Art stand : EASEL
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Fiction teller : LIAR
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R & B/jazz singer James : ETTA
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Beach souvenir : SHELL
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Stately trees : ELMS
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Work station : DESK
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Rip-offs : SCAMS
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Put : POSIT
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Get up : ARISE
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Seattle landmark : SPACENEEDLE
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Catwalk walkers : MODELS
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The "A" in E.T.A.: Abbr. : ARR
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Line made by a 41-Across : SEAM
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Inventor Elias and others : HOWES
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Marathon runner Joan : BENOIT
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High school math: Abbr. : ALG
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Puppy sounds : YIPS
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Operatic singer Pinza : EZIO
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Long, angry complaint : RANT
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Damage : IMPAIR
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Atop : UPON
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Duck down? : EIDER
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White-flowered plant : THIMBLEWEED
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Marry again : REWED
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Cincinnati's home : OHIO
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Time starting at dawn : MORN
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Fencing rapier : EPEE
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___ Linda, Calif. : LOMA
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"Il Trovatore" soprano : INEZ
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Interscholastic sports org. : NCAA
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Lecherous looks : LEERS
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Stuck around : STAYED
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Bull in a bullring : TORO
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Ultimate purpose : ENDALL
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Additional ones : OTHERS
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Walk : AMBLE
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Best of the best : ELITE
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Salon jobs : TINTS
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___ preview : SNEAK
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Tableland tribe : UTES
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Iranian "king" : SHAH
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Scots Gaelic : ERSE
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Flying jib, e.g. : SAIL
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Electric fish : EEL
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Hit head-on : RAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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