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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 2002

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 2.27 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0114 ( 19,060 )
Across
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Little lies : FIBS
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"___ 'er up!" : FILL
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Yuri's love, in a Pasternak book : LARA
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Fit of fever : AGUE
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Most qualified to serve? : ONEA
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Wind-borne toys : KITES
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Nick's wife in "The Thin Man" : NORA
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2002 Olympics locale : UTAH
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W.W. II sub : UBOAT
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Response to a vet, maybe : GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Motorist's org. : AAA
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"This ___ test ..." : ISA
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Phone hook-up : JACK
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Mischievous : BAD
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B.M.I. alternative : ASCAP
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Designer Chanel : COCO
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McGwire's onetime home-run rival : SOSA
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"Quiet, please!" : SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Weapons in shootdowns, for short : SAMS
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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New coins : EUROS
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Couple : TWO
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Grain holders : BINS
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Artist Max : ERNST
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Long time : EON
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Suffix with absorb : ENT
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Hive output? : BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Children's song refrain : EIEIO
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Mysterious: Var. : EERY
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Gyrates : SPINS
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Narrow street : LANE
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London's ___ Gallery : TATE
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Mislay : LOSE
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Greek war god : ARES
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Cobra's weapon : FANG
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Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
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Extrashort haircut : BURR
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Burn : SEAR
5
Early time to arise : FOURAM
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Prefix with venous : INTRA
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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Bert of "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
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Person born October 1 : LIBRA
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Suffix with origin : ATOR
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Bring up : REAR
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Study of the stars: Abbr. : ASTR
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Ill-fated Russian sub of 8/12/00 : KURSK
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Designer Lauren : RALPH
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Big copier company : RICOH
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"I don't believe it!" : PSHAW
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Satisfied sounds : AAHS
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___ Hopkins University : JOHNS
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Fluish feeling : ACHE
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Father-and-son Nobel Prize winners in physics : BOHRS
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Like ___ in the dark : ASHOT
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Partners of dits : DAHS
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Where a sock goes? : CHIN
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Stay away from : SHUN
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Ketchup brand : HEINZ
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Avis rival : HERTZ
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Clowns : BOZOS
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Pepsin, e.g. : ENZYME
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Online publication : EZINE
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Poet Pound and others : EZRAS
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Tops : BEST
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"___-Dee-Doo-Dah" : ZIPA
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Time: Ger. : ZEIT
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Ardor : ZEAL
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Nil : ZERO
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Writer Émile : ZOLA
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Letter-shaped construction piece : ZBAR
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Part of DMZ : ZONE
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Sleep symbols : ZEES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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