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New York Times, Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVWXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 19,426 )
Across
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Not telling : MUM
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Drink before bed, maybe : DECAF
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Belt clip-on : PAGER
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Part of a World Cup chant : OLE
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Sister of Terpsichore : ERATO
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Squirreled-away item : ACORN
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Merkel of old movies : UNA
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Irish symbol : CELTICCROSS
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Time off, briefly : RANDR
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Fuller than full : SATED
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Bottom line : NETRESULTS
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Something to draw from : TAP
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___ fille (French girl) : JEUNE
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Society Islands island : TAHITI
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Item in a thimblerig game : PEA
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Fixes, in a way : RIGS
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Exorcist's quarry : DEMON
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Like a snap decision : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
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Lines man? : ACTOR
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"You've got a deal!" : SOLD
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Huge expanse : SEA
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Tastelessly affected : TOOTOO
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Christina of "The Opposite of Sex" : RICCI
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Letters at a Nascar race : STP
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Commodity in the old South : KINGCOTTON
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Strand in winter, maybe : ICEIN
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Informal discussion : BULLSESSION
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Subj. of this puzzle's theme : NBA
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Healing plants : ALOES
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Leave out, in speech : ELIDE
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"Get comfy" : SIT
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"Same here" : METOO
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In shape : TONED
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D.D.E.'s W.W. II command : ETO
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Opposite of celebrate : MOURN
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Carpi connectors : ULNAE
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Stood for : MEANT
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It's the law : DECREE
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Palindrome center : ERE
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Nutritional fig. : CAL
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A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATT
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Impose (on) : FOIST
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Munich ___ of 1938 : PACT
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One to grow on? : ACRE
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Esther Rolle sitcom : GOODTIMES
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Hosp. areas : ERS
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12-Down staffers : RNS
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Start angling : CAST
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Basketball Hall of Fame nickname : DRJ
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Beach lapper : SURF
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Condos, e.g. : UNITS
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Chicken breed : LEGHORN
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Make amends : ATONE
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Ship commanded by Pinzón : PINTA
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Hubbub : ADO
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Confine, with "in" : HEM
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Jrs.' exams : PSATS
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___ Center : EPCOT
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Cockpit aid : AUTOPILOT
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Baseball's Bud : SELIG
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Baloney : ROT
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Montana's motto starter : ORO
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1700 : MDCC
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"The Grapes of Wrath" figure : OKIE
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Invented : COINED
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T.G.I.F. part : ITS
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Atlas feature : INSET
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High-strung : TENSE
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Go around in circles? : ORBIT
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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1963 role for Liz : CLEO
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Big name in petrol : ESSO
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"Batman" sound : BAM
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Relative of -let : ULE
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Highway warning : SLO
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"Boy, am ___ trouble!" : IIN
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Lofty lines : ODE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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