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New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 19,427 )
Across
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With 5- and 10-Across, need for 69-, 70- and 71-Across : NINE
5
See 1-Across : SPACE
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See 1-Across : GRID
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"___ off?" : ONOR
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Earthling : HUMAN
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Vargas Llosa novel "___ Julia and the Scriptwriter" : AUNT
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Ye follower : OLDE
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Blue dyes : ANILS
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Atlases, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
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Cruelty : SADISM
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Hebrew prophet : ELIJAH
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Milk provider : EWE
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P.D. alert : APB
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Cheated : GULLED
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Div. of a former union : SSR
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They have big bills : TOUCANS
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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Relating to life : BIOTIC
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Philips product : TVSET
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Label on many an advertising photo : AFTER
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Washington State's Sea-___ Airport : TAC
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Pantywaist : SISSY
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Adherent in Iran : BAHAI
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Work boot feature : TOECAP
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
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How some rebukes are made : CROSSLY
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"Life ___ cabaret" : ISA
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Creepy-crawlies : LARVAE
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38-Down was the second one : SON
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R.N.'s treatment : TLC
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Rarely : SELDOM
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Unconcerned retort : SOWHAT
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Period : STAGE
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Surrounding light : HALO
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Litigious one : SUER
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"And then again ..." : ORNOT
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Desktop marker : ICON
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With 70- and 71-Across, what the middle of this puzzle is : KIDS
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See 69-Across : XANDO
71
See 69-Across : GAME
Down
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Snares : NOOSES
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Marriage byproduct : INLAWS
3
Yes-man, perhaps : NODDER
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"___ Sleep, for Every Favor" (old hymn) : EREI
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It might be next to a bar of soap : SHAMPOO
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Bit of wit : PUN
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Provençal pal : AMIE
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"Safe" or "out" : CALL
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Academy graduate : ENSIGN
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___ Abdel Nasser : GAMAL
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Unfeeling : RUTHLESS
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Place to lay over : INN
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Skid row ailment : DTS
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Like Britain's Private Eye magazine : SATIRICAL
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Antidrug mantra : JUSTSAYNO
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Fit up against : BUTTTO
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Split personalities? : EXES
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Feeble-minded : DOTY
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Informal goodbyes : CIAOS
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Ins have it : ACCESS
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She played Maude on "Maude" : BEA
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Limo passenger : VIP
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See 54-Across : ABEL
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Scottie in the White House : FALA
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Craved : THIRSTED
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Nearly : CLOSETO
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Ted Williams and others : REDSOX
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Cornell's home : ITHACA
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Winter Olympics event : SLALOM
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Broadway opening? : ACTONE
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Turns : VEERS
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Other, in España : OTRA
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"Death in Venice" author : MANN
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Antiroyalist, in the Revolution : WHIG
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Scolding sound : TSK
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Ja, across the Rhine : OUI
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Vishnu, e.g. : GOD

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

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