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New York Times, Thursday, January 2, 2003

Some speeding vehicles' destinations, briefly

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 99 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2003, The New York Times1/2/03 ( No. 19,413 )
Across
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Diagnostic data, informally : LABS
5
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" screenwriter : DAHL
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Office correspondence : MEMOS
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Gas's partner: Abbr. : ELEC
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1958 Pulitzer winner : AGEE
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Rod Stewart's ex : ALANA
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Tropical tuber : TARO
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Botch : RUIN
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Wrap up : RECAP
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It may allow you to make an entrance : SMARTCARD
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Single-named supermodel : IMAN
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Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't ___ Home" : GOTNO
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Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
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Some people pass on them: Abbr. : RDS
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Suffix with verb : OSE
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"___ there?" : WHOS
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Update a factory : RETOOL
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Pipe problem : LEAKAGE
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Data : INFO
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Focus of an interplanetary search : INTELLIGENTLIFE
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It may be abstract : NOUN
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Remove roughly : TEAROUT
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Took pains : STROVE
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In stitches : SEWN
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South-of-the-border title: Abbr. : SRA
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Go for the bronze? : TAN
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Some speeding vehicles' destinations, briefly : ERS
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Drive forward : IMPEL
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Ordination, e.g. : RITE
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Comeback, maybe : WISECRACK
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High hat : MITER
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December 13th, e.g. : IDES
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Act like an ass : BRAY
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Like some skies : AZURE
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They can get rough : SEAS
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"___ cost you!" : ITLL
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Halfhearted : TEPID
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Vigorous : HALE
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Misses : GALS
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"C'mon!" : LETSGO
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Los ___ : ALAMOS
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Dress down : BERATE
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Pooh-pooh : SCORN
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Ste. Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Mexican water : AGUA
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One who has it coming? : HEIR
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Tennis great who never won Wimbledon : LENDL
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Devil dog : MARINE
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Ca, Ga or Pa : ELEM
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Tubes on a plate : MACARONI
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Intermittently : ONANDOFF
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Aphid's sustenance : SAP
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Spa handout : TOWEL
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Heretofore : ERENOW
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Member of the rose family : SLOE
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Revealing top : HALTER
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Dust Bowl figure : OKIE
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No quick reads : SAGAS
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Feature of the Earth : TILT
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NBC host : LENO
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"American Gigolo" star : GERE
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Part of V.M.I.: Abbr. : INST
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Stamp and sign, perhaps : NOTARIZE
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"Louder!" : TURNITUP
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Cover-up in 47-Down : TUNIC
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Didn't go straight : VEERED
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Ancient military hub : SPARTA
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Amnesiac's lack : RECALL
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Univalent chemical groups : ALKYLS
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Cager's favorite sound : SWISH
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Head honcho : MRBIG
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Actress Polo : TERI
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Guess : IDEA
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Navy commando : SEAL
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"___ est percipi" (old Latin motto) : ESSE
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Yoga class need : MAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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