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New York Times, Saturday, January 20, 2001

In Britain they're called thieves' kitchens

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 2001, The New York Times1/20/01 ( No. 18,701 )
Across
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Treasuries : CHESTS
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Stolen, in London : NICKED
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Heavyweight event? : SHOTPUT
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Got one's fill of? : INHALED
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70's-80's Chrysler : CORDOBA
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Pellet : GRANULE
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Burial receptacle : URN
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Someone who watches his head? : RANCHER
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Companion of "Stay!" : SIT
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Tend a turkey, e.g. : BASTE
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Bit of Braille : DOT
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Automatic selection? : DRIVE
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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They're nuts for drinks : KOLAS
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Continuously : EVER
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1964 Hudson/Day comedy : SENDMENOFLOWERS
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Beg : IMPORTUNE
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Absolutely clobber : MAKEMINCEMEATOF
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Harmonia's father : ARES
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Macy's competitor : SEARS
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Boughpot : VASE
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___-car : RENTA
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Application info: Abbr. : SSN
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Perfume, in a way : CENSE
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Anti body? : CON
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Not so nice : CATTIER
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Hero : SUB
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Villain of Spider-Man : ELECTRO
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Bitterly cold : GLACIAL
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Camp necessity : LATRINE
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Building with many layers : HENNERY
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Starts of some melees : SHOVES
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Wee : TEENSY
Down
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"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," e.g. : CHORALE
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Is obtrusive : HORNSIN
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LAX listing : ETD
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One of a multitude in a devil's-snuffbox : SPORE
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Big blow for a band? : TUBA
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Try to get a better view, maybe : STANDONONESTOES
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Continually : NIGHTAFTERNIGHT
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Anent : INRE
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Garden green : CHARD
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Where the Cimarron flows: Abbr. : KAN
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Slippery : ELUSIVE
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Emancipate : DELIVER
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Heavy breathers? : SCUBAS
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Checks : DETERS
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What NBC's peacock once signified : COLORCAST
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Like the perfect homemaker's home : TIDIEST
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Fix, as a rug : REWEAVE
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Visored caps : KEPIS
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In Britain they're called thieves' kitchens : SLUMS
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"Delicious!" : MMM
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Four quarters : ONE
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Artist Duchamp : MARCEL
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Biological interstices : AREOLAS
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Scottish name meaning "handsome" : KENNETH
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Flowers with yellow, buttonlike blooms : TANSIES
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Burial receptacle : OSSUARY
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Without much power : FEEBLY
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When Antony dies in "Antony and Cleopatra" : ACTIV
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Davit : CRANE
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"Rise, Glory, Rise" composer : ARNE
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Part of a C.S.A. signature : ELEE
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Letters for a King? : CNN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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