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New York Times, Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0121 ( 19,432 )
Across
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Airline to Tel Aviv : ELAL
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Soothing spots : SPAS
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Pueblo dwelling : ADOBE
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Broadway Auntie : MAME
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Strait-laced : PRIM
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Like a highway : LANED
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Some bargains : TWOFORONEOFFERS
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___ Sark : CUTTY
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Make use of : TAP
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Trident feature : TINE
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Sweetie : HON
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Top rating, perhaps : TEN
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___ room : REC
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Not the finest dog : MUTT
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Be an agent (for) : REP
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Dukes and earls : NOBLES
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Prefix with graphic : ORTHO
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Punk's pistol : HEATER
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Overly ominous : TOOFOREBODING
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Scarsdale, e.g., to New York City : SUBURB
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Dummy Mortimer : SNERD
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"Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
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Part of S.P.C.A.: Abbr. : SOC
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Door sign : EXIT
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Maugham's "Cakes and ___" : ALE
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Look over : EYE
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A bartender may run one : TAB
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42-Down scores: Abbr. : TDS
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Ella Fitzgerald specialty : SCAT
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"Slippery" tree : ELM
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"___ beaucoup" : MERCI
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Reelection toast? : TOFOURMOREYEARS
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Happening : EVENT
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Devil's doings : EVIL
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Starting from : ASOF
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Turn blue, maybe : REDYE
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Cincinnati team : REDS
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TV host who wrote "Leading With My Chin" : LENO
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C.P.R. expert : EMT
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Where some suits are pressed : LAWCOURT
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Be the equivalent of : AMOUNTTO
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Hit the road : LEFT
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More agile : SPRYER
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In favor : PRO
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"Say it ___ so!" : AINT
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Sling mud at : SMEAR
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Sitcom extraterrestrial : ALF
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Off one's trolley : DAFT
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Tip of Massachusetts : ONEILL
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Songwriter Taupin : BERNIE
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Classic Fords : EDSELS
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Mel of the Polo Grounds : OTT
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Willing to try : OPENTO
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Patient-care grp. : HMO
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Associate of Gandhi : NEHRU
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Yale students starting in 1969 : COEDS
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Not these : THOSE
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Jury's makeup : PEERS
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Pickling need : BRINE
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Helpful : OFUSE
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Compliant one : OBEYER
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Cry heard in a 2-Down : NEXTCASE
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Where Giants and Titans clash : GRIDIRON
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Skid row woe : DTS
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Wine expert : TASTER
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Dinette set spot : ALCOVE
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Flipped (through) : LEAFED
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Desert ruminants : CAMELS
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Bugs bugged him : ELMER
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Former Tunisian ruler : BEY
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Cousin of an Obie : TONY
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Pull up stakes : MOVE
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"Get ___!" : REAL
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Western native : UTE
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Free (of) : RID
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Bay area airport letters : SFO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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