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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0123 ( 19,069 )

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Lively : PERT
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"Get outta here!" : PSHAW
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Shock : JOLT
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Ruthless boss : AXER
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Aromatic herb : ANISE
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Sondheim's "___ Like That" : ABOY
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Singer's football tackles? : TENORSACKS
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Invitation letters : RSVP
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Prognosis : OUTLOOK
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Leavenworth and others: Abbr. : FTS
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Souvenir shop item, for short : TEE
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Completely : INALL
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Prefix with terrorism : ECO
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Reproductive needs : OVA
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Cardinal's nest?: Abbr. : STL
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Sounds of a broom-beating? : FLOORWHACKS
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Play the host to : SEEIN
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Scream : HOLLER
37
Moore of film : DEMI
40
Skip : ELIDE
42
1970's Chevy : VEGA
43
Person who switches lines? : EDITOR
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Whoopi's role in "The Color Purple" : CELIE
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Expensive carpeting supplies? : LUXURYTACKS
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USA alternative : TBS
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Pollution control grp. : EPA
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2001 Will Smith title role : ALI
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Mr. Moto portrayer : LORRE
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Quirky : ODD
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Test locale : LAB
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Stone work : PLATOON
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Globes : ORBS
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Truckers' cry? : TOTHEMACKS
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Passion : ZEAL
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City on the Seine : ROUEN
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First president of South Korea : RHEE
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Tense : EDGY
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Enron Field player : ASTRO
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Pinings : YENS
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Dialect : PATOIS
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Old-fashioned stage direction : EXEUNT
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Blockbuster transaction : RENTAL
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Sing : TROLL
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El ___ : PASO
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Traveling medicine show purchase : SNAKEOIL
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Sot's sound : HIC
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Requisition : ASKFOR
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Wild ___ : WEST
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Shake : JAR
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Roadblock : OBSTACLE
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15 preceder : LOVE
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Sort : TYPE
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Husband of Pocahontas : ROLFE
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Manhattan neighborhood : SOHO
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Like a tepee : CONICAL
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Pipe feature : VALVE
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Hesitant : LEERY
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Marine snail : WHELK
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It's tapped : KEG
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Madrid Mme. : SRA
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Exercise unit : SITUP
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Atl. Coast state : DEL
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Web address ending : EDU
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Mélange : MIXEDBAG
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Figure out : DECIPHER
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Kind of argument : ORAL
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53-Across's faith : ISLAM
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Bans : TABOOS
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Medicine lozenge : TROCHE
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Kaput : BROKEN
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Noted quintet : SENSES
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Sludge : OOZE
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Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
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Gillette product : ATRA
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Late-night name : LENO
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Tricky : SLY
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His tomb was found in 1922 : TUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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