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New York Times, Friday, January 23, 2004

Garam ___ (spice mixture in Indian cuisine)

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times1/23/04 ( No. 19,799 )
Across
1
Old trail terminus : SANTAFE
8
Public hangings : ARTSHOW
15
Pushes : URGESON
16
Race place : DAYTONA
17
Test-of-time passer : CLASSIC
18
Ends, e.g. : LINEMEN
19
"The Piano" co-star : KEITEL
20
Supporter of a drop leaf : GATELEG
21
Keep someone awake, maybe : SNORE
22
Order in the court : WRIT
23
Bit of elementary Latin : AMAT
25
Free : UNTIE
27
About to explode : IRATE
28
Nonconformists : ICONOCLASTS
33
They're related : KIN
34
Kind of affiliation: Abbr. : REL
35
Stars, e.g. : NHLTEAM
36
One raising Cain : EVE
37
Municipal council mem. : ALD
38
Something a company won't reveal : TRADESECRET
40
Beersheba locale : NEGEV
42
It may be between the seats : AISLE
43
Horned rock climber : IBEX
44
Times, e.g. : FONT
46
Some are shaded : LAMPS
50
Be granted : RECEIVE
52
Garam ___ (spice mixture in Indian cuisine) : MASALA
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Fast, agile runner : GAZELLE
54
Mrs. Grundy : PURITAN
55
Where oils may be produced : ATELIER
56
Over : ATANEND
57
Going on the least : TERSEST
58
Pass up : LETGOBY
Down
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Draws (on) : SUCKS
2
"One for My Baby" composer : ARLEN
3
Marsh of mystery : NGAIO
4
Beta release, essentially : TESTRUN
5
Product line : ASSEENONTV
6
Abbott, to Costello, e.g. : FOIL
7
Collier's, for one: Abbr. : ENC
8
"Call to Greatness" author Stevenson : ADLAI
9
Day's "The Pajama Game" co-star : RAITT
10
North Sea feeder : TYNE
11
Like an inscribed pillar : STELAR
12
Martha Stewart Living reader : HOMEMAKER
13
It's rarely found in the hospital : ONEGATIVE
14
Like some complexions : WAN
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A toy it isn't : GREATDANE
22
"I Wanna Be Bad" singer ___ Ford : WILLA
24
Rule to live by : TENET
26
N.E.A. member : TCHR
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"Something's not right here" : ISMELLARAT
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Kharg Island resident : IRANI
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Observe : CELEBRATE
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Coot : OLDGEEZER
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___ coming : SEEIT
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Old name in news : TASS
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Knocking off : CEASING
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Doesn't do just O.K. : EXCELS
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Folder fodder : FILES
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Open : OVERT
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San ___ : MATEO
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Something to resort to : PLANB
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Kind of blond : SANDY
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Medicine Nobelist Metchnikoff : ELIE
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Remote option : MUTE
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Rod : GAT
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Mate : PAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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