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New York Times, Saturday, January 24, 2004

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0124 ( 19,800 )

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Across
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Like going in circles : FRUSTRATING
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Atlantic City, e.g. : SEASIDERESORT
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Academy Award winner who said "I dream for a living" : STEVENSPIELBERG
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Western bulrushes : TULES
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Sch. that Roger Staubach played football for : USNA
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Freshwater fish with bill-like jaws : GAR
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Serving edge : ADIN
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"The Optimist's Daughter" author : WELTY
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Viva ___ : VOCE
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Crisper : BIN
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Chip flavoring : SALSA
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"Hotel de ___" (1959-60 TV western) : PAREE
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Camp seat : LOG
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Moolah : KALE
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Father ___, the leper priest of Molokai : DAMIEN
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Blue prints : EROTICA
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Exotic stamp collectors, maybe : PENPALS
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Keeps from : DENIES
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Gives the heave-ho : CANS
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Org. with writing fellowships : NEA
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Things seers see : OMENS
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Off one's trolley : NUTSY
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Year that Eric the Red was born, traditionally : CML
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Place to dry tobacco : OAST
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"Check it out!" : GOSEE
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Park opened in 1964 : SHEA
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Former MGM rival : RKO
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Santa suit stuffing : BATT
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Defensive play : STAND
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It's dangerous for you to fly by : SEATOFYOURPANTS
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Stiffs : STUFFEDSHIRTS
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Roadwork equipment : SAFETYCONES
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Full of vinegar : FEELINGONESOATS
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Mystery writer's award : RAVEN
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Plays for a sap : USES
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It could be original : SIN
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Stats on some backs : TDS
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Put off : REPULSE
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Longtime record label for Whitney Houston and Kenny G : ARISTA
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Small : TEENY
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___ Margarita, in the Caribbean : ISLA
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Head, slangily : NOB
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They're always unaccompanied : GREGORIANCHANTS
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2001's "Planet of the Apes" and others : STUDIOREMAKES
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Selenium and zinc : TRACEELEMENTS
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Openings for horse trainers : STABLEDOORS
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Healthful dishes : GREENSALADS
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W.W. II volunteers : WAACS
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"The Intimate ___" (1990 jazz album) : ELLA
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"Hard Hearted Hannah" of song : VAMP
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Irving Berlin's "Blue ___" : SKIES
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Velvety plant : PANSY
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Packed : DENSE
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Affect in a subtle way : TINT
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Place of hard knocks? : PATE
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Kind of battle : CUSTODY
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Procrastinator's reply : NOTYET
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Misstep : GAFFE
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It can be icy : STARE
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Laugh, in showbiz slang : BOFF
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Showcase lead-in on "The Price Is Right" : SPIN
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Your, in Roma : TUA
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20-time Rose Bowl winner: Abbr. : USC
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Sorority letter : RHO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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