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New York Times, Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Author:
Christina Houlihan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christina Houlihan Kelly

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Kelly. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0128 ( 19,439 )

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Across
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Speak off the cuff : ADLIB
6
___ of Commons : HOUSE
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Govt. property overseer : GSA
14
Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
15
___ salts : EPSOM
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Shoemaker's tool : AWL
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Court filings : LEGALBRIEFS
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Microwave, slangily : ZAP
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"... ___ shall die" : ORI
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Deprived : BEREFT
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It may be cut in a studio : DEMO
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Ice down again : RECOOL
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___ Reader (magazine) : UTNE
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Some ugly ducklings, so to speak : LATEBLOOMERS
33
Scottish hillside : BRAE
36
Mme., in Madrid : SRA
37
Fear : PHOBIA
38
Spirits : AURAS
40
Picnic crasher : ANT
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End of many a college major : OLOGY
43
Jobs of limited duration : STINTS
45
Big part of a dinosaur skeleton : JAW
47
"Much" preceder : INAS
48
Some athletes in training : SHADOWBOXERS
51
Fencing need : EPEE
52
"Stop acting up!" : BEHAVE
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"Roseanne" star : BARR
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Short compositions : ETUDES
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By way of : VIA
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Eggs, in bio labs : OVA
64
Common sight after a burglary : OPENDRAWERS
66
Clearasil target : ZIT
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"As You Like It" woman : CELIA
68
Like a sumo wrestler : LARGE
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"___ on a Grecian Urn" : ODE
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"Yum!" : TASTY
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Commend highly : EXTOL
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___ nothing : ALLOR
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Big name in tractors : DEERE
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Computer programmer's need : LOGIC
4
"___ New York minute" : INA
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Sighter of the Pacific Ocean, 1513 : BALBOA
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München "sir" : HERR
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
8
Beneficial : USEFUL
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Convertible type : SOFTTOP
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CPR pros : EMS
11
Surveyor's look : GAZE
12
Did one-third of a triathlon : SWAM
13
Gravy Train competitor : ALPO
18
Passenger safety items : BELTS
22
Total : DEMOLISH
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Ornamental shrub : OLEANDER
26
Neighborhood that overlaps part of Greenwich Village : NOHO
28
Time in history : ERA
29
What a plucker may pluck : BANJO
30
Black, to poets : EBON
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Baltic capital : RIGA
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"___ who?" : SAYS
33
Low pitch? : BASS
34
Baby ___ : RUTH
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Song for Sills : ARIA
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"Enough!" : STOP
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Duty : TAX
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Popeye's son : SWEEPEA
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Artist Max : WEBER
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Asian nut-bearing palms : BETELS
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Antique dealer's transaction : RESALE
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Turn away : AVERT
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Sign of late summer : VIRGO
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Stand for something? : EASEL
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Popular clown : BOZO
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Eager : AVID
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Appraise : RATE
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Military group : UNIT
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6/6/1944 : DDAY
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Sept. follower : OCT
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Wane's partner : WAX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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