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New York Times, Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hyres

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0128 ( 19,804 )
Across
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Ford or Chevrolet : MAKE
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Far from cordial : ALOOF
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Waffle House alternative : IHOP
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Kind of toast : MELBA
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In the altogether : NUDE
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Event advertised in the classifieds : GARAGESALE
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Clean Air Act target : SMOG
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Constriction of the pupil : MIOSIS
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Stumpers? : ORATORS
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One of the Chipmunks : ALVIN
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Spark plug, e.g. : IGNITER
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Electrical glitch : VOLTAGESPIKE
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Basilica part : APSE
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Slippery ___ : ELM
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Time piece? : ESSAY
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Jungfrau is one : ALP
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Fighters at Lexington : MILITIA
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One past due? : TRE
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Actress Witherspoon : REESE
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Enjoy, with "up" : EAT
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Part of Air France's fleet until 2003 : SSTS
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Place to buy wine : PACKAGESTORE
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Boarders : TENANTS
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Crop up : ARISE
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Sportscasting position : ANALYST
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Web mags : EZINES
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It has a pocket : MITT
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Time appropriate for 17-, 26- and 44-Across? : MIDDLEAGES
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Nebraska tribe : OTOE
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Robin player of 1938 : ERROL
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Rich source : LODE
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"The King and I" co-star : KERR
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Fits together : NESTS
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Charon crossed it : STYX
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Source of igneous rock : MAGMA
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Bolshoi rival : KIROV
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Hard to pin down : EVASIVE
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Skunk River city : AMES
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Guitar great Paul : LES
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Commercial suffix with Rock : OLA
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Shaped like a fish stick : OBLONG
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Spenser's "The ___ Queene" : FAERIE
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Parts of feet : INSTEPS
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Will Rogers and others : HUMORISTS
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A hound may pick it up : ODOR
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Tent holders : PEGS
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1992 Heisman winner ___ Torretta : GINO
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Cruising : ATSEA
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"___ never work!" : ITLL
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Most off-tasting : GAMIEST
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Gift that's hung around the neck : LEI
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Go-___ : KART
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Peepers : EYES
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50+ org. : AARP
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"Nolo," for instance : PLEA
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Eventgoer : SPECTATOR
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First A.F.L.-C.I.O. president : MEANY
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Makes lace : TATS
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1995 trial name : ITO
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Helter-___ : SKELTER
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Soaps, e.g. : SERIALS
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Some meter readers : GASMEN
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Unbroken : ENTIRE
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Bulldoze : RAZE
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Bullion unit : INGOT
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Like a fleabag : SEEDY
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Reo contemporary : ESSEX
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Out of control : AMOK
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Marquee time : NITE
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Conduit bends : ELLS
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E.R. workers : DRS
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Ellipsis part : DOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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