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New York Times, Friday, January 3, 2003

41-Down : Mature insects

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times1/3/03 ( No. 19,414 )
Across
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Stationer's stock : PADS
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Not choppy : CALM
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F.D.R.'s Interior secretary : ICKES
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Robert ___ Prewitt ("From Here to Eternity" soldier) : ELEE
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Latin trio part : AMAS
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Banned blocks : CLIPS
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Like some D.A.'s : ASST
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Spark plug, so to speak : RINGLEADER
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Not straight : LOPSIDED
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Brooks : ABIDES
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Game stickers? : SPEARS
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Unlit? : SOBER
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Show respect, in a way : RISE
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Some barometers : ANEROIDS
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___ Sea (Amu Darya's outlet) : ARAL
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Surgeon's wear : LATEXGLOVE
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Down : SAD
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Guitarist Montgomery : WES
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VCR speed measure: Abbr. : IPS
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Actress Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Chain reaction facilitator : ATOMICPILE
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Chop order : LOIN
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Way to get one's message across : PASYSTEM
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Wishes undone : RUES
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Best dishes, perhaps : CHINA
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Peeved : INAPET
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___ National Battlefield in Mississippi : TUPELO
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Where someone may get a buzz : GAMESHOW
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Elliptical comment on local customs : WHENINROME
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"___ Heartache" (#1 country hit for Janie Fricke) : HESA
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Special qualities : AURAS
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Rounded end : PEEN
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One of the Waltons : ERIN
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Sleep on it : SHEET
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"It ___ so" : ISNT
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Successor of Mao : DENG
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Loud bursts : PEALS
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"Matter of Fact" columnist : ALSOP
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Bonnie and Clyde, e.g. : DESPERADOS
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Cast off : SETSAIL
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Pick from a deck : CARDSELECTION
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Billet-doux writer : AMIE
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Remote-sensing orbiter : LANDSAT
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Fight site: Abbr. : MSG
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They may come off a shelf : ICEBERGS
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Procter & Gamble brand : CLAIROL
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Hanged pirate : KIDD
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Modern pentathlete's need : EPEE
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Former union mems. : SSRS
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Action that may produce a reaction : LABEXPERIMENT
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Return addressee? : IRS
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Baseball great Buck : ONEIL
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Radio wave reflector : IONOSPHERE
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Early sixth-century year : DVII
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Bean of "The Lord of the Rings" : SEAN
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"Stat" : ASAP
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Cottonwood's cousin : ASPEN
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Things you want : WISHLIST
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Legendary capital of King Agamemnon : MYCENAE
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Mature insects : IMAGOES
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On-line? : LEASHED
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Balzac's "___ Double Famille" : UNE
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Biological stain : EOSIN
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String sound : TWANG
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"Jabberwocky" starter : TWAS
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"No way" : UHUH
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Member of la famille : PERE
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Mass exodus preceder? : AMEN
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N.Y. engineering sch. : RPI

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

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