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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 2004

Author:
James M. and James C. Jenista
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jenista. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jenista. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This minder bender (literally) is considered one of the toughest puzzles of the Will Shortz era. To read the answers correctly you have to follow the instructions and turn where indicated. So, for example, 4 Down is SATURN'S RINGS and 17 Across is LOW TURNOUTS.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0103 ( 19,779 )
Across
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Sports column? : WINS
5
Standard deviation symbol : SIGMA
10
War fare? : SPAM
14
Like many a hurricane : ASEA
15
Allege in defense : PLEAD
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Coat or skirt preceder : MAXI
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Disappointing election results : LOWTURNOUTS
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Seasoned : AGED
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Help : TUTORIAL
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Equal : ARE
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Channeled : ROUTED
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Resolute advice to the hesitant : DONTTURNBACK
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Stuff for surfacing : TAR
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He's found in the Prado : DALI
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Community contest : BEE
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Stumpers? : POLS
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Flags : WANES
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Hal Foster comic character : ARN
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One associated with honesty : ABE
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No one special : JOHNDOE
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Castilian hero : CID
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Expert on the rules : REF
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Good relations : AMITY
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Manages, with "out" : EKES
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N.Y. minutes? : EST
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Fountain in New Orleans : PETE
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Word for word: Abbr. : SYN
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1985 sequel to a classic 1939 film : RETURNTOOZ
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Donny or Marie Osmond, e.g. : UTAHAN
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Unit of nautical displacement : TON
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Tall topper : OPERAHAT
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Gee : THOU
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Like bats : NOCTURNAL
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Biblical book : AMOS
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Available : ONTAP
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Small animal shelter : COTE
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Short time out? : DOZE
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They follow cuts : DEALS
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Dict. offering : ETYM
Down
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First name in animation : WALT
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"This ___ Youth" (Kenneth Lonergan play) : ISOUR
3
Just learning about : NEWTO
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Discovery of Galileo : SATURNSRINGS
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Comparatively quick : SPRIER
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Long series of woes : ILIAD
7
Lee, e.g.: Abbr. : GENL
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___ wheel : MAG
9
Plugs : ADS
10
Burn : SMART
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Gripping read : PAGETURNER
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Brutally destroy : AXE
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Season opener? : MID
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Miss, south of the border : SRTA
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Parsley relative : ANISE
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Fine accompaniment? : DANDY
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Promise, e.g. : OLEO
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À la Poe : EERIE
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Fractures : RENDS
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Exile of 1302 : DANTE
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Kitchen gizmo : PARER
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Really big : OBESE
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Rights shouldn't be taken from it : LEFTTURNLANE
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Frosty : WHITE
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No performers are found here : JAPAN
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Red sky, maybe : OMEN
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Colorize, e.g. : ENHANCE
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Immerses : STEEPS
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Draper's unit : YARD
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Cad : LOUSE
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Slight indication? : UPTURNEDNOSE
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"What ___!" ("Hilarious!") : AHOOT
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Like some habits : NASTY
52
Numerical prefix : OCTA
53
Overflow : TEEM
54
Modicum : TAD
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Insurance letters : HMO
56
Green-light indicator : NOD
57
Person : ONE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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