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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 2004

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0131 ( 19,807 )

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Across
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Strategic Iraqi port just across the Kuwaiti border : UMMQASR
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Old green coats? : PATINAS
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Paste : TROUNCE
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Home to Dyess A.F.B. : ABILENE
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Before : AHEADOF
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Lagged : RANLATE
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Fits : HYSTERIAS
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Like articles and blood : TYPED
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Steady devotion : ADHERENCE
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1960's chess master : TAL
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Starts to resemble : NEARS
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Fouls up : ERRS
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Map point : SITE
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Like ink, in France : NOIRE
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Where we live : ABODES
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Scholars : SAVANTS
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Some bargains : TWOFERS
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Disinclined : AVERSE
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Decalogue word : SHALT
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Exact : VERY
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Still : MUTE
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Go from here to there : SEGUE
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Fat letters : EMS
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PET scan particles : POSITRONS
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Northern forests : TAIGA
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Loses focus : SPACESOUT
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When coins came into general use : IRONAGE
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Get the last bit of suds out : RERINSE
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Tower of faith : MINARET
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Less subdued : GAUDIER
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Parade times : EASTERS
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Disburses : EXPENDS
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Jazz enthusiast? : UTAHAN
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Personification of humanity's dark side : MRHYDE
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Title TV character played by Brandy Norwood : MOESHA
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Pertaining to the present period in earth history : QUATERNARY
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"Father Knows Best" family : ANDERSONS
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Harshly criticize : SCORE
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Employees in the sugar industry : REFINERS
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Grammarian, at times : PARSER
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Org. that the Indiana Pacers once belonged to : ABA
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Moonroof feature : TINT
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Not well : ILLY
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First or third quarter phenomenon : NEAPTIDE
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Animal with no teeth : ANTEATER
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Like some melons : SEEDLESS
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Decent plot : ACRE
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"I thought I ___ ..." : SAWA
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What a tough guy may not show much : SOFTERSIDE
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Pair : ITEM
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Support, redundantly : BOLSTERUP
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Do a hurry-up job : SAVETIME
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Common wedding song : AVEMARIA
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Competing narratives : VERSIONS
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Sad Sack's tormentor, in comics : THESARGE
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Cry from a tickled person : STOP
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Bouts of gastritis : UPSETS
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"Don't stay out here" : GOONIN
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Available : UNUSED
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Ethyl acetate and others : ESTERS
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Mountaineering aid : ICEAX
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Small distraction : GNAT
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Europe's Gorge of the ___ : AARE
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E.U. language : GER

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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