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New York Times, Saturday, January 4, 2003

The Seneca Chief was the first vessel to travel its entire length

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {BJXZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2003, The New York Times1/4/03 ( No. 19,415 )

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Across
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Subject of a classic hoax : SASQUATCH
10
Bit of laughter : SNORT
15
Wye Accord figure : NETANYAHU
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Actor Rutger ___ of "Blade Runner" : HAUER
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Crayola color retired in 1990 : ORANGERED
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Well : APTLY
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Like some wills : CONTESTED
20
Dylan Thomas's home : WALES
21
One went to Washington in 2002 : OSCAR
22
High grade : APLUS
24
___ grass : OAT
25
Some votes : NOES
26
Growing business establishment : GREENHOUSE
28
Clattery transports : ELS
29
Gunk : CRUD
30
Like much protective wear : PADDED
31
Things to stew about : WOES
32
Crook : CANE
33
More easily attainable : ONSALE
36
Whup : LICK
37
Trendy : HIP
40
Flower whose blooms open in the late afternoon : FOUROCLOCK
42
Red-hot one? : MAMA
43
Catholic title : FRA
44
Get to : REACH
45
"Good ___" (1966 Young Rascals hit) : LOVIN
46
Sporting equipment that's strapped to the wrist : CESTA
48
Gauge : CALCULATE
50
Klingon, e.g. : ALIEN
51
The Seneca Chief was the first vessel to travel its entire length : ERIECANAL
52
Gloria ___, first black president of the Girl Scouts, 1975 : SCOTT
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Review unfairly : UNDERRATE
54
Subdues, with "down" : TONES
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Full of the devil : POSSESSED
Down
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Summer cooler : SNOCONE
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Kind of bomb : AEROSOL
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Bearings : STANCES
4
Overseas carrier : QANTAS
5
Madison's mate : UNGER
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Some votes : AYES
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Region below Hades, in Greek myth : TARTARUS
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Made little sounds : CHEEPED
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Field meeting : HUDDLE
10
Prison in a Stephen King novella : SHAWSHANK
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Winemaking valley : NAPA
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One way to think : OUTLOUD
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Studio product : RELEASE
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Met : TRYSTED
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Empty boxes : UNPACK
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Nation aided by the Truman Doctrine : GREECE
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John Logan's "To the Cuckoo," e.g. : ODE
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Shade providers : COLORANTS
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Reason for restrictions : WAR
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Spiny-rayed fishes popular in aquariums : CICHLIDS
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Discarded : OFFCAST
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Maker of clippers and trimmers : NORELCO
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Effort to convince : SUASION
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International conference site in Switzerland, 1925 : LOCARNO
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Illegal imports : HAVANAS
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Copy : IMITATE
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Denlike, say : PANELED
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Like some boots : LACEUP
42
Back biters : MOLARS
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Monetary gain : LUCRE
47
French noodle? : TETE
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Crescent shapes : CEES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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