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New York Times, Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Author:
Kent Lorentzen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kent Lorentzen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Lorentzen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0106 ( 19,782 )
Across
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Be sweet on : ADORE
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"Quiet!" : SHH
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Boy Scout unit : TROOP
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The Bates ___, in "Psycho" : MOTEL
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Soccer star Hamm : MIA
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Combs : EARLE
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Poolside wear : FLIPFLOPSANDALS
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Flat formation : MESA
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Harold Gray's Annie, for one : ORPHAN
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Louse-to-be : NIT
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Mountain debris : SCREE
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Gate pivots : HINGES
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Bird of 29-Down : RAPTOR
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Smart-mouthed : SASSY
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Prefix with -asian : EUR
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A, B, C, D or E : WIDTH
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Marsh plant : SEDGE
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Giveaway: Var. : FREEBEE
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Place for butts : ASHTRAY
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Final authority : SAYSO
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Copycat's words : METOO
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Auction ending? : EER
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Race marker : PYLON
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Be a buttinsky : MEDDLE
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Disco flasher : STROBE
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Put a stop to : CEASE
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Available, as a doctor : ONCALL
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Org. for Annika Sorenstam : LPGA
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House wear : BEDROOMSLIPPERS
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Kosher : LEGIT
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Narc's grp. : DEA
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Place for rouge : CHEEK
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Idyllic places : EDENS
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Map rtes. : RDS
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Acts the stool pigeon : SINGS
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Radio letters : AMFM
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1996 Republican standard-bearer : DOLE
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Elevator maker : OTIS
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Meal : REPAST
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Polar helper : ELF
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Campfire treat : SMORE
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Maximally cool : HIPPEST
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Truck stop fare : HASH
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Court wear : TENNISSHOES
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"Awesome!" : RAD
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Sumatra swinger : ORANG
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Pal of Kukla and Fran : OLLIE
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Royal pains : PESTS
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Country singer Morgan : LORRIE
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Contented sighs : AAHS
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Ranch wear : COWBOYBOOTS
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Russian's refusal : NYET
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Gridiron "zebras" : REFS
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Heavenly glow : AURA
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Mouse, to a 27-Across : PREY
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At the drop of ___ : AHAT
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Audition tape : DEMO
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___ Scott Decision : DRED
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Celt or Highlander : GAEL
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Hockey great Phil, familiarly : ESPO
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Mogadishu resident : SOMALI
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Placed in a box, say : ENCASED
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Late-night Jay : LENO
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Oracle site : DELPHI
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Fine fur : SABLE
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In a tough spot : TREED
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Chain of hills : RIDGE
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Fitzgerald and others : ELLAS
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U.S.N. rank below Capt. : CMDR
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Hammer's end : PEEN
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Cyclist LeMond : GREG
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Questions : ASKS
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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I.B.M.-compatibles : PCS

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

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