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New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Body of water between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 5, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times1/7/03 ( No. 19,418 )
Across
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Network with an eye logo : CBS
4
Call bad names : REVILE
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High school class : SHOP
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Twist-filled Broadway musical? : OLIVER
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Vito Corleone's creator : PUZO
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Bedouin at a major waterway? : PANAMACANALARAB
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Not-so-secret secret language : PIGLATIN
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Pirate rival : ASTRO
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Cracker Jack bonus : TOY
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Cloud's place : SKY
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Rounded lump : GLOB
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Harshly criticize : SLAM
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Light sailboat at a hotel chain? : RAMADACATAMARAN
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Indian prince in Mobile? : ALABAMAMAHARAJA
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Tales about a 1980's singing group? : BANANARAMASAGAS
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Actress Garr : TERI
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___ Flynn Boyle of "The Practice" : LARA
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Tachometer abbr. : RPM
46
Performed : DID
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Magazine revenue source : ADS
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Run for one's wife? : ELOPE
51
Sweetie : CUTIEPIE
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Gilda Radner character's embodiment? : BABAWAWASAVATAR
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Mideast guns : UZIS
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Paparazzo's device : CAMERA
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In the past : AGO
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Pretzel topper : SALT
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Dissertation : THESIS
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"Help!" : SOS
Down
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Andy of the comics : CAPP
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Turned state's evidence : SANG
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Like some noses and numerals : ROMAN
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Overjoy : ELATE
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"Veni, vidi, ___" : VICI
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Tennis great Lendl : IVAN
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Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
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Pitcher's stat. : ERA
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Luxury resorts : SPAS
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Smarts : HURTS
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Arkansas's ___ Mountains : OZARK
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New Orleans sandwich : POBOY
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"Open, sesame!" speaker : ALIBABA
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Set down : LAY
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Japanese floor covering : TATAMI
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Missouri River city : OMAHA
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Snatch : GRAB
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In ___ land : LALA
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Neighbor of Yemen : OMAN
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Chicken : SCARED
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Missouri town where Harry Truman was born : LAMAR
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Actor Aykroyd : DAN
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Noted Italian violinmaker : AMATI
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More, in Madrid : MAS
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Body of water between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan : ARALSEA
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Hindu music form : RAGA
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Not fully shut : AJAR
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Space shuttle org. : NASA
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Public square : PLAZA
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Big gas brand : MOBIL
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Frost relative : DEW
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Early video game company : ATARI
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Famously temperamental singers : DIVAS
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Future's opposite : PAST
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Arrived : CAME
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Employs : USES
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School orgs. : PTAS
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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God of love : EROS
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Play part : ACT
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When repeated, a trombone sound : WAH

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