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New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 19,783 )
Across
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Eyes : OCULI
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Marx brother's instrument : HARP
10
Says further : ADDS
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An element, to the ancients : WATER
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Turkish official : AGHA
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Dinette spot : NOOK
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The plain in Spain : LLANO
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Turn : VEER
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One of TV's Sopranos : TONY
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Fixes a flat, like a supermodel? : CHANGESATTIRE
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Outlaw : BAN
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Bulletin board item : TACK
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Sporty imports : MIATAS
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Trim to fit, maybe : EDIT
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D.C. setting : EST
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Management course subject? : ANGER
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Oral, e.g. : EXAM
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Literally, "I forbid" : VETO
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Cleans a windshield, like a snake? : TURNSONTHEVIPER
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Baseball rarities : TIES
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Betting group : POOL
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Ward off : AVERT
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Zeta follower : ETA
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Whoop : YELL
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Plays loudly : BLARES
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Cel character : TOON
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___ de vie : EAU
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Eliminates a blind spot, like a cosmonaut? : ADJUSTSTHEMIR
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'Hood : AREA
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It may get plastered : LATH
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Roberts of "Everybody Loves Raymond" : DORIS
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Do in : SLAY
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Double Stuf, for one : OREO
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Poor Richard's Almanack item : ADAGE
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Folks in smoke-filled rooms : POLS
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Blouses and sweaters : TOPS
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Lacking slack : TENSE
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Wise one : OWL
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Math class, for short : CALC
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Jazz home : UTAH
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"Beany & Cecil" boat Leakin' ___ : LENA
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Jail fixtures : IRONBARS
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Safe place : HAVEN
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Census data : AGES
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Ineligible for benefits, say : PARTTIME
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Bit of slapstick : ANTIC
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Guard : DOORKEEPER
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Ready to serve : DONE
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Blue shade : SKY
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Driver's need : GAS
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Photo finish : MATTE
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Arctic native : INUIT
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Lots and lots : AGREATDEAL
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Super scores : TENS
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Laud : EXTOL
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Willie Wonka's creator : DAHL
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Metric volume : STERE
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Law school subject : TORTS
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Cheer starter : VIVA
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Hirer's posting : OPENSLOT
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Worth on the open market : VALUEDAT
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Cry before "Over here!" : YOU
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Dickensian outburst : BAH
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"Love Train" singers, with "the" : OJAYS
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Cultural values : ETHOS
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Poi source : TARO
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Going together, after "in" : STEP
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Fashion : MODE
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Shah's land, once : IRAN
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Teamsters' vehicles : RIGS
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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"Savvy?" : SEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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