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New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0108 ( 19,054 )

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Across
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Soreness : ACHE
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Snakes do it : MOLT
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Hitter's problem : SLUMP
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Wheedle : COAX
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Put one ___ : OVER
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Medieval invader : TATAR
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Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
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Neighbor of Sumatra : JAVA
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Scenic park in 58-Across : BOBOLIGARDENS
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Gather together for stitching : SHIRR
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18-Across, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
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In medias ___ : RES
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Noted bridge in 58-Across : PONTEVECCHIO
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Record : LOG
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Operatic soloist : DIVA
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Pulitzer novelist Anne : TYLER
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High cards : ACES
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Olympian's quest : MEDAL
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Wedge in a bottleneck? : LIME
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Purposely lose : THROW
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Roman date : IDES
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Sharp turn : ZIG
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Museum house in 58-Across : PALAZZOPITTI
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Columbus Day mo. : OCT
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What Austrians speak: Abbr. : GER
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Teacher's charges : CLASS
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European cultural center : FLORENCEITALY
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Muslim ascetic : FAKIR
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River spanned by 27-Across : ARNO
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Clear the tape : ERASE
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Lexicographer Webster : NOAH
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Like sunflowers : RAYED
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Hall-of-Famer Slaughter : ENOS
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"___ La Douce" : IRMA
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Play part : ACT
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British runner Sebastian : COE
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Sign of things to come : HARBINGER
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Send abroad : EXPORT
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Voodoo : MOJO
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Certain coffee table shape : OVAL
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Jeans maker Strauss : LEVI
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Calamitous : TRAGIC
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Like night skies : STARLIT
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Shortening : LARD
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Express : UTTER
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Sen. Snowe's state : MAINE
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Decrease? : PRESS
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Word with pure or standard : BRED
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Cigar residue : ASH
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Accident sound : SPLAT
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Bootlegger's product : HOOCH
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Pep : VIM
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A 1950 film was "all about" her : EVE
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Spanish naval base site : CADIZ
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Olive in the comics : OYL
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Actress with many exes : LIZTAYLOR
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Gives off : EMITS
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Patron saint of marriage : REGIS
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Appeasement : SOP
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Wood-dressing tool : ADZ
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Sign of summer : LEO
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Bet : WAGERED
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Pet lovers' org. : SPCA
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Football's Dawson : LEN
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Esoteric : ARCANE
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The Big Ten's Fighting ___ : ILLINI
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Bid : OFFER
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Red Cross organizer Barton : CLARA
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Hungarian wine : TOKAY
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Stand : RISE
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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Fascinated by : INTO
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Nail holders : TOES
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Make tracks : LAM
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___ Na Na : SHA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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