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New York Times, Thursday, January 9, 2003

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 19,420 )
Across
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Prepares for a bout : SPARS
6
Easter serving : LAMB
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A lot : GOBS
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John Lennon's last million-selling single : WOMAN
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String puller : USER
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Bibliophile's label : RARE
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Apologize and then some : ATONE
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Commercial prefix with bank : CITI
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Big furniture retailer : IKEA
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Start of a quip by hockey commentator Don Cherry about his autobiography : THREEYEARS
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Pain in the neck : DRAG
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Boy-girl : HETERO
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"___ So Easy" : ITS
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Muckraker Tarbell : IDA
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Settings for some TV dramas: Abbr. : ERS
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Quip, part 2 : AGOICOULDNT
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Dignified : STAID
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Federation : LEAGUE
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Carryall : CASE
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Top : LID
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Match parts : SETS
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Brightest star in Aquila : ALTAIR
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Pizazz : OOMPH
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Quip, part 3 : SPELLAUTHOR
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Top : CAP
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Souvenir from Aruba? : TAN
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English ___ : LIT
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"I've had enough" : NOMORE
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Trash can, perhaps : ICON
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End of the quip : NOWIAREONE
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Pickable : RIPE
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Kind of doctor : SPIN
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Countenance : ALLOW
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Farm cry : OINK
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Upholstery fabric : TOILE
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Bump on a branch : NODE
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Hungary's Imre ___ : NAGY
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"+" site : ANODE
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Bandage : SWATHE
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Uproar : POTHER
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Loan payment schedules: Abbr. : AMORTS
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Bombay royal : RANEE
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Ridicule : SNEERAT
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Life's founder : LUCE
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Sri Lanka's locale : ASIA
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___ system : METRIC
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Connecticut city that's home to ESPN : BRISTOL
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Traffic chart : GRID
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Institute of Nuclear Studies site : OAKRIDGE
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Mexican tree with large, edible seeds : BREADNUT
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Navigable channels : SEAGATES
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Series of postures, basically : YOGA
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Go after : SUE
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Bribe : OIL
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Dunderhead : IDIOT
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Eye protector : LASH
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Eskimo's catch : SEAL
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Not subject to change : CASTIRON
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"Heat" star, 1995 : ALPACINO
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Place for shorthand : STENOPAD
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Play-___ : DOH
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Out of sorts : ILL
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More than dampens : RAINSON
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Author Simpson : MONA
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How refunds may be made : PRORATA
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More work : UTOPIA
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"Gangsta's Paradise" rapper : COOLIO
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Traitor's name : ARNOLD
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Little one : PEEWEE
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It's opened with a knife : MELON
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Island bird : NENE
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Faction : WING
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Black : INKY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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