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New York Times, Monday, October 1, 2001

Broadway hit co-written by Elton John

Author:
Janice M. Putney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Putney.
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© 2001, The New York Times10/1/01 ( No. 18,955 )
Across
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"Hold it right there!" : WHOA
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Saintly glow : HALO
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Scout's mission : RECON
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Metrical foot : IAMB
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Pitcher : EWER
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Prefix with centric : ETHNO
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Mmes., in Madrid : SRAS
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Letterman of late-night : DAVE
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Anthracite and bituminous : COALS
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See 40-Across : PINOTGRIGIO
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Bread for a ham sandwich : RYE
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Saxophone and oboe : REEDS
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Elmer who hunts wabbits : FUDD
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Truth stretcher : FIBBER
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Indian child : PAPOOSE
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Philanthropist : DONOR
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General Foods coffee : SANKA
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Party with leis : LUAU
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Subject of this puzzle : WINES
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Hitch : SNAG
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Burst : ERUPT
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Excite : KEYUP
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Had lunch : ATE
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Celebrate : REJOICE
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Showing more age, maybe : GRAYER
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Aware of : ONTO
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"... to fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
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Sal of song, e.g. : GAL
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See 40-Across : REDBURGUNDY
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Lasso : RIATA
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Wyatt of the West : EARP
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Farm sounds : MOOS
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Bonehead : IDIOT
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Predecessor of Exxon : ESSO
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Painting not for the demure : NUDE
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Phony gems : PASTE
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Like one side of a pool : DEEP
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"___ out?" (pet's choice) : INOR
Down
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Bit of smoke : WISP
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Spy Mata ___ : HARI
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Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
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Soak up : ABSORB
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Many an estate border : HEDGEROW
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Oscar or Tony : AWARD
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501's : LEVIS
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Calif. neighbor : OREG
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Gets back : RECOUPS
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D.D.E.'s W.W. II command : ETO
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See 40-Across : CHARDONNAY
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Left Turn ___ (street sign) : ONLY
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The scenter of things? : NOSE
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Ticked (off) : TEED
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"___ Man Answers" (1962 flick) : IFA
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"___ I say, not ..." : DOAS
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Secretary, at times : FILER
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Get used (to) : INURE
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See 40-Across : BEAUJOLAIS
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Mice, to cats : PREY
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In-line item : SKATE
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Itching to go : EAGER
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"Just do it" sloganeer : NIKE
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Start of a long distance call : ONE
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Atop : UPON
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Sweet drink : SUGARPOP
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Test the strength of, chemically : TITRATE
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Fussy sort : PRIG
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Miler Sebastian : COE
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Graduates : ALUMNI
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Derby prize : PURSE
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Handshake : GRIP
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Broadway hit co-written by Elton John : AIDA
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Owner's certificate : DEED
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It could be proper : NOUN
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Extinct bird : DODO
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River of Belgium : YSER
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Preschooler : TOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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