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New York Times, Thursday, October 10, 2002

Woman of the house playing potsy?

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times10/10/02 ( No. 19,329 )
Across
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Rigging support : SPAR
5
Rogue : SCAMP
10
Out of sync : OFF
13
No more than a drop : IOTA
14
Looker : CUTIE
15
Medical discovery : CURE
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Grab (onto) : GLOM
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Gussy up : ADORN
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Forward and backward : ATOZ
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Woman of the house playing potsy? : HOPPINGMADAM
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Some chips, maybe : ANTE
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They may be collared : PERPS
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All in : SPENT
30
Advice to a lighthouse keeper? : LETITBEAM
34
Didn't come right out and say : HINTED
36
Possible church school purchase : VAN
37
Korea Bay feeder : YALU
38
Colony member : ANT
39
Emollients : LOTIONS
42
Modern-day Caesar : SID
43
"How the Other Half Lives" author : RIIS
45
Meal source : OAT
46
Packing a punch : STRONG
48
Jazz improv at an A.M.A. meeting? : DOCTORJAM
51
Firing place : RANGE
52
Stealthy sort : SNEAK
53
Reunion attendee : ALUM
55
Title of this puzzle : MAKINGAMENDS
62
Rick's place : CAFE
65
"Reversal of Fortune" star : IRONS
66
Circus barker? : SEAL
67
Babe and others : OXEN
68
Puts away : SAVES
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Hosiery shade : ECRU
70
Like a bairn : WEE
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Defunct alliance : SEATO
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Keel extension : SKEG
Down
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It might evoke pity : SIGH
2
Horse play? : POLO
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On : ATOP
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Unchecked : RAMPANT
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Hardly adequate : SCANT
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Club : CUDGEL
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Basic building block : ATOM
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Oscar-winner Sorvino : MIRA
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Await judgment : PEND
10
Loophole : OUT
11
Back again : FRO
12
Shriner's topper : FEZ
15
Acquired : CAMEBY
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Big name in chips : INTEL
21
Disposed : APT
24
Good sense : REASON
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Picket fence : PALING
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Printing goof : SMUDGE
27
Potters' debris : SHARDS
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Small gear : PINION
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Attract : ENTICE
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1980 Tony winner : EVITA
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Cosmic order : TAO
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They're accommodating : INNS
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It's shown to some : DOOR
40
___ Mahal : TAJ
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Use a pick, maybe : STRUM
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Pollen-bearing organ : STAMEN
47
Ancient Egyptian king : RAMESES
49
Russian river : OKA
50
Attractive thing : MAGNET
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Rodeo need : LASSO
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Barely touch, on a pool table : KISS
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
58
Stellar spectacular : NOVA
59
Violin part : NECK
60
Colonial Virginia : DARE
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Garden pest : SLUG
62
Lower in the field : COW
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Guitar, slangily : AXE
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Retainer : FEE

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

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