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New York Times, Friday, October 11, 2002

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 248 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1011 ( 19,330 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Notable : BIGWIG
7
Rest stop sight : BIGRIG
13
1973 Pacino portrayal : SERPICO
14
Covers, in a way : INSURES
16
Mideastern money : PIASTER
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Nudist : ADAMITE
18
George W.'s press secretary : ARI
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Lock : TRESS
21
Agcy. for retirees : SSA
22
Rumpled : MUSSY
24
Not separate : WED
26
Leveling wedge : SHIM
27
With 34-Down, procedure starter : STEP
28
Deck figure : SPADE
30
Ens. producer : USNA
31
Draftable : ONTAP
33
Lure : COMEON
35
Jalopy : TINCAN
37
Heart seeker : TINMAN
38
"Soap" spinoff : BENSON
39
It offers a lot of bucks : RODEO
40
"___ doing ..." : INSO
41
Two-door : COUPE
43
Bite : NOSH
47
It may be faint : ODOR
48
Fall off : EBB
49
Rejoinder in a kids' argument : ISTOO
50
Real beauty : GEM
51
70's Renault : LECAR
54
Basic cable channel : TNN
55
Novelist Sábato : ERNESTO
59
Rabble-rouse : AGITATE
61
Lexicographer William Allan ___ : NEILSON
62
Beat a retreat : RUNAWAY
63
Shabby : RAGTAG
64
Hodgepodge : RAGBAG
Down
1
Mediterranean port : BEIRUT
2
Poker player's comment : IRAISE
3
They're not specialists: Abbr. : GPS
4
Like S. J. Perelman : WITTY
5
Rose creator, maybe : ICER
6
Reason for an R rating : GORE
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Lacking objectivity : BIASED
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Unaffiliated: Abbr. : IND
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Grp. that oversees govt. construction : GSA
10
It may give punch punch : RUM
11
Arm of the Atlantic : IRISHSEA
12
Becomes privy to : GETSINON
13
Sends cyberads to : SPAMS
15
Deck figure : SEAMAN
20
Pull the switch? : SWAP
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Commercial producer : SPONSOR
25
Get off the fence : DECIDE
26
Court call : SUMMONS
28
It's taken before swinging : STANCE
29
Criticize harshly : PAN
32
Army figure, for short : NCO
34
See 27-Across : ONE
35
Easier to cut into : TENDERER
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Up state? : INSOMNIA
37
Tee, e.g. : TOP
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Hypothetical protein molecule : BIOGEN
39
"Hee Haw" character : RUBE
42
Slightly squashed? : OBLONG
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St. Lawrence feeder : OTTAWA
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"Notes on Camp" essayist : SONTAG
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Toots : HONEY
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Infuriating : IRING
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"It Walks by Night" novelist : CARR
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Lago contents : AGUA
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"Les Girls" actress Taina : ELG
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Scrapped Boeing project : SST
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___ fault : TOA
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Filing facilitator : TAB

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

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