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New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1013 ( 20,063 )
Across
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Tackle's protection : PADS
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Indian silk center : ASSAM
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Letters for a religious scholar : THD
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Outlet output: Abbr. : ELEC
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Funny cars might burn it : NITRO
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Curb, with "in" : REIN
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Sports car, familiarly : ALFA
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More blue? : TRUER
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"Argghh!" : OHNO
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What fall traditionally brings : CHILLIERWEATHER
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Intoxicating : HEADY
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Restaurant posting : MENU
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Part of a school's Web site name : EDU
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Shore soarer : ERN
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"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
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Annie or Dondi, of the comics : ORPHAN
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Collectors' goals : SETS
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Hydrocarbon suffixes : ANES
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Staff members: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Ones responding to 20-Across : WILDGEESE
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"Git!" : SCRAM
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Mess overseers: Abbr. : SGTS
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Bounders : CADS
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Easy marks : CHUMPS
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Old White House inits. : HST
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"Nope" : NAH
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Suffix with human : OID
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Luxury : EASE
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Screwball : WACKY
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What 38-Across might take : FLORIDAVACATION
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Sportswear brand : FILA
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Shot from a tee : DRIVE
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Word before and after "à" : TETE
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Back-to-school mo. : SEPT
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Like some shoes and drinks : LACED
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Actresses Balin and Claire : INAS
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1965 Ursula Andress film : SHE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Cig. boxes : CTNS
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Beauties : PEACHES
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"None missing" : ALLHERE
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Not giving in one bit : DEFIANT
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Throw hot water on : SCALD
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Pro's foe : ANTI
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"Your majesty" : SIRE
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Drang's counterpart : STURM
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Am I, doubled : AREWE
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Rita of "West Side Story" : MORENO
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Track race : TROT
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Sly laughs : HEHHEHS
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Patronized, as a restaurant : DINEDAT
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One result of a perfect game : NORUNS
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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Presences : AURAS
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It makes "adverb" an adjective : IAL
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Cuts off : ENDS
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Infinitesimal division of a min. : PSEC
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Did laps, say : SWAM
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Grade A item : EGG
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Louvre pyramid architect : IMPEI
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Tilde's shape, loosely : ESS
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Pooh-poohs : SCOFFS
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Spicy ingredients : CHILIES
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Leader in a holiday song : RUDOLPH
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As old as the hills : ANCIENT
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Upper Midwesterner : DAKOTAN
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Social problem : SHYNESS
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Sit on it : SADDLE
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Pan Am competitor : TWA
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S. C. Johnson wrap : SARAN
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Boot : EVICT
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Cobwebby area : ATTIC
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Monitor's measure : RATE
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Assert : AVER
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Turn over : CEDE

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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