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New York Times, Monday, October 14, 2002

"___ Does It Better" (1977 Carly Simon hit)

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times10/14/02 ( No. 19,333 )

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Across
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Sired, biblically : BEGAT
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2002 Winter Olympics locale : UTAH
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Mafia head : CAPO
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Microwave brand : AMANA
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___ the way (lead) : PAVE
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Scent : ODOR
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Hightail it : BURNRUBBER
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In the thick of : AMID
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Put down : ASPERSE
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Do a second time, as a role : REPRISE
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Anniversary unit : YEAR
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Deep sleep : COMA
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Initial phase : STEPONE
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"You can say that ___!" : AGAIN
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What a vacuum cleaner vacuums : DIRT
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Keats piece : ODE
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Stop suddenly : SLAMONTHEBRAKES
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Sewn edge : HEM
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___ china : BONE
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Belgian city in W.W. I fighting : YPRES
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Alternative to a taco : TOSTADA
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Hawaiian tuber : TARO
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Gold star : AWARD
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Frisbee : DISK
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Running behind schedule : DELAYED
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In vino ___ : VERITAS
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French Sudan, today : MALI
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Change one's mind : MAKEAUTURN
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Stratford's river : AVON
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Part of the eye : IRIS
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Quaker State: Abbr. : PENNA
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Kind of conference : NEWS
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Circus sight : TENT
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Before surgery : PREOP
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Ali ___ and the 40 Thieves : BABA
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Flightless flock : EMUS
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"The World According to ___" : GARP
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Green Gables girl : ANNE
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Hang back : TARRY
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Optimistic : UPBEAT
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Bar bill : TAB
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Say it's so : AVER
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"___ goes!" : HERE
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Not fine-grained : COARSE
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Own up to : ADMIT
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Grace under pressure : POISE
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Word after mail or money : ORDER
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Depletes, with "up" : USES
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Canned goods closet : PANTRY
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Carrot-top : REDHEAD
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Direct payment : CASH
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Undress with one's eyes : OGLE
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Sir's counterpart : MAAM
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Sharpshooter's asset : AIM
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Crusty dessert : PIE
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Globe : ORB
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"___ Does It Better" (1977 Carly Simon hit) : NOBODY
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Soup pod : OKRA
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Veal : calf :: venison : ___ : DEER
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"Happy Motoring" company : ESSO
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Tel. book listings : NOS
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Blast maker : TNT
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Suitable : APT
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Subway vehicles : TRAINS
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Sell off : DIVEST
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Riding the waves : ASEA
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Madison Avenue worker : ADMAN
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Create a carpet : WEAVE
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Permit : ALLOW
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Germany's ___ Works : KRUPP
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Give off : EMIT
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Throw down the gauntlet : DARE
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Roman road : ITER
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Jukebox choice : TUNE
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The New Yorker cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Ginger cookie : SNAP
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Cousins and such : KIN

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