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New York Times, Thursday, October 14, 2004

Author:
Mike Sikowitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJQVZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sikowitz. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 20,064 )
Across
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Dam across a creek : WEIR
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Ones with stands : CABS
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Like Tommy, of the Who's 1969 rock opera : DEAF
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Irish river to Donegal Bay : ERNE
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Breakfast item : DONUT
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"___ Rock" : IAMA
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Motto of a 58-Across : LESSISMORE
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Flabbergast : STUN
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1930-31 Best Actor Oscar winner, to a 58-Across? : LIONELBARRYLESS
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Roman household god : LAR
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Early game score : ONEONE
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Increase : GOUP
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Sailing hazard : FOG
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The least bit : ANY
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Decrease : EBB
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One doing commercial endorsements, maybe : IDOL
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Return to base : TAGUP
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President nicknamed His Accidency, to a 58-Across? : MILLARDFILLLESS
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Diamond datum : STEAL
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Benefit : SAKE
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French possessive : TES
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Family nickname : SIS
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Romulus or Servius Tullius : REX
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3:00 : EAST
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Bachelor pad amenity : WETBAR
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Roadie's load : AMP
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1966 World Series-winning team member, to a 58-Across? : BALTILESSORIOLE
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Others, in old Rome : ALII
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Member of a modern school of music or art : MINIMALIST
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Dutch export : EDAM
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Dye-yielding shrubs : ANILS
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___ instant : INAN
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Certain cabernet : ROSE
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Alliance acronym : NATO
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Lead-in to boy : ATTA
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When said three times, "Lookee here!" : WELL
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Like chalk in water : INSOLUBLE
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Fasten anew : RESNAP
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Hive production : COMB
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Wild Indonesian bovine : ANOA
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Pack carrier : BURRO
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Chest protectors? : STERNA
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Untrue : DISLOYAL
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Consumed : EATEN
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Divert : AMUSE
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Season ticket holders, notably : FANS
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High-speed Internet inits. : DSL
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Suffix with cash : IER
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1983 Streisand role : YENTL
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Small beauties : GEMS
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Item of passing interest? : OBIT
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Wreath material : FIR
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Chances : ODDS
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Be a big success : GOFAR
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Parallel to : LIKE
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Score : GETAPOINT
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Handles : USES
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"Over here!" : PSST
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"Previously ..." : LASTTIME
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Out : ALIBI
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___ Luthor, of "Superman" : LEX
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Writer Rushdie : SALMAN
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Iago's wife : EMILIA
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"The Great ___ Pepper," 1975 film : WALDO
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Walt Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Spanish queen : REINA
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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1930's boxing champ : BAER
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Piqued state : SNIT
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Round building : SILO
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Meditation mantras : OMS
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Future atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
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11,000-foot Italian peak : ETNA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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