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New York Times, Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 19,335 )
Across
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Author Paretsky : SARA
5
"Mamma Mia!" group : ABBA
9
Dumb bunny : STUPE
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Radical ___ : CHIC
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Foundry form : MOLD
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Early sitcom star : ARNAZ
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Knife handle : HAFT
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Way around London, once : TRAM
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Like second or farm : BEFOREHAND
23
Stat for Clemens : ERA
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Portfolio part, in brief : IRA
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Dormitory annoyance : SNORER
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Incite to anger : PROVOKE
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Vistula River city : WARSAW
34
Talking bird of poetry : RAVEN
35
Actress Mazar : DEBI
38
European erupter : ETNA
39
Poetic paean : ODE
40
"Yikes!" : OMIGOSH
43
Adj. modifer : ADV
44
Lean and strong : WIRY
46
Siouan people : OTOS
47
"L.A. Law" lawyer : ARNIE
49
Best, on the links : LOWEST
51
Much-covered R & B song : CCRIDER
53
Beat the draft? : ENLIST
56
African serpent : ASP
57
"Boola Boola" singer : ELI
59
Like wave or treatment : AFTERSHOCK
63
Kosher : LEGIT
65
Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
66
Didn't have good traction : SLID
68
Slalom champ Phil : MAHRE
69
Reach across : SPAN
70
American Theatre Wing award : TONY
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___ out (declined) : OPTED
72
Submarine : HERO
73
Just beat : EDGE
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Acad., e.g. : SCH
2
1956 Peck role : AHAB
3
Abundant : RIFE
4
When Macbeth meets his fate : ACTFIVE
5
Acela operator : AMTRAK
6
Yawner : BORE
7
Malaise, with "the" : BLAHS
8
Sloganeer of sorts : ADMAN
9
___ Day O'Connor : SANDRA
10
Song syllable : TRA
11
Like pat or still, reading down : UNDERSTAND
12
Ice dancing team : PAIR
13
Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
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Maine college town : ORONO
22
"___ not the time!" : NOWIS
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"... ___ he drove out of sight" : ERE
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Search for prey : PROWL
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Contact, in a way : RADIO
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Like paper or light, reading down : OVERWEIGHT
30
Trim to fit : EDIT
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Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
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Be uncertain : WAVER
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A star may have a big one : EGO
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Recurring theme : MOTIF
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Like Siberian winters : HARSH
45
Asian capital? : YEN
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Comeback : RIPOSTE
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On the schedule : SLATED
52
Slot spot : CASINO
54
Secret supply : STASH
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The Sun Devils' city : TEMPE
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A Sesame Streeter : ELMO
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Jeté, e.g. : LEAP
60
Crowd sound : ROAR
61
Doofus : CLOD
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Double-decker checker : KING
64
Tick off : IRE
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Do colorful work : DYE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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