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New York Times, Thursday, October 16, 2003

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 115 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 19,700 )
Across
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Sports climax : FINAL
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Bespectacled "Scooby Doo" character : VELMA
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Cousin of an adder : ASP
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Way too heavy : OBESE
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Bean products? : IDEAS
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Biz bigwig : CEO
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Le Prince de Galles and La Villa Beaumarchais : PARISHOTELS
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Longtime cable inits. : TNN
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Sign of success : SRO
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"Mona Lisa," for one : OIL
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Controversial body builder : STEROID
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He and she : THEY
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Prefix with technology : NANO
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"You can fry an egg on the sidewalk today!" : ITSHOTOUTTHERE
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Reaction to fluff? : ACHOO
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Pose : SIT
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Flying formations : VEES
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Bumpkin : YOKEL
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"Toodle-oo!" : TATA
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Go out : EBB
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It's a gas : NEON
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Prayer ___ : VIGIL
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Resources for the troubled : CRISISHOTLINES
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Richard of "A Summer Place" : EGAN
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Dog-eared : WORN
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"Klondike Annie" star : MAEWEST
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"The Purloined Letter" writer : POE
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Sentence fragments?: Abbr. : WDS
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Letters on an F.B.I. list : AKA
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Zinger ... or this puzzle's theme : PARTINGSHOT
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Anatomical suffix : ILIAC
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Flower shop bouquet : AROMA
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1951 #1 hit for Johnny Ray : CRY
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Scruffs : NAPES
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Jockey : RIDER
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Stylish dressers : FOPS
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Support beam : IBAR
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1951 Peter Ustinov historical role : NERO
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"Try ___ might ..." : ASI
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African monarchy : LESOTHO
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Johnny-jump-up, e.g. : VIOLET
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When some summer reruns are broadcast: Abbr. : EDT
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Popular jeans : LEES
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Fountain treat : MALT
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Gives in : ASSENTS
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Not be juvenile : ACTONESAGE
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High school grad-to-be's "illness" : SENIORITIS
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Winter skating venue : POND
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"The Farmer in the Dell" syllables : HIHO
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Inspiring word : RAH
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"Isn't that always true?" : YOUKNOW
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Arctic vessel : ICEBREAKER
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"King Creole" setting : THEBIGEASY
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"___ yer old man!" : SOS
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Monet's one : UNE
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Rock's ___ Tuesday : TIL
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Series ending : ETAL
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Le menu word : AVEC
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"You called?" : YES
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"La-la" lead-in : OOH
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Part of the alloy britannia : TIN
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It may be right up one's alley : NINEPIN
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Irritableness : VINEGAR
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"Haste makes waste," e.g. : SAW
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Talking points : TOPICS
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___ Hubbard : LRON
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Playwright Connelly : MARC
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Room for Ricardo : SALA
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Klutzy move : TRIP
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"___ have thought ...?" : WHOD
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Baldpate : DOME
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One with a print outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre : STAR
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___ Bo : TAE
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Poona title : SRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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