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New York Times, Tuesday, October 2, 2001

"Like water off a duck's back!"

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Hughes.
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© 2001, The New York Times10/2/01 ( No. 18,956 )
Across
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Fires : CANS
5
Pinup's legs : GAMS
9
Hard to resolve : MESSY
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Away from the wind : ALEE
15
Burn treatment : ALOE
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W.W. II conference site : YALTA
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"Not to worry!" : NOPROBLEM
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Super bargain : STEAL
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Big muddle : SNAFU
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Join forces : UNITE
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Early communications satellite : TELSTAR
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U.S. currency: Abbr. : DOL
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"It's a snap!" : PIECEOFCAKE
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Part of the backbone : SACRUM
37
Cereal grain in Cap'n Crunch : OAT
38
Unwell, perhaps : ABED
39
Milk-Bone, e.g. : TREAT
40
Request for a Milk-Bone? : ARF
41
Eyed impertinently : OGLED
42
"___ well that ends well" : ALLS
43
___ nuevo : ANO
44
Unsettling : CREEPY
45
"Smooth sailing!" : NOTHINGTOIT
48
Needlefish : GAR
49
Molded, as metal : DIECAST
54
Jefferson Davis was its pres. : CSA
57
Good to have around : UTILE
59
Quebec's ___ Peninsula : GASPE
60
First letter : ALPHA
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"Like water off a duck's back!" : EASYASPIE
64
Port on the Korea Strait : PUSAN
65
Señor's affirmative : SISI
66
Duration : TERM
67
Last letter : OMEGA
68
Pitfall : TRAP
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
Down
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Art able to : CANST
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Singly : ALONE
3
Climbers' vacation spot : NEPAL
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Lowly workers : SERFS
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Gossip : GAB
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Glamour : ALLURE
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Big name in faucets : MOEN
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Hard of hearing : SEMIDEAF
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Whitman's "Song of ___" : MYSELF
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Dig in : EAT
11
Toy attached to a rope : SLED
12
Marquee-name entertainer : STAR
13
Part of the Ivy League : YALE
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Production : OUTPUT
22
Train whistle sound : TOOT
25
Purpose : AIM
28
"Le Repos" artist : COROT
29
Zoo fixture : CAGE
30
Qualified : ABLE
31
Refuse to release : KEEP
32
Small whirlwind : EDDY
33
Baseball's Musial : STAN
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Woody's musical son : ARLO
35
Irishman or Welshman : CELT
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Impulsive : RASH
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Least likely to forgive : ANGRIEST
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1980's Nicaraguan leader : ORTEGA
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Med. sch. course : ANAT
44
DX divided by V : CII
46
Spiny-crested lizard : IGUANA
47
"The ___ File" (Forsyth novel) : ODESSA
50
Kind of system : CASTE
51
Colorado music festival site : ASPEN
52
Vice President Agnew : SPIRO
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Abounds (with) : TEEMS
54
Mafia leader : CAPO
55
Run-down area : SLUM
56
Far end of a church : APSE
58
Den : LAIR
61
Cauldron stirrer : HAG
63
Pup's bark : YIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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