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New York Times, Saturday, October 20, 2001

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 31 Missing: {GJQXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.47 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 18,974 )
Across
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Eastern Canadian Indian : MICMAC
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Certify, with "to" : ATTEST
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Surround with radiance : ENHALO
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Put away, in a way : SHEATHE
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Guide : SHERPA
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Most fresh : SASSIEST
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Classic cigar brand : MURIEL
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Bushbuck, e.g. : ANTELOPE
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Mixes like oil and water : EMULSIFIES
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Subj. studied for an M.B.A. : ECON
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Debate segment : REBUTTAL
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Building brace : STRUT
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"How the Other Half Lives" author : RIIS
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K2CO3 : POTASH
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Fire : PASSION
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Strips of stripes : DEMOTES
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Radio comedian dubbed "The Perfect Fool" : EDWYNN
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How one might run : LATE
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Folk-rock singer John : PRINE
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Phobic feeling : AVERSION
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Walkie-talkie button : SEND
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Ceremonial celebration : OBSERVANCE
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Reveals, perhaps : UNDRAPES
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Colors slightly : TINCTS
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Roy Rogers's Trigger, e.g. : PALOMINO
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Passé : OLDHAT
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Agence France-Presse subscriber : LEMONDE
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Cheater's hiding place : SLEEVE
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Confirms, as a password, perhaps : REKEYS
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Brought together : HERDED
Down
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German physician who lent his name to an -ism : MESMER
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Enter into a plot? : INHUME
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Figure at St. Peter's Basilica : CHERUB
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Actress Henner : MARILU
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Growing on a mountain below the tree line : ALPESTRINE
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Diplomats' success : COALITION
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Goes off on : ASSAILS
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Aristocrat of old : THANE
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Feelers : TESTS
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Prosperity : EASE
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Hole puncher : STILETTO
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Ayatollah, e.g. : THEOCRAT
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Advocate : ESPOUSE
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___ place : TENTHS
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Gladly : FAIN
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Neighbor of Cambridge : SOMERVILLE
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Pioneer reggae musician : PETERTOSH
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Excites a bit : PEPSUP
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Gland that secretes cortisol : ADRENAL
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Expert with a racket : SWINDLER
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Predictable pattern : SYNDROME
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Noted Barry : DAVE
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Snags : LASSOES
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Tool with a belt : SANDER
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Made slow progress : INCHED
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It goes from A to A : OCTAVE
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Settled in : NESTED
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Speculate : OPINE
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Highly flexible, as wire strips : BENDY
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How one might run : AMOK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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