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New York Times, Monday, October 20, 2003

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.610912
Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 19,704 )
Across
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Treaties : PACTS
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Mushroomed : GREW
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Union concerns : JOBS
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Where enfants learn : ECOLE
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Govern : RULE
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Aid and ___ : ABET
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Al Capone's gang, once? : CHICAGOILL
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Pepsi-___ : COLA
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Boxer Norton who once defeated Ali : KEN
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Writer Uris : LEON
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Probable : LIKELY
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Where Anna met the king : SIAM
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Brings in altogether : GROSSES
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Shooting star : METEOR
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Take care of : SEETO
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Bee-related : APIAN
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Inhabitant of ancient Palestine : CANAANITE
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It's usually due on the first of the month : RENT
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Budged : MOVED
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Prenoon period, in poetry : MORN
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First person to fly a plane : TESTPILOT
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Having prongs : TINED
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Less strict : LAXER
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See 3-Down : TOSSES
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Realms : SPHERES
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Bugler's call : TAPS
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Tooted one's own horn : CROWED
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Watch's sound : TICK
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Stun : ZAP
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Civil rights figure ___ Parks : ROSA
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Service for the Kennedys? : BOSTONMASS
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Soldiers and carpenters, e.g. : ANTS
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Pig sounds : OINKS
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Netting : MESH
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"Pretty Woman" star Richard : GERE
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Lovers' rendezvous : TRYST
Down
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Quantity of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked : PECK
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Flu symptom : ACHE
3
With 42-Across, starts of pro football games : COIN
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Dr. Mom's remedy, for short : TLC
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Flippered animal of the Pacific : SEALION
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Horse handler : GROOM
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Wreckage : RUIN
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Building wing : ELL
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Up on literature : WELLREAD
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Young Eudora Welty? : JACKSONMISS
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Clarinet cousins : OBOES
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Girl who has a ball : BELLE
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Sticks around : STAYS
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Microsoft workers' laundry? : SEATTLEWASH
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French playwright Jean : GENET
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Trading center : MART
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Sporting blade : EPEE
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Cookie containers : TINS
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Relish : SAVOR
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Nat and Natalie : COLES
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Atoms that have gained or lost electrons : IONS
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Ring bearer : TREE
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Terminals : ENDS
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Diverse assortment : MIXEDBAG
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Reduce, as expenses : PARE
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Tuft of hair on the head : TOPKNOT
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Cinco de Mayo dish : TACO
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Vamoose : SCRAM
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Lying face downward : PRONE
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Party givers : HOSTS
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Sir or madam : TITLE
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Russia's Nicholas I, e.g. : TSAR
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Madcap : ZANY
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Inquires : ASKS
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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Miner's load : ORE
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Fallen space station : MIR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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