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New York Times, Monday, October 21, 2002

Author:
Peter Sarrett
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like chips that have been set out too long
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Peter Sarrett

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sarrett.
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© 2002, The New York Times10/21/02 ( No. 19,340 )
Across
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Klutzes : OAFS
5
Ailments for which there is no known cure : COLDS
10
Sharpen : WHET
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Exchange : SWAP
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Early stage : ONSET
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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Give a darn : CARE
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Like chips that have been set out too long : STALE
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The "Iliad" or "Odyssey" : EPIC
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Bristling with firepower : ARMEDTOTHETEETH
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Lois Lane often needed one : RESCUE
24
One who's looked up to : IDOL
25
Pick-up line? : HELLO
28
Quick smells : SNIFFS
32
PC key : ESC
35
___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
37
___ firma : TERRA
38
Display contempt for : THUMBONESNOSEAT
42
Apple tool : CORER
43
Feed the kitty : ANTE
44
Hair colorer : DYE
45
Rob, as a stage : HOLDUP
47
Progresso products : SOUPS
50
___ of Man : ISLE
52
Bitter resentment : RANCOR
56
Barely scrape by : LIVEHANDTOMOUTH
61
Norwegian king : OLAV
62
Rating units : STARS
63
Dog in "Beetle Bailey" : OTTO
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Where Korea is : ASIA
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Donnybrook : MELEE
66
Multicolored : PIED
67
When leaves turn : FALL
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First sign of the zodiac : ARIES
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Vaccines : SERA
Down
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Prize awarded at the Kodak Theatre : OSCAR
2
Knowing : AWARE
3
Grows crops : FARMS
4
When repeated, a cry to an awardee : SPEECH
5
Half of a 1940's-50's comedy duo : COSTELLO
6
Suspicious of : ONTO
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Exam for attys.-to-be : LSAT
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Indian city : DELHI
9
Knights' horses : STEEDS
10
Cyclists pop them : WHEELIES
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Ballyhoo : HYPE
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Trim, as text : EDIT
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Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : TECH
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Expected : DUE
22
Scout's rider : TONTO
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Horne or Olin : LENA
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Pizzeria fixtures : OVENS
29
Landlord of Lucy and Ricky : FRED
30
Wear on, as the nerves : FRAY
31
Fill nicely : SATE
32
Do art on metal, e.g. : ETCH
33
Chase away : SHOO
34
Ringlet : CURL
36
Analogy words : ISTO
39
Like feudal times : MEDIEVAL
40
Touch lightly : BRUSH
41
Emotional disorders : NEUROSES
46
Transfusion liquid : PLASMA
48
Popular cooking spray : PAM
49
Busybodies : SNOOPS
51
Go in : ENTER
53
Adorable one : CUTIE
54
Sleek swimmer : OTTER
55
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spinoff : RHODA
56
Goof off : LOAF
57
"Casablanca" woman : ILSA
58
Colorado resort town : VAIL
59
"The Persistence of Memory" artist : DALI
60
Shoe shaper : TREE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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