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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Underwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Underwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1021 ( 19,705 )
Across
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Tea, to Brits : CHAR
5
Slow : BRAKE
10
Sound on cobblestone streets : CLOP
14
Slender instrument : OBOE
15
Like some numerals : ROMAN
16
Shot in the arm, maybe : HYPO
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Lawyers, to Brits : SOLICITORS
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Eram, ___, erat : ERAS
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Graham who wrote "The Quiet American" : GREENE
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Got a whiff of, old-style : SMELT
22
Drug-yielding shrub : SENNA
25
Guardian spirits : GENII
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Bandage, to Brits : PLASTER
30
Hip roof : MANSARD
34
Like the farmer MacDonald : OLD
35
Composer Satie : ERIK
37
Sofa : SETTEE
38
Richard ___ : III
39
Parting south of the border : ADIOS
41
Night watcher : OWL
42
Dodo has two : LONGOS
45
Those, to Robert Burns : THAE
47
Actress Peeples : NIA
48
Tougher, as a parent : STERNER
50
Doctor's office, to Brits : SURGERY
52
Tree with catkins : ALDER
54
Gift to a diva : ROSES
55
Thin and light : FILMY
58
Foul-up : BOOBOO
61
Gardener's soil : LOAM
62
Garters, to Brits : SUSPENDERS
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Pulitzer winner Quindlen : ANNA
67
Slalomed : SKIED
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Author Kingsley : AMIS
69
Bygone autocrat : TSAR
70
Waits on : TENDS
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Subway, to Brits : TUBE
Down
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Firms: Abbr. : COS
2
Home of "The Sopranos" : HBO
3
Earthlink competitor : AOL
4
Is a monarch : REIGNS
5
Mold-ripened cheese : BRIE
6
Uncreative education method : ROTE
7
___ friends : AMONG
8
N.B.A.'s Abdul-Jabbar : KAREEM
9
Lt.'s subordinate : ENS
10
Druggist, to Brits : CHEMIST
11
Apollo's plaything? : LYRE
12
Iridescent gem : OPAL
13
Mail delivery, to Brits : POST
18
Jalopy : CRATE
21
Trig ratio : SINE
22
Fruits of victory : SPOILS
23
Mama Cass : ELLIOT
24
Literature Nobelist Gordimer : NADINE
26
Princeton's historic ___ Hall : NASSAU
28
Rubbed out : ERASED
29
Free (of) : RID
31
Makes up (for) : ATONES
32
Update the alarm system : REWIRE
33
Holds up : DELAYS
36
Uniform, to Brits : KIT
40
Surprised gasps : OHS
43
Elementary textbook, to Brits : GRAMMAR
44
Just : ONLY
46
___ the side of caution : ERRON
49
Chastise : REBUKE
51
Proficient in : GOODAT
53
Violin bow application : ROSIN
55
Apartment, to Brits : FLAT
56
They're charged : IONS
57
Turner known as the Sweater Girl : LANA
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Kind of page : OPED
60
Berths : BEDS
62
It doesn't fly anymore : SST
63
It doesn't fly : EMU
64
Tease : RIB
65
Indianapolis-to-Atlanta dir. : SSE

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

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