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New York Times, Thursday, October 21, 2004

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
Artist's name formed phonetically from his initials
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Estes. Thursday freshness: 42%
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© 2004, The New York Times10/21/4 ( No. 20,071 )
Across
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Locks : HAIR
5
Cut taker : AGENT
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Knock off : ROB
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High in the Andes : ALTO
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Book before Nahum : MICAH
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Like some lips : RUBY
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Sports Illustrated's 1998 co-Sportsman of the Year : SOSA
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Case builder : PROSECUTOR
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Sought transport digitally : THUMBED
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Red-faced : ABASHED
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Less taxing : EASIER
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Deeply piled : PLUSH
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Take to one's heart : ENDEAR
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Didn't just grumble : RAILED
30
Applies powder : TALCS
32
Singing brother's surname : GIBB
34
1951 Peter Ustinov role : NERO
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Olive genus : OLEA
36
Scottish Highlanders : GAELS
37
Not fooled by : ONTO
38
Drops in the air : MIST
39
Bones, to an anatomist : OSSA
40
Cry from the bench : ORDER
41
An ecclesiastic : BISHOP
43
Rap sheet data : THEFTS
45
Earthen containers : OLLAS
47
Whiz kid's musical key? : ASHARP
50
Ranch alternative : ITALIAN
53
Land on the Gulf of Finland : ESTONIA
54
Chance to explain : DAYINCOURT
56
Longest-running member : DEAN
57
Brass figure? : EXEC
58
First name in jazz : EUBIE
59
Rolled items : OATS
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Cheer starter : SIS
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Lodge resident : SKIER
62
Interior view : XRAY
Down
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Dispatch : HASTE
2
___ shirt (colorful garment) : ALOHA
3
"Don't even bother trying" : ITSUSELESS
4
With 23-Down, travelin' fathers? : ROAMINCATHOLIC
5
Current amount : AMPERE
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Encircle : GIRD
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Prefix with conscious : ECO
8
Kind of spray : NASAL
9
1989 Tom Hanks film : THEBURBS
10
Buzzi of "Laugh-In" : RUTH
11
Penetrating reed : OBOE
12
Polar-izing figure? : BYRD
15
With 23-Down, hurryin' fathers? : RUSHINORTHODOX
18
Julio's home : CASA
20
Flower sites : BEDS
23
See 4- and 15-Down : PRIESTS
25
Old Turkish titles : AGAS
27
Listens : LENDSANEAR
28
Artist's name formed phonetically from his initials : ERTE
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It may get into a jamb : DOOR
30
Archaeological site : TOMB
31
Others, to Octavius : ALII
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Lackluster : BLAH
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Succeed in life : GOPLACES
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"The Bells ___ Mary's" : OFST
42
Big corporation in copper alloys : OLIN
44
Hunt time : EASTER
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Aimee of "La Dolce Vita" : ANOUK
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Cowboy's rope : RIATA
49
Garden bloom : PANSY
50
March day : IDES
51
Picker-upper : TAXI
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They're pros : AYES
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Northwesternmost Pennsylvania county : ERIE
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Where: Lat. : UBI

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