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New York Times, Monday, October 22, 2001

Author:
Denise Neuendorf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Denise M. Neuendorf

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Neuendorf. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1022 ( 18,976 )

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Across
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Replies to an invitation, briefly : RSVPS
6
Procrastinator's word : LATER
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J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
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Where to hear an aria : OPERA
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Stood up : AROSE
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Pitcher's stat. : ERA
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Kids' bicycle features : BANANASEATS
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Unhinged : MAD
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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School grps. : PTAS
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Bad golf drives : SLICES
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Eagle's claw : TALON
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Bridge seat : NORTH
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Signed and delivered go-between : SEALED
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Church officer : ELDER
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Overwhelming defeat : ROUT
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Tortoise racer : HARE
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Thumbs-up vote : YEA
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Slob's opposite : NEATNIK
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Get a blue ribbon : WIN
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Breaks bread : EATS
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Thunderstruck : AWED
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Lightens up : EASES
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Extreme fears : DREADS
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Tennis great Ivan : LENDL
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Kind of force : BRUTE
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Team listing : ROSTER
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[Man, this is heavy!] : GROAN
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Panhandles : BEGS
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Spread for 8-Down : OLEO
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___ Grande : RIO
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Big bang makers : CHERRYBOMBS
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Printer's need : INK
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Major artery : AORTA
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Laker Shaq : ONEAL
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Hospital V.I.P.'s : MDS
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Picked up on : NOTED
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Bogart classic "Key ___" : LARGO
Down
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Morning garment : ROBE
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Easily bribed : VENAL
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Pecan treat : PRALINE
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___ Antonio : SAN
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What breaks a camel's back : LASTSTRAW
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Territory : AREA
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Breakfast bread : TOAST
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Secondhand shop deal : RESALE
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Used car buyers' protection : LEMONLAWS
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Actor Pitt : BRAD
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Shade of green : JADE
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Mimic : APER
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Wordsmith Webster : NOAH
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It's grown in ears : CORN
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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Bellhop's locale : HOTEL
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Canal of song : ERIE
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Scout groups : DENS
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Looked at : EYED
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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Appointment organizers : DATEBOOKS
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College soph, e.g. : UNDERGRAD
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Opponent of 28-Across : EAST
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Some sneakers : KEDS
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Pennsylvania city : ALTOONA
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Classic yo-yo maker : DUNCAN
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Snoopy : NOSY
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Movie critic Roger : EBERT
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Bugs bugger Fudd : ELMER
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Sack again, as groceries : REBAG
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Dismal : GRIM
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Orange peel : RIND
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Art Deco designer : ERTE
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Norwegian capital : OSLO
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"Yoo-___!" : HOO
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Braz. neighbor : BOL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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