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New York Times, Friday, October 22, 2004

Classic sitcom that jumped from CBS to ABC after its first season

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2004, The New York Times10/22/04 ( No. 20,072 )

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Across
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Douglas who hosted TV's first nightly newscast : EDWARDS
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Capital of Spain under Moorish rule : CORDOBA
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Classic sitcom that jumped from CBS to ABC after its first season : LEAVEITTOBEAVER
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English passage? : ACTOFPARLIAMENT
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Large quantities : SLEWS
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Call from Switzerland : YODEL
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Scoring play: Abbr. : RBI
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Crew members : TARS
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First picks : FAVES
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The Mekong flows through it : LAOS
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Resentment : IRE
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Polite person, maybe : BOWER
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Chigger, for one : LARVA
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Signs of softness : CEDILLAS
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Ranting preacher, in old lingo : TUBMAN
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Stockpot item : BONE
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A Moore : DUDLEY
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Trailing the field : DEADLAST
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1981 Literature Nobelist ___ Canetti : ELIAS
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Organizer : CADDY
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Builder of cells : BEE
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One might read a few lines from it : PALM
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Opposite of squat : LANKY
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"How ___!" : RUDE
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Ringside shout : OLE
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Arrived : GOTIN
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Fill the tank : GASUP
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Religious treatise by St. Thomas Aquinas : SUMMATHEOLOGICA
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1994 film featuring Gary Oldman as Beethoven : IMMORTALBELOVED
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Cup holder : TEATRAY
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Gloom : SADNESS
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Adjustable : ELASTIC
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State : DECLARE
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Not full-strength : WATERED
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States : AVOWS
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Makes calls : REFS
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Downturn : DIP
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Quarantine message : STAYAWAY
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Harder to follow, as a trail : COLDER
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Awards for Tony Kushner : OBIES
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Unaffected : REAL
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Gatehouse site : DAM
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Like some swimming strokes : OVERARM
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Sci-fi author of "Venus" and "Mars" : BENBOVA
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Skilled laborer : ARTISAN
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Treasure hunters' finds : TROVES
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Murphy's role in "Beverly Hills Cop" : FOLEY
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Categorize : LABEL
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Ma Rainey's music : BLUES
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Devonshire's ___ Island, once a haven for pirates : LUNDY
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Turkish practice : ISLAM
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Truckle : TOADY
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"___ and Broomsticks" (musical) : BEDKNOBS
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Sediment : DEPOSIT
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Poe poem : ULALUME
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Catch-22 : DILEMMA
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Book after Ezekiel : DANIEL
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Cruel : ABUSIVE
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Sweet-talks : SEDUCES
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Cement surfaces for drives : TEEPADS
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Polo field? : CATHAY
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Many, informally : LOTTA
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Make fun of : RAGON
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Actress Teri : GARR
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Filling material : GOLD
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Quotable quote : MOT
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Sheep's place : LEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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