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New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Author:
Leonard Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Leonard Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 18,977 )
Across
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Prefix with god : DEMI
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Start of a diary entry : DEAR
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Bona ___ : FIDES
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Author Turgenev : IVAN
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French clergyman : ABBE
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Bonehead : IDIOT
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Witty Bennett : CERF
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No longer valid : VOID
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Take in again : RESEE
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Immortality, of a sort : ENDURINGFAME
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Laid, as a floor : TILED
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Aborigine of Japan : AINU
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Station launched in 1986 : MIR
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Treaty's aim : LASTINGPEACE
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Docs united: Abbr. : AMA
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People shoot it for fun : POOL
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Parched : ARID
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Lord's estate : DEMESNE
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Very : AWFULLY
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Flamboyance : ELAN
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Rows : OARS
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Reply to a captain : AYE
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What the devout have : ABIDINGFAITH
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Linkup of several PC's : LAN
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Nine, in Nantes : NEUF
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Slipknot loop : NOOSE
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Stamina : STAYINGPOWER
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Ill will : SPITE
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Like a poor tennis player, frequently : ACED
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Lawn mower maker : TORO
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One of the Carpenters : KAREN
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Close : NEAR
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Idle of the Python troupe : ERIC
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Skillful : ADEPT
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Pseudosophisticated : ARTY
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Intolerable smell : REEK
Down
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They're spotted in casinos : DICE
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100-meter hurdles, for one : EVENT
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___ Gras : MARDI
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Completely : INFULL
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College near Charlotte : DAVIDSON
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Coal-black : EBON
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Mother of John Quincy : ABIGAIL
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Freshwater minnow : REDFIN
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Solidify, as plans : FIRMUP
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Belittle, slangily : DIS
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Help wanted abbr. : EOE
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___-Foy, Que. : STE
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Harvests : REAPS
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Filmmaker Lee : ANG
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Actress Gibbs : MARLA
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How to respond to an affront : ICILY
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Color anew : REDYE
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Water temperature tester : TOE
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Somme water : EAU
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"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Kind of toast : MELBA
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With full force : AMAIN
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Come to a halt : END
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Tiny battery : AAA
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Squeeze out, as a mop : WRINGDRY
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Lens setting : FSTOP
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Cop : OFFICER
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It can be malicious : INTENT
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Venezuela neighbor : GUYANA
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Owl : HOOTER
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Talked impolitely : SWORE
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Weird : EERIE
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Dance instructor's call : STEP
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Well-groomed : NEAT
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Sling missile : ROCK
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Jamaican music : SKA
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Rocket launch site : PAD
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Wrath : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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