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New York Times, Saturday, October 23, 2004

Author:
James E. Buell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James E. Buell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {KQWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 20,073 )
Across
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Squeakers : NEARMISSES
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Benchmarks: Abbr. : STDS
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Substantially : INGOODPART
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Crack slightly : CHAP
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Generally : BYANDLARGE
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Peace Nobelist Cassin : RENE
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Reddish-brown gem : SARD
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Decade or so : ERA
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Actor Guy of "Memento" and "The Time Machine" : PEARCE
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Besides : ELSE
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Played possum : SHAMMED
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It may contain crates : CARLOT
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Relaxes : GOESSOFT
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They're called Vauxhalls in the U.K. : OPELS
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Gym sound : GRUNT
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Through : PER
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Castel Gandolfo resident : POPE
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Eyebrow makeup : HAIRS
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Demanding star, maybe : DIVA
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___ crossroads : ATA
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They may be counted in French class : TETES
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Churchill Downs favorite : JULEP
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Bun filler : CHILIDOG
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Some beauty supplies : TONERS
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Greenskeeper's gizmo : AERATOR
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Simple game with a paddle : PONG
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Paul Revere House locale : BOSTON
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Taking after : ALA
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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"Off the Court" autobiographer : ASHE
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Extremely simple : IDIOTPROOF
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It's noble : NEON
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Coming from obscurity to success : CINDERELLA
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Venom producers : ASPS
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Regards : SETSEYESON
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Points put on paper : NIBS
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"Book of Days" songstress : ENYA
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Ice cream ingredient : AGAR
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Jeweler's spacer bead : RONDELLE
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All the rage : MOD
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"Or ___ froth amid the boundless main": Emily Brontë : IDLEST
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Backup : SPARE
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___ Delano Roosevelt : SARA
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Piece of work? : ERG
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Women's college in Columbia, Mo. : STEPHENS
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Bolts : SCRAMS
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Radiant energy measurer : THERMOPILE
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1980's TV show in which contestants boogied : DANCEFEVER
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Radar ranges? : SPEEDTRAPS
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Down ___ : EAST
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Alicante article : LOS
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Becomes unpleasant : SOURS
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Stork Club alternative : COPACABANA
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Perfect examples : APOTHEOSES
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Where one's body may be worked on : REPAIRSHOP
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"Holberg Suite" composer : GRIEG
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Swamp thing : GATOR
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Psychology of pleasure : HEDONICS
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Blue denim : DUNGAREE
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Baseball's Fuentes : TITO
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A Stewart : JON
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Approaches midnight, say : LATENS
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Nice way of fitting : TOATEE
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Goes none too quickly : PLODS
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It may get under a grammarian's skin : AINT
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The in crowd? : POLS
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Band member's big moment : SOLO
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Germ ___ idea : OFAN
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Go kaput : DIE
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Jimmy : PRY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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