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New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 2001

With 53-Across, a daffynition of 20-Across

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times10/24/01 ( No. 18,978 )
Across
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1976 Best Picture : ROCKY
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Discontinue : DROP
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Tuna ___ : MELT
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Foolish : INANE
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Thumbs-up write-up : RAVE
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Copycat : APER
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Affect strangely : BESOT
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"A Death in the Family" writer : AGEE
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Go all over : ROVE
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See 38-Across : STICKERPRICES
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Friend of Fidel : CHE
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Voluminous ref. set : OED
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Minces : HASHES
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Churchill called it "soul-destroying" : HATRED
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Adversary : FOE
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"Our Father which ___ heaven ..." : ARTIN
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Court entertainer : FOOL
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Plan of action : IDEA
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With 53-Across, a daffynition of 20-Across : FEESCHARGEDBYAN
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Cicero's existence : ESSE
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Unsubstantial : AIRY
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Australian predator : DINGO
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Mess up : ERR
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Military awards : MEDALS
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Iroquois Confederacy tribe : SENECA
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Handle some hills : SKI
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Get the picture : SEE
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See 38-Across : ACUPUNCTURIST
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Sported : WORE
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Egg on : GOAD
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Flip response? : TAILS
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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Plotting : UPTO
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Angler's accessory : CREEL
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Fizzles out : DIES
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They're crossable : EYES
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Rash : HASTY
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Part of a cage : RIB
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Formula ___ : ONE
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Blockbuster rentals : CASSETTES
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Nautical unit : KNOT
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Mysterious Himalayan : YETI
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Des Moines university : DRAKE
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Fulminated : RAGED
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Done with : OVER
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Resident's security device : PEEPHOLE
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His 1961 record had an asterisk : MARIS
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Historical period : EPOCH
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River embankment : LEVEE
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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New England catch : COD
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Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
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Overstarched collar problem : CHAFE
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Long-eared animals : HARES
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Good news on Wall Street : RISE
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Business letter abbr. : ENC
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Mossback : FOGY
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Place for a ride : FAIR
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Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Chou and others : DYNASTIES
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Scout rank : EAGLE
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Scolding : HARANGUE
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1952 political inits. : DDE
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Old French coin : ECU
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Russian for peace : MIR
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Did some carpentry : SAWED
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Meat problem : ECOLI
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Sip : NURSE
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Fencing needs : EPEES
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Union member : STATE
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Praise : KUDOS
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Text : COPY
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Result of a bite, maybe : ITCH
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Mystery writer Paretsky : SARA
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Court ruling? : LET
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Surreptitious : SLY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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