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New York Times, Friday, October 24, 2003

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" songwriter

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times10/24/03 ( No. 19,708 )
Across
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In the shadows, perhaps : LURKING
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Some buzzers : INSECTS
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It's beyond the three-mile limit : OPENSEA
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Japanese dish : TEMPURA
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Little sound : ESTUARY
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Call names : SWEARAT
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Affix : STICKON
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Buttonhole, in a way : SEW
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1979 disaster area: Abbr. : TMI
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Dipped : SANK
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Rip Van Winkle's state : SOPOR
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___ Club : SAMS
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Not différente : EGALE
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Frontier justice Bean : ROY
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Big wheel : CHIEF
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Move, as diners in a restaurant : RESEAT
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Paunch : POTBELLY
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Gender bender : DRAGQUEEN
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U.S.S. Arizona Memorial locale : HONOLULU
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Dry goods dealer, in Dover : DRAPER
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Asserts : AVOWS
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Be laid up : AIL
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Catcher : SNARE
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"The Cosby Show" actor Richmond : DEON
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Carpentry items : ADZES
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Makes see red : IRES
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They have strong ties: Abbr. : RRS
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Source of some strange visions : LSD
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Draw : TIEGAME
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Work on an open-and-shut case? : OPERATE
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Secure : STRAPIN
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Crew members : OARSMEN
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Wyoming's highest peak : GANNETT
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"Glory be!" : MYSTARS
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Clytemnestra's slayer : ORESTES
Down
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"Baby, It's Cold Outside" songwriter : LOESSER
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Draw attention away from : UPSTAGE
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They contain cones : RETINAS
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Get serious : KNUCKLEDOWN
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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___ Circus (old Vatican area) : NEROS
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Brazzi's "South Pacific" co-star : GAYNOR
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Fitting room comment : ITSSOYOU
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Later : NEWER
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Eurasian diving duck : SMEW
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Trash trackers: Abbr. : EPA
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Dock : CURTAIL
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Catch in a net : TRAMMEL
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Hit the spot : SATISFY
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It's given without warning : POPQUIZ
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Monkey business : SHENANIGANS
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Disraeli and others : EARLS
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Some breakers : CBERS
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Cross-shaped character : TAU
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"First Blood" director Kotcheff : TED
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Opposite of depresses : GLADDENS
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Was able to fit something in : HADROOM
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Be due a refund, perhaps : OVERPAY
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Some rodeo participants : NOOSERS
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Balcony barrier : PARAPET
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St. Anthony, notably : EREMITE
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Takes exception to : RESENTS
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"Get a move on!" : LETSGO
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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It may be used to play a raga : SITAR
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Tibetan for "superior one" : LAMA
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River to Donegal Bay : ERNE
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Letter run : RST

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

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