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New York Times, Friday, October 25, 2002

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1025 ( 19,344 )

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Across
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Words after a digression : WHEREWASI
10
End piece? : OBIT
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2001 Grammy-winning band for the album "Kid A" : RADIOHEAD
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Court figure : STENO
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Its flag is a red stripe over a white stripe : INDONESIA
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Angle measurement symbol : THETA
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"___ goes" : SOIT
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Collectors' locales : TOLLBOOTHS
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Reason to prolong play : TIE
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Dura Lube alternative : STP
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1958-71 political inits. : UAR
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Excited, with "up" : HET
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Expose, to poets : OPE
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Hardly heavy-footed : SPRY
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With 15-Down, low : ONE
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Bungling : MALADROIT
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Maintain : AVER
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Shiver-inducing : GELID
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Mantel piece : URN
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Simmers : STEWS
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Al-___ : ANON
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Works with a plane : SMOOTHENS
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Bewhiskered trash collector : RAT
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Banquets : SUPS
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Publisher Ballantine : IAN
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Near Eastern honorific : AGA
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For one : PER
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Coll. major : ENG
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38-Across catcher : CAT
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It's named after an opera star : MELBATOAST
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Novelist Duun : OLAV
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Artemis slew him : ORION
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Semiramis's subjects : ASSYRIANS
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Some sneaks : NIKES
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"Let me show you how it's done" : STEPASIDE
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Big game : DEER
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Like some municipal bonds : TAXEXEMPT
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Slap target, sometimes : WRIST
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Where John McCain was shot down : HANOI
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Plank on a pitcher's mound : EDDIE
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Laughfest : RIOT
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Long stretch : EON
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Like some appetites : WHETTED
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The Greek poet Babrius versified his stories : AESOP
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Fly (through) : SAIL
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Humphrey Bogart's "High Sierra" co-star : IDALUPINO
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First Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
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He wrote to his "Immortal Beloved" : BEETHOVEN
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Talked about : INTHENEWS
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Browning pieces? : TOASTERS
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See 27-Across : STORY
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"Oliver!" composer : BART
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W.W. I plane : SPAD
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"Thirtysomething" actor : OLIN
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"The Alchemy of Finance" author George : SOROS
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Certain exhibition : MENAGERIE
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Much the same : ALOTALIKE
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Butcher's offering : RUMPROAST
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Rate ___ (be perfect) : ATEN
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Popular typeface : GARAMOND
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1970's hairdo : SHAG
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Cooking fat : SUET
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Photo in an old album : TINTYPE
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Goes over : SPANS
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Robert Devereux's earldom : ESSEX
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Something staked : CLAIM
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Food chain? : AANDP
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Image maker : TVSET
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___ War : BOER
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Film role played by Skippy : ASTA
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It rises in the Ardennes : OISE
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Stretch out, in Scotland : RAX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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