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New York Times, Saturday, October 26, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
Year in which Muhammad began preaching in Mecca
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 161 for Mr. Norris.
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© 2002, The New York Times10/26/02 ( No. 19,345 )
Across
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Limo feature : JUMPSEAT
9
Sight on a lake : JETSKI
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Well-off : INCLOVER
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Pat of "Some Like It Hot" : OBRIEN
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Stain maker : NICOTINE
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Subjects of Gustavus I : SWEDES
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It usually runs between 2 and 4 : GPA
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Loads : OCEANS
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When W.W. II began: Abbr. : SEPT
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Some pitches : LOBS
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It's heard from one taking off : TATA
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Victoria Cross relative: Abbr. : DSO
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Delightful spots : EDENS
29
___ record : SETA
31
Go up : SOAR
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Suffix with humor : OUS
34
Year in which Muhammad began preaching in Mecca : DCX
35
Laggard, informally : POKE
36
Very close : DOWNTOTHEWIRE
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Brush (up) : BONE
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First in a classical sequence : AMO
42
Many a turkey carver : DAD
43
Seasoned : AGED
44
Youngsters : TADS
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Digest : RECAP
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Jerk : BOB
51
Oft-played numbers : HITS
53
Novelist ___ Mae Brown : RITA
54
Word before and after "will be" : BOYS
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Fictional Hudson Bay native : NANOOK
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Starts of many park signs : NOS
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Musical with the song "My Cup Runneth Over" : IDOIDO
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Big whoop, sarcastically : NONEVENT
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Where to find aces and deuces : TENNIS
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Frequent game equipment : EGGTIMER
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Like some nightclubs : TRENDY
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Relax : RESTEASY
Down
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Spot lines? : JINGLE
2
Certain camera support : UNIPOD
3
1971 Beatty title role : MCCABE
4
'93 accord signer : PLO
5
De ___ : SOTO
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Remove : EVICT
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Dido's love : AENEAS
8
Took out, in a way : TREATEDTODINNER
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Kind of stick : JOSS
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Inits. in children's lit : EBW
11
Andean peak ___ Cruces : TRES
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Discreet exit site : SIDEDOOR
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Token : KEEPSAKE
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Waiting : INSTORE
21
Slangy assent : NATCH
24
Put one over on : SNOWED
28
Giant heater : SUN
30
Cut : AXED
31
Classic sports car : SPIDER
33
Sports figure : STAT
36
Well-meaning sort : DOGOODER
37
How Miss America contestants are introduced : ONEBYONE
38
Creighton University site : OMAHA
39
Kind of cloud : WAR
40
"Rain Man" family name : BABBITT
45
Underling : STOOGE
47
Industry begun in 1895 : CINEMA
48
Pays the penalty : ATONES
49
Turnover, e.g. : PASTRY
52
Numbers : SONGS
55
Irish party word : SINN
56
More than just interested : NOSY
57
Etta of old comics : KETT
60
"___ not!" : DID
62
Struggle : VIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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