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New York Times, Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Ready to fall out, as pages from a book
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 2004, The New York Times10/26/04 ( No. 20,076 )
Across
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"Hold on there!" : WHOA
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Tiled art : MOSAIC
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Suffix with glob : ULE
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Help for the stumped : HINT
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Not rejecting out of hand : OPENTO
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Stetson, for one : HAT
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Particular : ITEM
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Nonsense : BALDERDASH
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Fun time, slangily : GAS
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Does superbly, as a stand-up comic : KILLS
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The March King : SOUSA
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1988 Olympics site : SEOUL
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L'Oreal competitor : REVLON
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Nonsense : BLATHERSKITE
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___ left field : OUTIN
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Cast-of-thousands films : EPICS
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It may be 20% : TIP
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Iowa State city : AMES
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Zoo behemoth : RHINO
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Dairy Queen order : CONE
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It begins in Mar. : SPR
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Handed out : DEALT
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Knight stick? : LANCE
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Nonsense : GOBBLEDYGOOK
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Book boo-boos : ERRATA
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Latish bedtime : ONEAM
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Ready to fall out, as pages from a book : LOOSE
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60's "V" sign : PEACE
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Relax, with "out" : VEG
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Nonsense : FLAPDOODLE
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Chess player's cry : MATE
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Conditions : IFS
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Crater Lake's state : OREGON
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Composer ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Bottom line : NET
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"Maybe later" : NOTYET
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1070, in old Rome : MLXX
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Taylor or Tyler, politically : WHIG
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Go 0-for-20, say : HITASLUMP
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Bicycle or kayak, usually : ONESEATER
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20's dispenser : ATM
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Alexander Calder creation : MOBILE
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October birthstone : OPAL
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Broker's advice, at times : SELL
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Added stipulations : ANDS
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Suffix in many ore names : ITE
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Waist constrictors : CORSETS
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Self-mover's rental : UHAUL
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The end of one's rope? : LASSO
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Hawke of film : ETHAN
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Hawk's opposite : DOVE
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Former baseball commissioner Bowie ___ : KUHN
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Elevator pioneer : OTIS
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Burlesque show props : BOAS
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Program for sobering up : REHAB
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Diner accident : SPILL
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Kunta ___ ("Roots" role) : KINTE
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In vain : TONOAVAIL
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Paycheck deduction : INCOMETAX
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Have a look-see : PEEK
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C & W's McEntire : REBA
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Lion tamer's workplace : CAGE
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Spoiled rotten, maybe : DOTEDON
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"Fatal Attraction" director Adrian : LYNE
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[I'm shocked!] : GASP
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Museum guide : DOCENT
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Like Santa's helpers : ELFIN
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Pocahontas's husband : ROLFE
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Cut of beef : ROAST
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Limerick writer, say : POET
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Fidgeting : EDGY
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Natural emollient : ALOE
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Boomers' kids : GENX
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"___ y plata" (Montana's motto) : ORO
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"The Wizard of Oz" studio : MGM

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

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