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New York Times, Monday, October 27, 2003

"Chances ___" (Johnny Mathis hit)

Author:
Richard Miller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Miller.
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© 2003, The New York Times10/27/03 ( No. 19,711 )
Across
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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"Just as I thought!" : AHA
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Without warning : SUDDEN
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South African archbishop Desmond : TUTU
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Famous London weather phenomenon : FOG
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Macaroni topping : CHEESE
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Conversation continuer #1 : ASAMATTEROFFACT
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Bird seed holder : FEEDER
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Mouse catcher : TRAP
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Track star Lewis : CARL
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Likely : APT
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Pollution control org. : EPA
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Speed-chess accessories : TIMERS
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Diva's solo : ARIA
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Juan Carlos, to his subjects : REY
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The golden calf was one : IDOL
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Having the same reach : ASLONG
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Conversation continuer #2 : COMETOTHINKOFIT
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Performance for Anna Pavlova : BALLET
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Pro ___ (like some legal work) : BONO
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Ticked off but good : MAD
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Bearing : MIEN
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Respond to peevishly : SNAPAT
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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One of the Gabors : EVA
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Crab grass, e.g. : WEED
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Weaving machine : LOOM
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Avoid : ESCHEW
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Cry to a calf : MOO
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Conversation continuer #3 : ANDANOTHERTHING
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At hand : NEARBY
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"Chances ___" (Johnny Mathis hit) : ARE
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Mideast chief : EMIR
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Trial by fire : ORDEAL
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Take "for better or for worse" : WED
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Itsy-bitsy biter : MITE
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Musial of the Cards : STAN
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Has to : MUST
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2002 Winter Olympics locale : UTAH
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Doublemint, e.g. : GUM
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Fore-and-___ (some ships) : AFTERS
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Monopoly purchase : HOTEL
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Sat in a cask : AGED
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Zodiac creature : SCORPION
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Like TV channels above 13: Abbr. : UHF
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Skillful : DEFT
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More loved : DEARER
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Get away : ESCAPE
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Amount left after deductions : NETPAY
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Miles off : AFAR
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Illuminated from behind : REARLIT
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Us magazine cover subject : CELEB
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Aquarium : TANK
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___-tac-toe : TIC
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Words before a kiss? : IDO
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Second Sunday in May honoree : MOM
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White-faced : ASHEN
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If nothing else : ATLEAST
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Spoil : GOBAD
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Barely risqué : TAME
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Popeye's gal : OLIVEOYL
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Stylish dresser : FOP
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Put ___ good word for : INA
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Youngster : TOT
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Certain Italian-style cookie : MILANO
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Yom Kippur observer : ATONER
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Ornament : DOODAD
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Be ticked off : SEERED
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Former House Speaker Gingrich : NEWT
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"Now ___ was I?" : WHERE
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Stallion's mate : MARE
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Tobacco mouthful : CHAW
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"La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
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Taking action : ONIT
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Folklore fiend : OGRE
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Wizards' and Warriors' org. : NBA
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Haw's partner : HEM

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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