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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Cause of a Conestoga wagon being jolted?

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 185 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times10/29/03 ( No. 19,713 )
Across
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Signs on for another term : REUPS
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Shut (up) : SEAL
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Halloween purchase : MASK
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Spanish figure eights : OCHOS
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It may spin its wheels : AXLE
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Girl-watch : OGLE
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Genius at a bakery? : WHOLEWHEATBRAIN
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London district : SOHO
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Purge : RID
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Loved by : DEARTO
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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Honeybunch : DOLL
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Jazz fan? : UTAHAN
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Cheek : JOWL
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Sound investment? : AMP
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Sunburn? : BAKINGPAIN
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Sydney ___ House : OPERA
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Bed-and-breakfast : INN
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Item with a ladder : SLIDE
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Bouncy step : LILT
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Cause of a Conestoga wagon being jolted? : ROUGHPLAIN
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___-la-la : TRA
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Swan's alter ego, in myth : ZEUS
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Represents : ACTSAS
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To-do : FUSS
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Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
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Well-spoken : FLUENT
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"My man!" : BRO
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Water pipe in 16th-century Europe? : RENAISSANCEMAIN
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Sugar bowl marchers : ANTS
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Bygone science magazine : OMNI
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Long-term security, for short : TBOND
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Honk : TOOT
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Zap : NUKE
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Forty-niner's request : ASSAY
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Noisy fights : ROWS
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Repeat performance? : ECHO
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"Start worrying" : UHOH
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Sporty pullover : POLOSHIRT
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Mont.-to-Tex. direction : SSE
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Indian honorific : SAHIB
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Deleted : EXED
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Menu words : ALA
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Disappointment : LETDOWN
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Words to live by : MORAL
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Staph dining area? : AGAR
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Use a knife : SLIT
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Numbers game : KENO
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Amiss : WRONG
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End-of-a-round sound : BELL
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Zola courtesan : NANA
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"Nothing ___!" : DOING
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Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
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Animal with a thick hide : TAPIR
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Kipling's wolf pack leader : AKELA
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God for whom a month is named : JANUS
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Also called : ALIAS
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Press : MEDIA
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Hammer parts : PEENS
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Devout : PIOUS
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Clumsy : ALLTHUMBS
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Labrador retriever, for short? : SPCA
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Uses as support : RESTSON
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Disorder : HAVOC
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New Mexico native : ZUNI
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Gorge : FEAST
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One of the Keebler elves : ERNIE
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Where boys will be boys : FRAT
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He follows the news : LENO
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"Render therefore ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
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Billiard cushion : BANK
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Mekong River nation : LAOS
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It set sail in 1492 : NINA
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Capp of comics : ANDY
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School that plays Texas A & M : SMU
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Pilot's info, briefly : ETA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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