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New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 2002

With 43-Across, where the directions at 17-, 22-, 33- and 57-Across lead

Author:
Susan Harrington Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Smith.
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© 2002, The New York Times10/3/02 ( No. 19,322 )
Across
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Figuring-out shout : AHA
4
Switch material : BIRCH
9
Register transaction : SALE
13
Ball honoree : DEB
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Where enfants are educated : ECOLE
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One may be impounded : STRAY
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Columnist Smith : LIZ
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Start of some directions by 49-Across : SECONDTOTHE
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Elicited : EDUCED
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Coup participant, e.g. : USURPER
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Directions, part 2 : RIGHTAND
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With 9-Down, pickup points : BUS
25
"Love and Squalor" girl of literature : ESME
26
"That was sure something!" : MAN
27
Personality part : EGO
30
Destructive digger : MOLE
33
Directions, part 3 : STRAIGHTON
36
Producers of green eggs : EMUS
37
William Shatner's "___War" : TEK
38
Missouri River native : OTOE
39
With 43-Across, where the directions at 17-, 22-, 33- and 57-Across lead : NEVERNEVER
43
See 39-Across : LAND
44
Young or little follower : UNS
45
Mason's burden : HOD
46
Same: Fr. : MEME
48
Fresh from the shower : WET
49
See 17-Across : PETERPAN
53
Melodramatic cry : WOEISME
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Actress Andress : URSULA
57
End of the directions : TILLMORNING
59
Cool : FAN
60
Tough tests : ORALS
61
Silk dress: Var. : SAREE
62
License issuer, for short : FCC
63
Stationer's supply : PENS
64
Business, e.g. : CLASS
65
Shade of blue : SKY
Down
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Grace of "Will & Grace" : ADLER
2
Spyri heroine : HEIDI
3
Feminist Bella : ABZUG
4
Attacks : BESETS
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They form when melted snow refreezes at roof edges : ICEDAMS
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"Arabian Nights" menace : ROC
7
Sun block? : CLOUD
8
Some are cooped up : HENS
9
See 24-Across : STOPS
10
Italian busts, e.g. : ARTE
11
"The Wizard of Oz" actor : LAHR
12
One of Argus's array : EYE
15
Like lights on a Christmas tree : STRUNG
18
Persian Gulf emirate : DUBAI
20
Oft-heard word in a portrait studio : CHEESE
23
Took home : NETTED
26
Authority-defying dare : MAKEME
27
James nicknamed "Miss Peaches" : ETTA
28
"You were saying ..." : GOON
29
Lacking width and depth : ONED
30
Taster's choices : MENU
31
Black cat, e.g. : OMEN
32
Pampers rival : LUVS
34
Prepare to drag-race : REV
35
Nine-___ (some golf courses) : HOLERS
40
French cathedral city : RHEIMS
41
Untrue : NOTSO
42
Fixes, as an instrument : RETUNES
47
Consolidates : MERGES
48
Things to draw from : WELLS
49
Like prisons : PENAL
50
Cheese ___ (snack) : PUFFS
51
Disheartened cry : ALACK
52
1980's White House name : NANCY
53
Hidden mike : WIRE
54
"The Good Earth" wife : OLAN
55
Fonzie's name for Richie's mom : MRSC
57
Trump : TOP
58
Bank offering, for short : IRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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