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New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 2004

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1003 ( 20,053 )
Across
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Pilotless plane : DRONE
6
Shows disapproval : TSKS
10
Pre-1989 Eurasian political divs. : SSRS
14
Think things over and over : STEW
18
Less typical : RARER
19
Bullet accompanier : ITEM
20
Boarding announcement : TOLET
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"Nope" : UHUH
22
Book about Rosa Parks? : RIDEANDPREJUDICE
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Subject of a giant statue at Rome's ancient Colosseum : NERO
26
Was : USEDTOBE
27
Fate : LOT
28
College quarters : DORMROOM
30
Austin of "Knots Landing" : TERI
31
Book that gives a brief glimpse of the future? : LITTLEOMEN
34
Popular fast food chain, informally : ROYS
35
Dr.'s posting : HRS
36
San ___, Calif. : MATEO
37
Milne marsupial : ROO
38
Peek-___ : ABOO
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Oysters ___ season : RIN
40
Head of England? : LOO
43
Heads for : RUNSOFFTO
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In the vicinity : ABOUT
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Book about Ararat or Vesuvius? : OLDMOUNTAIN
53
New Test. book : COR
54
Ethel Mertz, e.g. : LANDLADY
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Start for starter : NON
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In utero : PREBORN
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Book that's a paean to a painter? : THEDAVINCIODE
62
River of Lyon : SAONE
63
Shock's partner : AWE
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Year in Italy : ANNO
65
Bandleader Fleck : BELA
69
Ref's call : TKO
70
Dubai dignitaries : EMIRS
72
Diet and exercise book for the upper legs? : GOODBYEMRHIPS
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Is content with not taking any action : SITSPAT
81
___ Appia : VIA
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Carefully distributed : RATIONED
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Cry of contentment : AAH
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Book about the National Hockey League? : OFICEANDMEN
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Lets the fingers do the talking? : SIGNS
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Shredded : INTATTERS
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Chiang ___-shek : KAI
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Monthly bill: Abbr. : TEL
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Best sellers : HITS
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Exciting periods in the N.B.A. : OTS
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Leaves a mark on : SCARS
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Org. that does studies : EPA
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"Take one!" : HERE
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Book about a female that a married gander fooled around with? : OTHERGOOSE
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Members of a span : OXEN
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Sudden descent of water : DOWNRUSH
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Some stockings : FISHNETS
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Jim Davis dog : ODIE
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Book about a mutiny? : THETURNOFTHECREW
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Van Eyck and Vermeer : JANS
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Home with a view : AERIE
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What's needed for a Teutonic tango : ZWEI
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Long ones are risky : ODDS
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Locker : HASP
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Small change? : ONES
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Arafat of the P.L.O. : YASIR
Down
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Big name in 1980's TV talk : DRRUTH
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One who doesn't just stay : RAISER
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They're followed : ORDERS
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"___ say more?" : NEEDI
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It was in old Rome : ERAT
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Morsel : TIDBIT
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Tropicana Field locale, informally : STPETE
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Prefix with flop or plop : KER
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Appear corrupt : SMELL
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Green squares : SOD
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Remove along a track : SLIDEOUT
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A little advance work : RECON
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Suffix with trick : STER
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Auto extra : SUNROOF
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Book of recipes people kvetch about? : THEOYOFCOOKING
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They're found in the banks along the Seine : EUROS
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Pronoun following a preposition : WHOM
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Help with homework : TUTOR
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Irish author/director Christopher ___ : NOLAN
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Ordinary guy : JOE
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Minstrel show character : MRBONES
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Related : TOLD
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Eve's opposite : MORN
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Uris's "___ Pass" : MITLA
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Province of Saudi Arabia : ASIR
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Course correctors : RUDDERS
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Magazine founded by Bob Guccione : OMNI
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Reset number : OOOO
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Day break? : NAP
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Ripped, as a box : TORNOPEN
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French river or department : ORNE
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PC key : ALT
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Resident of New Providence island : BAHAMIAN
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Book about hang-gliding? : ONEWITHTHEWIND
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"The ruler of the universe" : ODIN
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City between Boston and Salem : LYNN
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Frankfurter link : UND
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Ex of Artie and Mickey : AVA
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Tubside bottle : BATHOIL
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Part of the works : COG
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Go back : EBB
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Be biased : LEAN
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Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Gymnast's assistant : SPOTTER
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Fertilization targets : OVA
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Barnyard noise : OINK
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Baby's early word : DADA
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Gets a promotion : RISES
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Vietnam War-era org. : SDS
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When some game shows air: Abbr. : AFTS
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Connect : TIE
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Actor known as "Scatman" : CROTHERS
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Baltic resident : ESTH
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Soup before sushi : MISO
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Nickname for Michael Jordan, with "His" : AIRNESS
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Tom ___, 1962 A.L. Rookie of the Year : TRESH
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Transition : SEGUE
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Ice cream flavor : COFFEE
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Currently : ASITIS
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Puts out : EXERTS
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"Great" czar : PETERI
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"Jeopardy!" offering : ANSWER
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Wannabe surfer : HODAD
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Milo of "The Verdict," 1982 : OSHEA
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Basics of education : RRR
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Bananas : GONZO
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First words of "Waltzing Matilda" : ONCEA
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School of martial arts : DOJO
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Six-sided state : UTAH
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Lamarr of film : HEDY
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Inside info : TIP
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Be entitled : OWN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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