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New York Times, Thursday, October 30, 2003

38-Down : Come before

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times10/30/03 ( No. 19,714 )
Across
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Backyard party, for short : BBQ
4
Trapper's prize : PELT
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Ordered around : BOSSED
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Unofficial promissory note : IOU
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Ointment ingredient : ALOE
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Put a new face on, say : REPAVE
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Thanksgiving follower: Abbr. : FRI
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Dual-purpose kitchen device : TOASTEROVEN
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Dual-purpose office device : FAXPRINTER
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Light shades : TANS
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Title character in a Pushkin drama : BORIS
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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"I didn't know that!" : GEE
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Picks up on : NOTICES
29
Playwright Rice : ELMER
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Not fond of dirty jokes, surely : PRIM
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Le Mans event : RACE
36
Dual-purpose family room device : TVVCR
37
European nomad : LAPP
41
Nuke, maybe : REHEAT
43
Concerning : INRE
44
Seating option : AISLE
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Walk faster than : OUTSTEP
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Cinerary container : URN
50
Tarot card, with "The" : FOOL
53
Plastic surgery targets : NOSES
54
Final Four grp. : NCAA
56
Dual-purpose bedroom device : CLOCKRADIO
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Dual-purpose laundry room device : WASHERDRYER
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Say in a postscript : ADD
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Ancient Macedonian city with noted tombs : EDESSA
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Where a rabbit punch lands : NAPE
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U.N. donor ___ Turner : TED
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Make extracts from by boiling : DECOCT
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Symbols of industry : ANTS
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Winding road part : ESS
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Punch, slangily : BIFF
2
South Pacific island : BORABORA
3
Foolishly impractical : QUIXOTIC
4
"Sleepers" co-star Jason : PATRIC
5
Heroine of children's lit : ELOISE
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Student aid : LOAN
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Lab work : TESTS
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Uncle Remus character : BRERBEAR
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"___ the ramparts ..." : OER
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Butterfly wing feature : SPOT
11
Untamed : SAVAGE
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More balanced : EVENER
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Slow on the uptake : DENSE
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Product once harbored in Boston? : TEA
21
Early textbooks : PRIMERS
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Noisy city transports : ELS
27
"Fresh Air" airer : NPR
28
Except for : SAVE
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___ Joan Hart of TV's "Sabrina" : MELISSA
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New Deal program: Abbr. : TVA
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Outer: Prefix : ECTO
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Powerful person in Iran, say : THEOCRAT
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Come before : ANTEDATE
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Heads : PRESIDES
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Gusto : PEP
42
Little helper : ELF
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House of games : ARCADE
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Momentarily : INASEC
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Discarded : UNKEPT
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Hector or Rusty of 70's baseball : TORRES
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Single : UNWED
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Erstwhile : OLD
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"___ Doone" : LORNA
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Mock words of enlightenment : AHSO
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Color used in four-color processing : CYAN
58
Probability : ODDS
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PC key : ESC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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