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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Author:
Mary Pat Hidding
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hidding. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 18,985 )
Across
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Home of Goodyear : AKRON
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Go well together : MESH
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Unappetizing cafeteria serving : GLOP
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Severe Athenian lawmaker : DRACO
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"For a long and healthy life" sloganeer : ALPO
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Spot for a comb : HIVE
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Halloween success story? : MONSTERHIT
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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It comes out of a pen : INK
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Pine dripping : RESIN
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Hymn : PSALM
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Corn feature : TASSEL
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8:00-8:30, e.g., on a schedule : SLOT
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Skin-covered canoe : KAYAK
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Foolish : UNWISE
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RCA or EMI : LABEL
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Scene setters : BACKDROPS
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European car : OPEL
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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It's still made : FIREWATER
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Affirm : STATE
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Gong : TAMTAM
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Like Halloween candy in December : STALE
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Dental school exam? : ORAL
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AAA, maybe : NARROW
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Pickling liquid : BRINE
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They come out of pens : OINKS
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Radio format : ROCK
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Halloween shrub? : WITCHHAZEL
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Field : AREA
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Like a maple leaf : EROSE
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Plead innocent to : DENY
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Cologne mister : HERR
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Utterances of "Trick or treat"? : DARES
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"You have to ___ ..." : ADMIT
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Swedish money : KRONA
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Puts first or second, say : RANKS
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Place for future Lts. : OCS
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Fake : NOTREAL
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Sci-fi setting : MARS
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Like some textbook publishers : ELHI
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Whirls : SPINS
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Baking : HOT
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Halloween correspondent? : GHOSTWRITER
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City founded by Pizarro : LIMA
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Racetrack : OVAL
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Wave maker : PERM
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Sinuous : EELY
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Fishing site : POND
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Item on a Halloween ring? : SKELETONKEY
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Perry of "90210" : LUKE
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Help at a holdup : ABET
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Cabbage types : KALES
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St. Columba's island : IONA
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Polish's partner : SPIT
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Direction in which el sol rises : ESTE
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Upper story : LOFT
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Samoan capital : APIA
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Wall of earth : BERM
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U.S.D.A. stamp abbr. : CERT
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Person who hears "goo-goo" : MAMA
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Item of merchandise : WARE
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Greatly reduced : SLASHED
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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French river : LOIRE
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Blade holder : RAZOR
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Overweight : OBESE
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Dylan Thomas's home : WALES
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Thin nail : BRAD
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Lady Macbeth, e.g. : ROLE
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Click site : ICON
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Roman way : ITER
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Tar Heel State: Abbr. : NCAR
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Comic strip cry : WAH
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Coach Parseghian : ARA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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