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New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 2002

Author:
Dave and Diane Epperson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dave Epperson
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Diane Epperson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Epperson. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Epperson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 19,350 )

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Across
1
Representatives from farm states, e.g. : BLOC
5
Belafonte or Lewis : SHARI
10
Not handle gently : MASH
14
Medical symptom : RASH
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Hercules : HEMAN
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Pilot's setting, perhaps : AUTO
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Madonna's "La ___ Bonita" : ISLA
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Go in circles : ORBIT
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Author who'll never make a name for himself : GHOSTWRITER
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Publicity, slangily : INK
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Can opener : TAB
25
Aeschylus' "Oresteia," e.g. : TRILOGY
27
DNA source : GENEPOOL
32
TV's Science Guy : NYE
33
Get rid of : AXE
34
Yours, in Tours : ATOI
36
Slugger's opportunity : ATBAT
40
Smithsonian attraction : SPIRITOFSTLOUIS
44
Kind of opposite : POLAR
45
Hoosegow : STIR
46
Nutritionist's fig. : RDA
47
In honor of : FOR
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Cineplex feature : SNACKBAR
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One who loves a good bouquet : VINTNER
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"You don't mean me?!" : MOI
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___ flash : INA
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Pugilist in training : SHADOWBOXER
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Vexes : BUGS
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Province abutting Madrid : AVILA
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Alluring : SEXY
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Destitute : NEEDY
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It may be slapped : KNEE
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Fixes : SETS
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Bonds : GLUES
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Get smart : SASS
Down
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Punishment for a sailor, maybe : BRIG
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Punishment for a sailor, maybe : LASH
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Northern capital : OSLO
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Innocent : CHASTE
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Exhibitionist : SHOWBOAT
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Frau's mate : HERR
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Prefix with sexual : AMBI
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Singer Bonnie : RAITT
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Apprentice : INTERN
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When Labor Day is celebrated in France : MAI
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Part of a TV feed : AUDIO
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Kind of operation : STING
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Play ___ : HOOKY
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Draft outlet : TAP
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Money of Qatar : RIYAL
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"My So-Called Life" actor Jared : LETO
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Show shock : GASP
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Fair : EXPO
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Playwright Simon : NEIL
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Part of the Winnebago nation : OTOS
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Church galleries : LOFTS
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"The doctor ___" : ISIN
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Outlying district, for short : BURB
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2000 Broadway hit : AIDA
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Peter, e.g. : TSAR
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Slew : RAFT
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Fetters : IRONS
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Peak-to-peak transports : TRAMWAYS
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Move, as a picture : REHANG
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Inner ear? : COB
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Selling points? : KIOSKS
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Feelings : VIBES
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Occupied : INUSE
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Needle : NAGAT
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"Bolero" composer : RAVEL
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"Mon ___!" : DIEU
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Start of some inn names : OLDE
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TV's warrior princess : XENA
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Group for Liz Taylor : EXES
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Some bar supplies : RYES
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Family girl : SIS

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

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