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New York Times, Friday, October 4, 2002

Blue ___ Reservoir (Colorado's largest body of water)

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {KQVZ} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times10/4/02 ( No. 19,323 )
Across
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They're lifesavers : FIREDEPARTMENTS
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Degree requirement, maybe : ORALEXAMINATION
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Point out : CALLATTENTIONTO
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Start of a German series : EINS
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Source of being, it's said : TAO
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Meyerbeer's "___ Huguenots" : LES
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Some poles : ANODES
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Amalgamate : MELD
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Discouraging word : TUT
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"Promised Land" author : EBAN
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Shot the breeze : JAWED
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Old colonial region : EASTINDIA
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1983 film based on a Jean Shepherd book : ACHRISTMASSTORY
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Began : STARTEDIN
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Assuaging agent : EASER
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Shake off : LOSE
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Game show V.I.P.'s : MCS
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It produces wrinkles : AGER
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Repeat : PARROT
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"A shrewd pickpurse": Howell : LAW
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Herbert of "War and Peace" : LOM
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Help : MAID
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Reticulation : MESH
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Brief time? : PRESSCONFERENCE
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Smash-up : HEADONCOLLISION
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Restlessness : ANTSINONESPANTS
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Centrally located : FOCAL
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Uncontrollable : IRATE
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Chest sounds : RALES
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Marie Claire competitor : ELLE
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Bust specialists, for short : DEA
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Compass : EXTENT
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Place to sun : PATIO
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Better : AMEND
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Dentist's direction : RINSE
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Rock blaster : TNT
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Spring time in Paris : MAI
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1940's arena: Abbr. : ETO
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Home entertainment systems : NINTENDOS
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Thoroughgoing : TOTAL
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Hair holder : SNOOD
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Reviews, as books : AUDITS
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Salon specialties : SETS
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Tropical rays : MANTAS
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Brat : TERROR
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Split : BISECT
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Madison, for one: Abbr. : JAS
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It separates two breaks : ACT
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Part of an Eskimo diet : WHALEMEAT
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LAX posting : ETD
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"___ Blue?" (1929 hit) : AMI
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Japanese honorific : SAN
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E.U. member : IRE
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Firth of Clyde port : AYR
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Percolate : SEEP
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4-Down features : MODELS
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Top dog : ALPHA
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"Bridge Complete" author : GOREN
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Exxon rival : AMOCO
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Became wearisome : RANON
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Biathlon need : RIFLE
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Moscow's ___ Museum : LENIN
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Track founded in 1711 : ASCOT
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Times : WHENS
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Blue ___ Reservoir (Colorado's largest body of water) : MESA
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Old protest grp. : SDS
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"___ Married an Axe Murderer" (Mike Myers comedy) : SOI
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Media inits. since 1980 : CNN
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It may be written in stone : RIP

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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