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New York Times, Monday, October 4, 2004

Author:
Seth A. Abel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Seth A. Abel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 20,054 )

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Across
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Used a broom : SWEPT
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Opened just a crack : AJAR
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Doesn't guzzle : SIPS
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Place for a barbecue : PATIO
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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Threaded fastener : TNUT
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Proverb : ADAGE
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Managed, with "out" : EKED
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___ avis (unusual one) : RARA
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Bathroom fixture sales representative? : SHOWERSHOWER
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Way to the top of a mountain : SKITOW
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Stave off : AVERT
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Hanging sculpture in Alabama? : MOBILEMOBILE
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Alleviated : EASED
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Words said on the way out the door : IMOFF
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E.M.T.'s skill : CPR
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Pub drinks : ALES
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Gasps for air : PANTS
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"Scram!" : SHOO
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Dashed : RAN
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Sunday newspaper color feature : COMIC
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Continue downhill without pedaling : COAST
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Warsaw refinement? : POLISHPOLISH
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G-rated : CLEAN
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Accustoms : ENURES
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Majestic summer time? : AUGUSTAUGUST
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Solar emissions : RAYS
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Really big show : EXPO
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Lubricated : OILED
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Victim of a prank : DUPE
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Choir voice : ALTO
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State fund-raiser : LOTTO
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Retired fliers, for short : SSTS
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Spinks or Trotsky : LEON
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Company in a 2001-02 scandal : ENRON
Down
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Hot springs locale : SPA
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Bankroll : WAD
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When a plane should get in: Abbr. : ETA
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Dirty places : PIGSTIES
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Initial progress on a tough problem : TOEHOLD
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From a fresh angle : ANEW
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Wisecrack : JOKE
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Copycat : APER
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Cincinnati team : REDS
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Endeavored : STROVE
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Dumbstruck : INAWE
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Less adulterated : PURER
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Sudden jump : START
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Be behind in payments : OWE
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50/50 share : HALF
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Besmirch : SMEAR
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Down Under critter : KOALA
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"A Doll's House" playwright : IBSEN
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Dolphins' venue : MIAMI
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Onetime Dodges : OMNIS
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Mess up : BOTCH
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Contingencies : IFS
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Committee head : CHAIR
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Search party : POSSE
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Some I.R.A.'s, informally : ROTHS
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One in the legislative biz : POL
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"Eureka!" cause : SOLUTION
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Swindles : CONS
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TV cabinet : CONSOLE
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Purposes of commas : PAUSES
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Little, in Lille : PEU
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Deck of 52 : CARDS
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Hawaiian feasts : LUAUS
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"Aïda" setting : EGYPT
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Bluish green : TEAL
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Car rod : AXLE
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"What've you been ___?" : UPTO
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Hired thug : GOON
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Epistle: Abbr. : LTR
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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Underworld boss : DON

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

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