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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 2002

___ Heath ("The Return of the Native" setting)

Author:
Donald E. West
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. West. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times10/5/02 ( No. 19,324 )
Across
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Exhibit vibrancy : CRACKLE
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Diamond statistic : STEALS
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One in a balloon : AERONAUT
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No social butterfly : HERMIT
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Part of the pectoral girdle : CLAVICLE
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Cover up : ENROBE
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Land on a high plateau : TIBET
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Attack : ONSET
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Thwack : RAP
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Fermi or Faraday : UNIT
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___ Heath ("The Return of the Native" setting) : EGDON
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Member of the first family : SETH
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Captain's domain : SEA
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Utterance on the way out : ADIEU
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Doll : CUTIE
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Earlier : OLDER
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Reed's partner in silverware : BARTON
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Morning side : ENGLISHMUFFIN
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Ancient meeting places : AGORAE
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Moves slowly and carefully : EASES
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See 24-Down : MONEY
37
Game in which players play one at a time : DARTS
38
More, in Málaga : MAS
41
Half of a 50's TV duo : AMOS
42
Stripes : SORTS
43
Barber's supply : TALC
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Ring ___ (marbles game) : TAW
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Family member, informally : AUNTY
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From : SINCE
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It consists of a top and a bottom : INNING
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Cataclysmic occurrence : ERUPTION
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Gustav Klimt's birthplace : VIENNA
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Godforsaken : DESOLATE
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One who's taxed : EARNER
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Senses : DETECTS
Down
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Natural sticker : CACTUS
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Fix, as brakes : RELINE
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Home of Ishmael's descendants : ARABIA
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Desire badly? : COVET
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Jersey, e.g. : KNIT
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Érié, e.g. : LAC
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Deliveries for the departed : EULOGIES
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Radiance : SHEEN
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Nomadic home : TENT
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Stumble : ERR
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Botticelli figures : AMORETTI
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Drink : LIBATION
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His feast day is December 26 : STEPHEN
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Gentle : TENDERHEARTED
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Pittance : SOU
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With 36-Across, "Take Me Home Tonight" singer : EDDIE
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"___ up!" (beach cry) : SURFS
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Dispel : ALLAY
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Champs-Élysées sights : CAFES
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Some giants : OGRES
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Exceeds 21, in a way : BUSTS
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Many a dictator's problem : EGOMANIA
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One without a 43-Down : NONOWNER
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Like 13-Down : MARTYRED
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In the mood : AMATIVE
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Get into : DON
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Psycho : MANIAC
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Marches' creator : ALCOTT
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Some people work behind them : SCENES
42
Doll : SUGAR
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Deed : TITLE
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British royal : ANNE
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Kind of announcement : SPOT
48
Overnight letter? : INN
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Consume : USE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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