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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 2003

4-Down : Confronts boldly

Author:
Barry Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2003, The New York Times10/6/03 ( No. 19,690 )

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Across
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Jessica of "Dark Angel" : ALBA
5
Calcutta's home : INDIA
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Partially open : AJAR
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Drug agent : NARC
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Banks have them on property : LIENS
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Fury : RAGE
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Bit of whatnot : KNICKKNACK
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Gulf war missile : SCUD
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Singer Adams : EDIE
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
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Nap in Oaxaca : SIESTA
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Ritzy : SWANK
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Again and then once again : THRICE
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Explosive devices : MINES
33
Places for experiments : LABS
36
Moo ___ gai pan : GOO
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Easily managed : DOCILE
38
"Days of ___ Lives" : OUR
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Certain ranch name ... or this puzzle's theme : DOUBLEK
41
Blubber : FAT
42
Where the X-axis meets the Y-axis : ORIGIN
44
One of Gen. Lee's men : REB
45
Sitcom diner : MELS
46
Indiana basketballer : PACER
47
Soundness of mind : SANITY
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Prepared to be knighted : KNELT
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Knight, dame, etc. : TITLES
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___ fun at (ridicule) : POKE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Pulitzer Prize category : DRAMA
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Final notice : OBIT
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Worker with a ledger : BOOKKEEPER
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Pastrami purveyor : DELI
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Almost any doo-wop song, e.g. : OLDIE
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Between ports : ASEA
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In ___ (together) : SYNC
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Like much hip-hop lingo : SLANG
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Relative of a sea gull : TERN
Down
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Old Egyptian crosses : ANKHS
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Pickling liquid : BRINE
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Confronts boldly : ACCOSTS
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Variety : ILK
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Almost perfect rating : NINE
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Without juice, as an electrical wire : DEAD
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Cut into : INCISE
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Poison in classic mysteries : ARSENIC
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Certain dive : JACKKNIFE
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Commies : REDS
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Friends and neighbors : KITH
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Inert gas : ARGON
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Run ___ (go wild) : AMOK
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Gambler's marker : IOU
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Snake charmer's snake : COBRA
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Complete collections : SETS
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Chicago locale, with "the" : LOOP
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Surrounding glow : AURA
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Oven for making building blocks : BRICKKILN
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Subtraction from a bank account : DEBIT
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In ___ straits : DIRE
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Novelist Deighton : LEN
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Heredity-related : GENETIC
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"It's on me!" : MYTREAT
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Leisurely walk : STROLL
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Neap, e.g. : TIDE
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University of New Mexico athletes : LOBOS
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Expire : LAPSE
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Mideast V.I.P. : EMEER
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Popular food wrap : SARAN
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Pea holders : PODS
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Follow orders : OBEY
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Musical finale : CODA
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Related : AKIN
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Beer barrel : KEG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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