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New York Times, Monday, October 7, 2002

Director who won his first 56-Down in 1934

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVWXY} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times10/7/02 ( No. 19,326 )
Across
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___ salts : EPSOM
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___-Japanese War : RUSSO
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Car co. bought by Chrysler : AMC
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Poem with 17 syllables : HAIKU
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Full-length, as a movie : UNCUT
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The facts of life? : BIO
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"Beat it!" : SCRAM
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World traveler from Venice : MARCOPOLO
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Nightly "NewsHour" airer : PBS
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Skating venue : ICERINK
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New York governor before George Pataki : MARIOCUOMO
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Cries to bullfighters : OLES
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Inits. on a toothpaste box : ADA
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"___, Joy of Man's Desiring" : JESU
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Dashboard abbr. : RPM
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Priest's robe : ALB
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Hands and feet : UNITS
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Like one of the two jaws : UPPER
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Post office workers : MAILMEN
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Polish remover : ACETONE
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Half of an audiotape : SIDEB
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Croc's cousin : GATOR
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Symbol of industriousness : ANT
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"___ Skylark" (ode) : TOA
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Dryer buildup : LINT
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Snarling dog : CUR
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G.I. addresses : APOS
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Home of the AAA Mud Hens : TOLEDOOHIO
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Shiploads : CARGOES
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Bobby of the N.H.L. : ORR
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By its very nature : IPSOFACTO
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Home with a dome : IGLOO
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Simon and Garfunkel, once : DUO
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Japanese port : OSAKA
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Director who won his first 56-Down in 1934 : CAPRA
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___ Juan (capital of 32-Down) : SAN
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Goose eggs : ZEROS
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Beginning : ONSET
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Sounds of doubt : EHS
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___-Man (arcade game) : PAC
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What to call an officer : SIR
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Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
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Gibberish : MUMBOJUMBO
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Piña colada ingredient : RUM
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Article in La Repubblica : UNA
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Theatrical drop : SCRIM
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Assistance : SUCCOR
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Siouan tribe : OTOE
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Buzzing with excitement : ABOIL
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Winnie-the-Pooh's creator : MILNE
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Does chef's work : COOKS
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Exactly on time : PROMPT
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Public row : SCENE
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Sirs' partners : MAAMS
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Stevenson who lost twice for president : ADLAI
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More than fervent : RABID
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Bringing into play : USING
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Not at home : OUT
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See 71-Across : PUERTORICO
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French composer Erik : SATIE
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Hunt illegally : POACH
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The blahs : ENNUI
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Backward-looking : RETRO
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"Hurry!" : LETSGO
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Time-share unit, often : CONDO
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100% : ALL
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"Relax, and that's an order!" : ATEASE
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They have pH's of less than 7 : ACIDS
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___ New Guinea : PAPUA
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Director Welles : ORSON
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Screen award : OSCAR
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Bach instrument : ORGAN
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"The Wizard ___" : OFOZ
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Bout stopper, for short : TKO
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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CD predecessors : LPS
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Source of iron : ORE
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Stable staple : OAT

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