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New York Times, Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Where a stumped puzzle solver goes?

Author:
Steve Jones
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Jones

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Jones. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times10/7/03 ( No. 19,691 )
Across
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Editor's overruling : STET
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Oddball : FLAKE
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Antifur org. : PETA
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"St. Elmo's Fire" singer John : PARR
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Admit : LETIN
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North Carolina school : ELON
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Pac-10 team : UCLA
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Played charades : ACTED
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Vessel that's poled : RAFT
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Is like a stumped puzzle solver? : DOESNTHAVEACLUE
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Golf unit : HOLE
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Eyeshadow shade : ASH
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Voluble : CHATTY
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Morning cupful, slangily : JAVA
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Lennon's lady : ONO
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Green beans : LIMAS
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Disney's "___ & Stitch" : LILO
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Cowboy boot attachment : SPUR
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Like a stumped puzzle solver? : ATALOSSFORWORDS
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Cologne scent : MUSK
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Parisian hangout : CAFE
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Old enough : OFAGE
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Second letter addendum: Abbr. : PPS
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Compassion : PITY
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"Psycho" figure : MOTHER
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Headmaster's title : SIR
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Hatchling's sound : PEEP
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Where a stumped puzzle solver goes? : BACKTOSQUAREONE
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Feel sympathy (for) : ACHE
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Produce hurriedly, with "out" : CHURN
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Scott in a noted court case : DRED
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Picnic dish : SLAW
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Halt : CEASE
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Piedmont province : ASTI
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Brewski : SUDS
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Less predictable : ODDER
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Leave behind : LOSE
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Starchy veggie : SPUD
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Edible shell : TACO
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Insults and such from athletes : TRASHTALK
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Point-blank : FLATLY
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Milk for un bebé : LECHE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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City on the Dneiper : KIEV
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Undertaking : ENDEAVOR
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Vantage point : PERCH
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Airline launched in 1948 : ELAL
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Meat substitute : TOFU
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Kitty starter : ANTE
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"Wrong!" : NOTSO
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Simile words : ASA
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Jumper cable's end : CLAMP
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Touch for funds : HITUP
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Build up : AMASS
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Instant : JIFFY
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Burn remedy : ALOE
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Colleague of Dr. Phil : OPRAH
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Prod gently : NUDGE
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Canadian skater Brian : ORSER
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Future J.D.'s hurdle : LSAT
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Play down, as an issue : SOFTPEDAL
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Volkswagen named for a desert wind : SCIROCCO
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Gentleman caller, e.g. : WOOER
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Fruit center : PIT
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Less kind : MEANER
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Depicts distortedly : SKEWS
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Race winnings : PURSE
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McCartney's instrument : BASS
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Bill of Rights defender: Abbr. : ACLU
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Neighbor of Niger : CHAD
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Outbuilding : SHED
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Campus hangout : QUAD
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Roughly : ORSO
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Butterfly catchers' needs : NETS
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Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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