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New York Times, Thursday, October 7, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JWYZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle has a visual element that cannot be reproduced in Across Lite or on this site. The block in the top left corner has been chipped off. Click here to see how it looked in print.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 20,057 )
Across
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Subject for Ovid : AMOR
5
Go well together : MESH
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"Splendor in the Grass" screenwriter : INGE
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Obviously surprised : AGAPE
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North Carolina county named for an early governor : ASHE
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Hand-colored frames : CELS
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"I'm not gonna stand in their way" : LETEM
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Like some diamonds : SQUARECUT
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Crunchy bowlful : GRANOLA
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Followed : TRACKED
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Skirt : AVOID
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New Deal inits. : TVA
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Grid : MATRIX
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With 37- and 43-Across, one who takes after dad : ACHIPOFF
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Faraway : ALIEN
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Sugar suffixes : OSES
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Piniella of the Yankees : LOU
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Bygone prison : GULAG
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See 28-Across or 4-Down : THE
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Just below 90 : BPLUS
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Tauromachian chant : OLE
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Jacob ___ Park, in Queens : RIIS
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River of Orléans : LOIRE
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See 28-Across : OLDBLOCK
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Dove competitor : CARESS
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Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
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"All I gotta do ___ naturally" (Beatles lyric) : ISACT
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Certain red : CHIANTI
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City near South Bend : ELKHART
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Beat around the bend? : OUTCORNER
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Bacall's love : BOGIE
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1847 novel set on Tahiti : OMOO
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Norwegian saint : OLAV
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Uniform shade : OLIVE
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Number 10 on a table : NEON
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"Ode to the Confederate Dead" poet Allen ___ : TATE
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TV's warrior princess : XENA
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Sun, to skin : AGER
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Spy ___ Hari : MATA
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Undeveloped expanse : OPENAREA
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With 37-Across and 38-Down, step taken after an airline accident : REMOVING
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Kenyan tribesman : MASAI
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Atty.'s title : ESQ
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Out of business : SHUT
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Hot spots : HEARTHS
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One in the pole position? : ICECAP
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Thin part : NECK
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Sticker : GLUE
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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Afr. country : ALG
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Bagel shop order : LOX
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Brightly colored pullover garment : DASHIKI
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Squinting Mr. : MAGOO
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Have ___ in the conversation : ALULL
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Like most bathrooms : TILED
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Bee chasers : CEES
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Man with Stan, familiarly : OLLIE
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Rare trick takers : FOURS
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Things useful when put in a box : FUSES
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Ear-related : OTIC
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See 4-Down : BLACKBOX
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Cabin brightener : PORTHOLE
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Plant plight : ROOTROT
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Source of hope? : BEACON
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Nightly TV star beginning 5/25/92 : LENO
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Berkeley campus, for short : CAL
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Start court proceedings? : SERVE
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Masked critter : COON
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Journalist Brit : HUME
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Opposin' : AGIN
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Racehorse ___ Ridge : RIVA
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It gives support in sport : TEE
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Clean a plate : EAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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