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New York Times, Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Author:
Peter Sarrett
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Sarrett

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sarrett. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 19,692 )

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Wager in Russian roulette? : RUBLE
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Swindle : SCAM
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Pie perch : SILL
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First name in TV talk : ELLEN
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Secretary of Labor Elaine : CHAO
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Plum or gum : TREE
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Face the judge : STANDTRIAL
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Kind of welder : ARC
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Like "O" : OVAL
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Door pounder's demand : OPENUP
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Hirsute Tibetans : YAKS
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Nitpick : SPLITHAIRS
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Diner music players, in brief : JUKES
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Corner piece : ROOK
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Revolutionary figure? : PLANET
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Budge : MOVE
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Hardly classy : TACKY
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One side of an issue : CON
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"Forget it!" : NOWAY
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"Shoot!" : ASK
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Hammerlock, e.g. : HOLD
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Dilates : WIDENS
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Confine : BOXIN
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Contract, as in pain : DOUBLEOVER
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Emperor's rebuke : ETTU
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Delhi expenditure : RUPEES
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It may be bleeped : OATH
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Longing : YEN
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The U.N.'s Kofi ___ Annan : ATTA
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Beat it : HITTHEROAD
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Gift tag word : FROM
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Hurler Hershiser : OREL
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Common thing? : SENSE
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Till stack : TENS
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Scale deduction : TARE
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Beef on the hoof : STEER
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Mention again : RESAY
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Extremist : ULTRA
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Theme of this puzzle : BLACKJACK
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Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
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Prefix with skeleton : ENDO
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Fido's fare, maybe : SCRAPS
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"Cool it!" : CHILL
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Jump-offering org. : AAA
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___ cocktail : MOLOTOV
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Ripken's record, e.g. : STREAK
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Qom resident : IRANI
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Ring-tailed primate : LEMUR
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Abrupt transitions : LEAPS
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Sports bar fixture : TVSET
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Suns' spot : PHOENIX
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Done for : SUNK
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Pressing need : IRON
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Peeper's place : KEYHOLE
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School grp. : PTA
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___ Cruces : LAS
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Like the Who, in the 60's : MOD
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Theme of this puzzle : TWENTYONE
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Actor McKellen : IAN
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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1963 role for Liz : CLEO
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Garfield's pal : ODIE
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Nonrecurring : ONESHOT
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Value : WORTH
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Steel supports : IBEAMS
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John or Paul : BEATLE
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Object of a 1960's protest : DRAFT
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Person in a booth, maybe : VOTER
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Flirt : TEASE
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In a trance : UNDER
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Shell competitor : HESS
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"Science Friday" host Flatow : IRA
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On Soc. Sec. : RET

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

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