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New York Times, Friday, October 8, 2004

Modern part of the ancient Hittite empire

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJK} This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times10/8/04 ( No. 20,058 )
Across
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Voters' problem : APATHY
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Top on pop : SCREWCAP
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Five iron : MASHIE
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"Can you believe that guy?!" : THENERVE
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Backward : ASTERN
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Brainiac : EINSTEIN
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Puts away : STORES
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Decorative skill : ARTINESS
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Modern part of the ancient Hittite empire : SYRIA
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Animal with lyre-shaped horns : IMPALA
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Identical : TWIN
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Physics particle with no strong force : LEPTON
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Lost at laser tag, maybe : GOTZAPPED
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Drive away : SHOO
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P : RHO
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Acceptance of a bet : YOUREON
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A magazine can be found in one : UZI
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Sightings : AIMS
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Hard-to-meet requirement : TALLORDER
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Moving : MOBILE
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Denial : VETO
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Hardly macho : GIRLIE
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Resembling : QUASI
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Relative : CLANSMAN
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Foul : PUTRID
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Noshed : HADABITE
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Oldtime gangster Bugsy : SIEGEL
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Fatalist's cry : IMAGONER
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Tried hard : STROVE
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Followed : CAMENEXT
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Checked out : TESTED
Down
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Conglomerate : AMASS
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Far from tan : PASTY
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Place in Manhattan : ASTOR
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Luxury hotel, familiarly : THERITZ
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Steal, as employees : HIREAWAY
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Itches : YENS
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If you're tired, you've lost it : STEAM
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Wake-up call? : CHIRP
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13-Down offering : RENTAL
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Lay in, on the farm : ENSILE
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Alternatives to finger bowls : WETNAPS
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Onetime buffalo hunter : CREE
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Airport counter name : AVIS
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Set on a desk : PENS
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Opinions : INPUT
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Yahoo! had one in 1996: Abbr. : IPO
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Definitely not the sound of success : THUD
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Some mud : OOZE
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Film ___ : NOIR
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About 15 grains : GRAM
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Cairo's river : OHIO
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Dead center? : TOMB
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The Wild West was one : ERA
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Dig : DELVE
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It may be heard before charges : OLE
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Almost : NOTQUITE
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Posters : SIGNAGE
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Wi-Fi components : ROUTERS
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City on the Tagus : LISBON
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Member of the weasel family : ERMINE
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Kind of paint : LATEX
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Not moving : INERT
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Cant : ARGOT
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It won't hold water : SIEVE
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Laid off : IDLED
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Smart : CHIC
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Priest : LAMA
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One there in the first place : ADAM
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"You, there" : PSST

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