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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 18,963 )
Across
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H&R Block employees : CPAS
5
Start : ONSET
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Yard sale caution : ASIS
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Present : HERE
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With 26-Across, a Sri Lankan export : PEKOE
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Determines : ASCERTAINS
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When Hamlet dies in "Hamlet" : ACTV
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F.B.I. file : DOSSIER
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Walk softly : TIPTOE
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Familiar saying : OLDSAW
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See 15-Across : TEA
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Not early or late : ONCUE
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California wine valley : NAPA
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Pep rally shout : RAH
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Spam, ham or lamb : MEAT
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"Under Siege" star Steven : SEAGAL
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George Gershwin's brother : IRA
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When D.S.T. begins : APR
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Face-lift, e.g. : SURGERY
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Balloon filler : AIR
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It might go over your head : HAT
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Last car? : HEARSE
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Annoying insect : GNAT
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Pub pint : ALE
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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"Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
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Elton John, since 1998 : SIR
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Frittata : OMELET
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Carpentry tool : CHISEL
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Percussion instrument : MARIMBA
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Get better : HEAL
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Late, great violinist : ISAACSTERN
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Author Rice : ANNE
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Flick : MOVIE
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Leave off : OMIT
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"Hey!" : PSST
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Milky gems : OPALS
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"Name That Tune" clue : NOTE
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Punch card fallout : CHAD
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Cuban currency : PESO
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Parabolic paths : ARCS
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Escorts to the door : SEESOUT
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Chose : OPTED
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Approaches : NEARS
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Go downhill, maybe : SKI
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Time in a waiting room, seemingly : EON
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Step in getting a license : TEST
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Visibly shocked : AGAPE
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Members of religious factions : SECTARIANS
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Enthusiastic about : INTO
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Goalie's goal : SAVE
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Irritate : RILE
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It surrounds San Marino : ITALY
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17-Across or 11- or 29-Down, to 61-Across : ANAGRAM
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Carries on : WAGES
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D-Day beach : OMAHA
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Country with a five-sided flag : NEPAL
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Followers of philosopher René : CARTESIANS
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Scale down : PARE
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Divas' offerings : ARIAS
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Writer Bret : HARTE
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Litigates : SUES
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Sister of Urania : ERATO
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Sex researcher Hite : SHERE
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Begin, slangily : GETITON
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Vanity plate in a two-car household : HERS
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___ of Langerhans : ISLET
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It might arrive with a beep : EMAIL
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Parts of boxing gloves : LACES
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Bloke : CHAP
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Nest egg protectors? : HENS
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Bride and groom's vehicle : LIMO
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Office communiqué : MEMO
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Liverpudlian, e.g. : BRIT
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Pay for a hand : ANTE
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Drench : SOP
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Gardner of film : AVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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