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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: none. Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 2.02 This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 19,328 )
Across
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Complaint : BEEF
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Singer Tori : AMOS
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Good place to be in a race : AHEAD
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Turturro of "The Sopranos" : AIDA
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As it happens : LIVE
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Spanish for "fox" : ZORRO
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Particular : ITEM
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They can take a yoke : OXEN
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Small amount : TRACE
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Perfect score in a certain game : THREEHUNDRED
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Anago, at a Japanese restaurant : EEL
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Pool exercise : LAPS
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Sweet treats : ICES
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Great fear : DREAD
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IBM products : PCS
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Vim : PEP
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Esau and Jacob's mother : REBEKAH
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Coop up : CAGE
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What the perfect game consists of : 12STRIKESINAROW
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Literary collections : ANAS
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Rugby shirts : JERSEYS
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Rx writers : MDS
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Lean-___ (sheds) : TOS
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Bullies' targets : NERDS
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All-Pro linebacker Junior of the Chargers : SEAU
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Wings : ALAE
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Classified ad abbr. : EEO
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How the perfect game is shown on the scoresheet : XXXXXXXXXXXX
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Part of a newspaper article : QUOTE
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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What "++" means in Qe2++ : MATE
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Diamond flaw? : ERROR
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Diamond of note : NEIL
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Tiger or Indian, briefly : ALER
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Dashboard display : DIALS
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Tag sale tag : ASIS
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Certain cameras: Abbr. : SLRS
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Like fishhooks : BAITED
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Choice word : EITHER
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Channel swimmer Gertrude : EDERLE
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Renown : FAME
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Ho hi : ALOHA
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Snafu : MIXUP
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Bake-off needs : OVENS
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Cell phone button : SEND
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Quetzalcoatl worshipers : AZTECS
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Throng : HORDE
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Big time : ERA
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Part of a sector : ARC
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Female rabbit : DOE
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Church leader : ELDER
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Potsie's pal on "Happy Days" : RICHIE
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Practice one's one-two : SPAR
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Fine things? : ARTS
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Hail Mary, e.g. : PASS
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Self-image : EGO
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Sunday seat : PEW
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Exquisitely wrought trinkets : BIJOUX
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
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Prefix with plunk or plop : KER
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Four six-packs : CASE
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When "S.N.L." wraps in N.Y.C. : 1AM
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February ___ (Groundhog Day) : 2ND
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Back talk : SASS
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Old telecommunications name : NYNEX
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Levy imposers : TAXERS
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Classic drugstore name : REXALL
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Saxophonist Gordon : DEXTER
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Bobby-___ (40's teenagers) : SOXERS
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Praise : EXTOL
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Cars' bars : AXLES
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XXI tripled : LXIII
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Skating maneuvers : AXELS
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Warrior princess of TV : XENA
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Present day? : XMAS
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Proof letters : QED
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Swiss canton : URI
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___ pro nobis : ORA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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