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New York Times, Thursday, November 1, 2001

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1101 ( 18,986 )
Across
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Ring leader? : REF
4
Postpone : TABLE
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Curtain fabric : SCRIM
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Mystiques : AURAS
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"___ Dream" (1967 hit) : IHADA
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Dolt's attire? : CHUMPSUIT
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Some bugs : MIKES
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Work with enthusiasm : HAVEATIT
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Occupy : LIVEAT
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Seat of Garfield County, Okla. : ENID
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"___ crime?" : ISITA
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Salinger girl : ESME
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R.N. measures : CCS
27
Insinuative remarks : SNEERS
28
Bank : TIER
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Two-master : KETCH
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Family nickname : SIS
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Harding and Wilson : ANNS
33
Ballyhoo : HYPE
36
Parlor game : POOL
38
Madison Avenue award : CLIO
41
Balloonist's figure: Abbr. : ALT
43
Vermont's ___ Mountain Resort : OKEMO
47
Some yarn : HANK
48
"Take your time" : NORUSH
51
Book after Ezra: Abbr. : NEH
52
North Carolina motto beginning : ESSE
53
Economy-size : GIANT
54
First person : ADAM
55
Gets in over one's head? : SCUBAS
57
Disciplines : CHASTENS
59
Claw : TALON
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Bulky letters? : CHUNKMAIL
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"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
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Word of thanks : MERCI
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New Deal prog. : REA
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They may be broken in the military : RANKS
65
Appointments : DATES
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Flagstaff-to-Phoenix dir. : SSW
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Assure the accuracy of : RECHECK
2
Magnify : ENHANCE
3
Matisse, for one : FAUVIST
4
Snack with cerveza : TAPA
5
L.B.J. Library site : AUSTIN
6
Shiner, e.g. : BRUISE
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Worship groups : LAITIES
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Braggart's suffix : EST
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California's ___ Valley : SIMI
10
Spicy chat? : CHIVETALK
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Amasses : RAKESIN
12
Think tank types : IDEAMEN
13
Annual sporting event, with "the" : MASTERS
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___ school : MED
21
Rope : LASSO
24
Fall preceder? : TRIP
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Retiring : SHY
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Wrestler's manual? : CHOKEBOOK
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Throbs : PANGS
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Response to daredeviltry : OOH
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"Gunsmoke" deputy : CHESTER
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Milan attraction : LASCALA
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Kind of shot : INSULIN
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Airway : TRACHEA
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Brings close : ENDEARS
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Stinkers : MEANIES
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i = v/r : OHMSLAW
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Without a scratch : UNHURT
50
Hitting position : STANCE
54
PIN requester : ATM
56
Hill dwellers : ANTS
58
Items transported on car tops : SKIS
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Mil. authority : CMD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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