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New York Times, Monday, November 10, 2003

Author:
Gail A. MacLean
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gail A. MacLean

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. MacLean. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Secy. : ASST
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The South, in the Civil War: Abbr. : CSA
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Nickname for Montana : BIGSKY
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Den : LAIR
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Possess : OWN
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Nobody in particular : ANYONE
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Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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1950's-60's TV western : WAGONTRAIN
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Noted Louisiana-born concert pianist : VANCLIBURN
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Chooses : OPTS
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Pennsylvania home of Lafayette College : EASTON
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Appear : SEEM
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA
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Wheat keeper : GRANARY
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Garments that moths may eat : SWEATERS
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"___ and the Pussycats" (old TV cartoon) : JOSIE
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Guest-room furniture : CONVERTIBLESOFA
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To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
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Santa's bagful : PRESENTS
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Mosaic component : TESSERA
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Feedbag bit : OAT
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Broccoli ___ (leafy vegetable) : RABE
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Actress Kidman : NICOLE
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Baths : SPAS
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Seat carried on poles : SEDANCHAIR
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"Come here often?," e.g. : PICKUPLINE
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On the bounding main : ASEA
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Cut into : INCISE
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LP successors : CDS
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Fivers : FINS
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Caught : NETTED
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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In ___ (existing) : ESSE
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Not dead : ALIVE
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Yemen's capital : SANAA
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Zodiac divisions : SIGNS
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Piece of land : TRACT
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Sharer of a prize : COWINNER
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Q-tip, e.g. : SWAB
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Black ___ (cattle breed) : ANGUS
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Headline : BANNER
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Amt. compounded at a bank : INT
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Toy that whirls : GYRO
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"General Hospital," e.g. : SOAP
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Make 33-Across, say : KNIT
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Longings : YENS
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Wash. neighbor : OREG
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One who may be arrested for doing nothing : LOITERER
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Grand : MAJESTIC
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Paintings : ART
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Narrow victory margin : NOSE
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"Unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Fissure : RIFT
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Supporting votes : YEAS
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"Shoo!" : SCAT
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Used a loom : WOVE
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
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Hertz rival : AVIS
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Drink, as hot tea : SIP
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Sibling for sis : BRO
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Quality of good ground beef : LEANNESS
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Spoke scratchily : RASPED
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First fratricide victim : ABEL
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Government order : EDICT
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Rub raw : CHAFE
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Where camels stop for refreshment : OASIS
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Mortgages, e.g. : LIENS
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Clear the slate : ERASE
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Whirl : SPIN
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Ponderosa ___ : PINE
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Brokerage file: Abbr. : ACCT
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Playlet : SKIT
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"Me, myself ___" : ANDI
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Expend : USE

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

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