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New York Times, Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Author:
M. Francis Vuolo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Vuolo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Vuolo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1111 ( 19,726 )

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Across
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Quirky habits : TICS
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Ars longa, ___ brevis : VITA
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Toward the stern : ABAFT
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Wax-covered cheese : EDAM
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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"Stompin' at the ___" : SAVOY
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Bug spray : REPELLENT
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Hollywood Walk of Fame sights : STARS
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Hancock Tower architect : IMPEI
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"... baked in ___" : APIE
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A musical Jackson : TITO
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"Lord of the Rings" actor : IANMCKELLEN
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Windbag's output : HOTAIR
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"Take this!" : HERE
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At the drop of ___ : AHAT
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Stage opening : ACTI
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Speck in the ocean : ISLET
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Original "Star Trek" actress : NICHELLENICHOLS
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Boarded : GOTON
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Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
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Creative spark : IDEA
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Farm sounds : MOOS
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Enter the picture : APPEAR
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Short or long, in phonetics : VOWELLENGTH
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Plug of tobacco : CHAW
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One-named New Ager : ENYA
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Straight: Prefix : ORTHO
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Jewish sectist : HASID
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2001-2 sitcom, or an apt title for this puzzle, with "The" : ELLENSHOW
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Really steamed : IRATE
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Sounds of sorrow : SOBS
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Useful item : TOOL
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Hikers' routes : PATHS
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Piece of cake : SNAP
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Org. whose workers may be left carrying the bag : USPS
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Same, in footnotes : IDEM
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Andy in the funnies : CAPP
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Hook's underling : SMEE
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Kilmer of "The Doors" : VAL
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"That is to say ..." : IMEAN
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News hr., maybe : TENPM
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Unfriendly to Beijing : ANTICHINA
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Beast of burden : ASS
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It may have the name of a state : BATTLESHIP
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Strong point : FORTE
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Iron Mike : TYSON
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Chapter 53 : LIII
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___ out (just manage) : EKE
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Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
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McCormack of "Will & Grace" : ERIC
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Suspend : HANG
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John Glenn's state : OHIO
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Diplomat's asset : TACT
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Handling comfortably : ATHOMEWITH
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Proximity : CLOSENESS
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Pro ___ (for now) : TEM
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Miner's strike : LODE
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Home of Zeno : ELEA
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Bygone despot : TSAR
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Organic compound : ENOL
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___ the finish : INAT
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Ring cheer : OLE
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Sound: Prefix : PHON
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TV screening device : VCHIP
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Tara family name : OHARA
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Attended : WASAT
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Stocking material : NYLON
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Emperor after Nero : GALBA
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Queue after Q : RSTU
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Pres. Jefferson : THOS
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Earring style : HOOP
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Hooters : OWLS
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___ Plaines : DES
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John Edward's supposed ability : ESP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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