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New York Times, Thursday, November 13, 2003

Its hymn contains the starts to 17-, 21- and 53-Across

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 186 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2003, The New York Times11/13/03 ( No. 19,728 )
Across
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Use kazoos : HUM
4
Pool sites : SPAS
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Ready for drawing : ONTAP
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Noted Tokyo-born singer : ONO
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Foofaraw : TODO
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Schindler portrayer : NEESON
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Danger from above : AIRRAIDS
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Typos and such : ERRATA
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Deleted, briefly : XDOUT
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Danger on the ground : LANDFIGHT
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Other than this : ELSE
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Euripides drama : MEDEA
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Go bad : ROT
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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Normal rhythmical contraction of the heart : SYSTOLE
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Doctor-turned- synonymist : ROGET
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Longtime "Today" host : LAUER
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Its hymn contains the starts to 17-, 21- and 53-Across : USMARINECORPS
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Creepy one? : SNAIL
40
Humdinger : BEAUT
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Had a big mouth : TOLDALL
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Makes nervous, with "out" : PSYCHS
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Clever : APT
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Untold centuries : AEONS
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Popular restaurant chain, for short : IHOP
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Danger in the ocean : SEABATTLE
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Kite flier's aid : SPOOL
57
Lacking, with "of" : INWANT
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Slangy motto for 35-Across : SEMPERFI
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Raiser of spirits : SEANCE
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Target of some sprays : ODOR
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Morse tap : DIT
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Flood barriers: Var. : DYKES
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Address with the ZIP code 10001 : NYNY
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Holy ones: Abbr. : STS
Down
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Big tricks : HOAXES
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Working : UNIDLE
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Down in the dumps : MOROSE
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P.D.Q. in an O.R. : STAT
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Luau food : POI
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Confuse : ADDLE
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"Alas" : SOSAD
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At a future time : ONEDAY
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Soft ball brand : NERF
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Hatcher of "Lois & Clark" : TERI
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Together : ASAGROUP
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They cause jolts to bolts : POTHOLES
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Jaw : NATTER
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Has regrets : RUES
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Tetley competitor : NESTEA
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El Cid foe : MOOR
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What to sing while skipping : TRALA
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They produce lemons and cherries : SLOTS
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Besmirch : TAR
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Gravy ingredient : GIBLET
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General dir. of the St. Lawrence River : ENE
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Still wrapped up : UNOPENED
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Save : SALTAWAY
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Prefix with day or night : MID
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Coffeehouse orders : CUPS
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Equilibrium : STASIS
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Coffeehouse orders : LATTES
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"Oh, no!" : YIPE
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Pieces of music : CHORDS
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Walk, slangily : HOOFIT
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Cheerleader's feat : SPLITS
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Charles who wrote "Call Me Ishmael" : OLSON
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Disadvantaged : NEEDY
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Plane maneuver : BANK
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Suffix with utter : ANCE
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Light on one's feet : SPRY
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Guy in Jamaica : MON

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

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