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New York Times, Saturday, November 13, 2004

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 25 Missing: {Q} Average word length: 6.45 This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1113 ( 20,094 )
Across
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They go before many important rights : LEFTJABS
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Saint-___, France : TROPEZ
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Susceptible to being persuaded : EXORABLE
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Honor : REVERE
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Neaten : SPRUCEUP
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Car models introduced in 1999 : ALEROS
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Superlatively streamlined : SLEEKEST
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Least : MEREST
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"Dynasty" co-star of 1980's TV : FORSYTHE
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Never-ratified cold war agreement : SALTII
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In ___ (stagnant) : ARUT
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They're shown on product packages: Abbr. : WTS
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Keep under wraps : SITON
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Tumbler's dream : TEN
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Later, perhaps : THISEVENING
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Quite a stretch : AEON
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Natural coat : RIME
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Offer faithful companionship : STANDBESIDE
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That señora : ESA
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Hatch in legislative proceedings : ORRIN
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Where skates glide : SEA
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Speak testily : SNAP
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Blue coloring matter : LITMUS
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Sutures, say : CLOSESUP
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Pungent cheese : ASIAGO
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Plenty : OPULENCE
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Idle one : RESTER
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Cry after "Oh, no!" : NOTAGAIN
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Opening on Broadway : ACTONE
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Future licensees may be in it : DRIVERED
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Dawns : STARTS
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Pilots : STEERERS
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Healthful food-ad claim : LESSFAT
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Plumb : EXPLORE
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Precede : FORERUN
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Least likely to betray : TRUEST
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Country singer Ward : JACKY
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Whites' close relatives : BLUSHWINES
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Beethoven's Opus 20 and others : SEPTETS
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Rock haulers : TRAMS
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1967 Engelbert Humperdinck hit : RELEASEME
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Caption above a picture, e.g. : OVERLINE
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Jewelry designer Elsa : PERETTI
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Beach problem : EROSION
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Adding piquancy to : ZESTING
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Modem hookup point : SERIALPORT
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Rock star called the "Motor City Madman" : TEDNUGENT
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Round pin : HOB
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Blockbuster offering, briefly : VID
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DreamWorks employee : ANIMATOR
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Some Toyota Camrys : SOLARAS
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Cut into equal parts, in a way : TRISECT
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One featured in una galería : ARTISTA
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More : SECONDS
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Catch : ENSNARE
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Relatively fresh : SAUCIER
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Subjoins : APPENDS
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Composer of the song "Guantanamera" : SEEGER
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They hurt to touch : SORES
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Belly protrusion : OUTIE
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Kind of wages : SLAVE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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