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New York Times, Friday, November 15, 2002

Singer known as the "Little Sparrow"

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JVY} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 2002, The New York Times11/15/02 ( No. 19,365 )
Across
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"Huh?" : WHATTHE
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Sprite alternative : FRESCA
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Snobbish : HIGHHAT
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Show surprise over : BLINKAT
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Supposed life prolongers : ELIXIRS
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Swimmer's fear : RIPTIDE
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Map line: Abbr. : LAT
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Words before a reprimand : SEEHERE
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Item in Mendel's lab : PEA
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Singer known as the "Little Sparrow" : PIAF
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Play catcher, say : SQUAT
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They may get shots frequently : SOTS
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Niñas, e.g.: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Proof letters : QED
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Water park feature : CHUTE
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Kind of silence : EERIE
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Collapse : DEFLATE
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Mantle : WRAP
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Hold : DEEM
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Come out of the blue? : CHEERUP
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"Jazz From Hell" Grammy winner : ZAPPA
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Seniors, say : CLASS
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Partner of Imogene : SID
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Kind of motel : ROACH
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Unwanted buildup : LINT
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"Go ahead, ask" : SHOOT
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Spread selection : OLEO
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Years, to Yves : ANS
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Indy legend : ALUNSER
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Child-care writer LeShan : EDA
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It'll do for now : STOPGAP
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Mistakenly : INERROR
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Underwater missile : POLARIS
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Entertainer seen on MSNBC : DONIMUS
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Strand, in a way : SNOWIN
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Without variety : ONENOTE
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Babes in the woods : WHELPS
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Writer Belloc : HILAIRE
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Convulse : AGITATE
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1971 sci-fi film "___ 1138" : THX
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"How's ___?" : THIS
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Leporine leapers : HARES
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And those following: Abbr. : ETSEQQ
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Mae West, notably : FLIRT
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Fully prepared (for) : RIPE
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Characterized by: Suffix : ENT
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Leave secretly : SKIPOUT
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Brownie, a few years later : CADETTE
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Chilling, so to speak : ATEASE
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Like some pork chops : BREADED
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Many-___ : HUED
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California is in it : FARWEST
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Suave, say : SHAMPOO
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Pedigree figures : SIRES
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Unmistakable : CLEAR
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It sticks out at the side : EAR
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Tasseled topper : FEZ
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Exercises you're prone to do : PUSHUPS
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New York's first governor : CLINTON
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Film foe of Boba Fett : HANSOLO
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Semistable subatomic particle : PION
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Capital on the Tyrrhenian Sea : PALERMO
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Beat easily : ACEDOUT
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Parts of some envelopes : CLASPS
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Hoedown move : DOSIDO
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Scratchy : HOARSE
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Like Grendel : SLAIN
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Part of some joints : TENON
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Prefix with business : AGRI
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French author ___ Bazin : RENE
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Manhandle : PAW
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Fraction of a sen : RIN

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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