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New York Times, Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQXZ} This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1117 ( 20,098 )
Across
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Genie's offering : WISH
5
Rascal : SCAMP
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Final Four letters : NCAA
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Tops : AONE
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Video companion : AUDIO
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Cry of surprise : OHMY
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Fast-moving construction machine? : SWIFTCRANE
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Film editor's technique : WIPE
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Sideshow spiel : PATTER
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Set of moral principles : ETHIC
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Sniggled : EELED
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Out of kilter : ASKEW
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Watergate, e.g. : SCANDAL
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John of "Fawlty Towers" : CLEESE
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Insolent : SAUCY
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Hard-to-move painting : MURAL
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Hush-hush org. : NSA
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Agreeable : NICE
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Hemmed in : BESET
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Open a bit : AJAR
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Family : ILK
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Homer hero of '61 : MARIS
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Isn't just a benchwarmer : PLAYS
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Ending with web and sure : FOOTED
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Returns from Venus, say : VOLLEYS
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Displeased look : FROWN
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TV, radio, magazines, etc. : MEDIA
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Comedian Anderson : LOUIE
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Isn't fully upright : STOOPS
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Mouthful of tobacco : CHAW
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Eat pizza? : SWALLOWPIE
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Dance in a circle : HORA
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Home of the brave : TEPEE
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Historic ship : NINA
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Jet black : INKY
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"Awake and Sing!" playwright : ODETS
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Show on the face of it : SEEM
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Yellow jacket : WASP
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Davenport site : IOWA
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Fit of pique : SNIT
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Weight : HEFT
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Like some cows : SACRED
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Mongrel : CUR
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Sought salt : MINED
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Lay man? : POET
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Not at all : NOWISE
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Cowardly Leno? : CHICKENJAY
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Roadie's tote : AMP
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"Certainly, captain!" : AYE
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Minuscule : TEENY
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Campus building : HALL
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Worse, as excuses go : LAMER
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Hard to grasp : ELUSIVE
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Joseph Addison output : ESSAYS
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Becomes frayed : WEARS
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13-Down speaker : SAILOR
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Crazy antic? : CUCKOOLARK
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Trick taker, often : ACE
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One eyeing a canary, maybe : CAT
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Express disdain : SNIFF
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Do some landscaping : RESOD
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Rotten : BAD
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Barley product : ALE
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PC listing : MENU
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Aristotle's teacher : PLATO
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Like most streets : TWOWAY
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Cotton threads : LISLES
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Sounded kittenish : MEWED
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Ratio phrase : ISTO
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Has complete domination over : OWNS
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Ron Howard role : OPIE
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Tar source : PINE
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Coal site : SEAM
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Phi follower : CHI
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Sweets : HON
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Make like : APE
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Rent out : LET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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