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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1119 ( 19,369 )

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Across
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Coffee, slangily : JAVA
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Elite : CHOSEN
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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Chem. table component : ELEM
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Uproar : OUTCRY
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Sis's sibling : BRO
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Shrill : EARPIERCING
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"The Lord of the Rings" figure : ELF
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Ask too many questions : PRY
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Tiny spot in the ocean : ISLET
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Arduous : BACKBREAKING
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1966 U.S. Open champion Fred : STOLLE
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Actor Greene : LORNE
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Object trivially : CAVIL
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Inopportune : ILLTIMED
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Summer quaffs : ADES
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Basket fiber : ISTLE
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Knot : NODE
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Soap star A ___ : MARTINEZ
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Slight color : TINGE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Like Oreos and doughnuts, often : DUNKED
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Extremely sad : HEARTRENDING
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Certain daisy : OXEYE
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Eggs : OVA
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Dessert in a pan : PIE
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Russian fighter : MIG
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Persuasion : ARMTWISTING
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Yale student : ELI
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Kaput : RUINED
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___ Romeo (sports car) : ALFA
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Sycophant's response : YES
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Sink to the bottom, as sediment : SETTLE
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Trudge : PLOD
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Cherokee maker : JEEP
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Apple spray : ALAR
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Extremely : VERY
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Rock concert equipment : AMP
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Force : COERCE
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Impresario Sol : HUROK
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Like many drugs: Abbr. : OTC
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Biol. or chem. : SCI
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Suffix on north or south : ERN
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Major League player before moving to S.F. : NYGIANT
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÷ symbols : OBELI
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Sen. Specter : ARLEN
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Sound starting "Germany" : SOFTG
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"___ Your Name" (Mamas & the Papas song) : ICALL
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Winding yarn : SKEINING
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Like sore hands : BLISTERY
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One of Santa's team : BLITZEN
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Dinner bread : ROLL
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Trick : SCAM
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"Voila!" : TADA
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Completed : OVER
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Member of an order : MONK
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Nose (out) : EDGE
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Property title : DEED
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Foreword: Abbr. : INTR
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Dried up : SERE
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Crying : INTEARS
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Bluefins : TUNAS
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What ÷ signifies, in math : DIVIDE
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Cozy : HOMEY
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Force out : EXILE
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Auspices : AEGIS
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Carpentry pin : DOWEL
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Hardly the life of the party : PILL
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Dope : INFO
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"Omigosh!" : EGAD
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Parisian street : RUE
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Cambridge sch. : MIT
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It might make molehills out of mountains : TNT
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Dancer's shoe attachment : TAP

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

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