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New York Times, Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 50 Missing: {FJQWXZ} There are unchecked squares Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1102 ( 20,083 )
Across
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Gangster's blade : SHIV
5
Datebook entry: Abbr. : APPT
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Brief news report : RECAP
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Prefix with -batic : AERO
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Detective's discovery : CLUE
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Explode : ERUPT
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Flying irritant : GNAT
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Runners : CANDIDATES
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Pleasingly drawn : ARTISTIC
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E.R. personnel : RNS
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Tuscan home of St. Catherine : SIENA
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Last herb in a Simon & Garfunkel title : THYME
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Clay, after 1964 : ALI
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Cinderella's accompaniers to the ball : COACHMEN
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Caveat emptor phrase : ASIS
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Loll in a tub : SOAK
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Skewered food : KABOB
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Place for a bagel and a schmear : DELI
40
Binge : SPREE
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State bird of Hawaii : NENE
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Area at a river's mouth : DELTA
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Having time on one's hands : IDLE
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Alum : GRAD
47
Zoo baby : TIGERCUB
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Islands welcome : LEI
51
Plastic ___ Band : ONO
52
Half of a 1960's pop quartet : MAMAS
54
Cattle breed : ANGUS
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Bobby of hockey : ORR
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Desperate final effort : LASTGASP
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Where elections are decided : ATTHEPOLLS
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Marc Antony's love, for short : CLEO
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Chemist Pasteur : LOUIS
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Finished second : LOST
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Château ___-Brion wine : HAUT
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Fathered : BEGOT
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LAX listings: Abbr. : ETAS
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Wriggly biters : ASPS
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Short stories they're not : SAGAS
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Rousseau or Matisse : HENRI
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Furious : IRATE
4
Booth, e.g. : VOTINGSITE
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Bank statement no. : ACCT
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Braid of hair : PLAIT
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Obsolescent election item : PUNCHCARDBALLOT
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A Kennedy : TED
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Rustic ... and proud of it : REDNECK
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Notable times : ERAS
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Scene-ending cry : CUT
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Gibbon or orangutan : APE
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Scoreboard nos. : PTS
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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___ Gabriel : SAN
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Rube : YOKEL
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Yellow shade : AMBER
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Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
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Under the covers : INBED
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Beginning of many ship names : USS
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Potential problem with 7-Down : HANGINGCHAD
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Enlarge, as one's lead : ADDTO
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Greet, as a new year : SEEIN
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Volunteer's statement : ILLGO
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Kind of den : OPIUM
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Long fish : EEL
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It's often shared in theaters : ARMREST
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Complain : CARP
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Have a bite : EAT
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Mexican restaurant bowlful : SALSA
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Inaugural balls : GALAS
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Deplete : USEUP
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Dalmatian features : SPOTS
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Perennial battleground state : OHIO
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Retired Atl. fliers : SSTS
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Priestly garb : ALB
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Bath water tester : TOE
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Harbor craft : TUG
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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