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New York Times, Thursday, November 20, 2003

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 187 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1120 ( 19,735 )
Across
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Christmas poem opener : TWAS
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Oscars' org. : AMPAS
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"This is ___ for Superman!" : AJOB
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Moderate : EASE
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One not user-friendly? : NARCO
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Locks in a barn? : MANE
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Big man in Sherwood Forest : LITTLEJOHN
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"Do it just for me," e.g. : PLEA
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W.W. II command: Abbr. : ETO
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Agreeing (with) : ATONE
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Deli display : MEATS
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Worked with rattan : CANED
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Fancy entrance : REDCARPET
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Life lines? : OBIT
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A whole lot : OCEANS
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Term of address, in urban slang : MISTA
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Completely puzzled : ATSEA
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Villain in the story named by the starts of 17-, 25-, 47- and 57-Across : THEBIGBADWOLF
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Opposite of wasted : OBESE
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Bloodcurdling : SCARY
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Low-heeled, wing-tip shoe : BROGUE
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Affectedly quaint, in England : TWEE
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Surviving, as a tough situation : RIDINGOUT
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Some fruits : POMES
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Like many movies nowadays : ONDVD
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Wind instruments : OBOES
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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One of a British group : ISLE
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Con artist : HOODWINKER
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City NNW of Madrid : LEON
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Half of an old comedy duo : OLLIE
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Noodle : BEAN
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Items for a transportation museum, now : SSTS
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Airport signs : GATES
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Folksinger Guthrie : ARLO
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Modern industry classification : TELECOM
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"Be patient" : WAITABIT
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Flabbergast : ASTONISH
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Position : SET
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Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
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Declaration of education : MAJOR
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Belly down : PRONE
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Was sore : ACHED
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II or III, say : SON
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Current amount : AMPERE
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Capital of Veracruz : JALAPA
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Time in the early afternoon : ONETEN
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Zoo attractions : BEASTS
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Schoolboy : LAD
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Parakeets' kin : MACAWS
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Sermon ender? : ETTE
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Like military academies, today : COED
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Be plentiful : ABOUND
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Time of one's life : AGE
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Cookbook meas. : TBS
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MS. enclosure : SAE
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"___ to differ" : IBEG
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Twice tetra- : OCTO
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One faced with many bills : LAWMAKER
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Restaurant comp : FREEMEAL
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"Don't evade the question!" : YESORNO
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Grills, as steaks : BROILS
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Shampooing stages : RINSES
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Eighty shares of stock, maybe : ODDLOT
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Presumed facts : GIVENS
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Alley Oop's lady : OOOLA
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Letter-shaped hardware : UBOLT
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"It's ___ for!" ("I love it!") : TODIE
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Tire abbr. : PSI
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Cote inhabitants : EWES
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Be greedy about : HOG
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Court letters? : NBA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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