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New York Times, Friday, November 21, 2003

With 57-Across, story in the offing?

Author:
David Ainslie Macleod
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVWZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Macleod.
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© 2003, The New York Times11/21/03 ( No. 19,736 )
Across
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Farm machine : COMBINE
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Music genre : CALYPSO
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Property recipient : ALIENEE
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One of the Titans : OCEANUS
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Stuff on a bat : PINETAR
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Farm units : BUSHELS
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Top-level worker? : ROOFER
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Didn't remove neatly : TOREOUT
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Altair or Sirius : ASTAR
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Ward on a set : SELA
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Katz of "Hocus Pocus" : OMRI
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Bar hurdles, briefly : LSATS
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"Let me repeat ..." : ISAID
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Skilled enough : UPTOTHETASK
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Course accessory : TEE
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Encl. to an editor : SAE
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Dweller along the Sea of Galilee : ISRAELI
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"Love ___ Ball" (1963 comedy) : ISA
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Bug-eyed ones, for short? : ETS
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Goes against : CONTRADICTS
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Polite word in Potsdam : BITTE
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British rocker Hitchcock : ROBYN
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"Eeew!" : YECH
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X's : CHIS
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Legal, in a way : OFAGE
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Way to the nave : NARTHEX
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With 57-Across, story in the offing? : MURDER
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Response to a knock, perhaps : ITSOPEN
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Xerox competitor : MINOLTA
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Not so rosy : BLEAKER
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Whom Shelley wept for : ADONAIS
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See 52-Across : MYSTERY
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Early Syrian : HITTITE
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Three-time Best Director : CAPRA
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Gallimaufries : OLIOS
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Seat of Ward County, N.D. : MINOT
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Hybrid on the range : BEEFALO
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Space between : INTERSTICE
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Almost here : NEAR
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Kin of -ist : EER
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Some programs are written in it : COBOL
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Legend maker : ACURA
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Suffix with Congo : LESE
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Boors : YAHOOS
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Kind of drill : PNEUMATIC
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Superlatively sexy : SULTRIEST
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Hush-hush W.W. II agcy. : OSS
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Willful woman? : TESTATRIX
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Like some warnings : STERN
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Bits of ingenuity : IDEAS
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Mock phrase of insight : AHSO
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"It's true!" : IKIDYOUNOT
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Start of an expiration notice : USEBY
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One way to wait : PATIENTLY
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Precedent setters : TESTCASES
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Houston hockey team : AEROS
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Concrete section : SLAB
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First : INFRONT
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It may need clearing : THROAT
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Holiday ___ : CHEER
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Any of the three Lancaster kings : HENRY
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He lost to Dwight twice : ADLAI
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"See?" : GETIT
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Make blank : ERASE
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Part of some rtes. : TPKE
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South of France : MIDI
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It acquired Lotus in 1995 : IBM
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Start of a Chinese game : MAH

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

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