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New York Times, Friday, November 22, 2002

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1122 ( 19,372 )
Across
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How sponges eat? : FORFREE
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Annual Honolulu event : PROBOWL
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Tickled ones : IVORIES
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Procrastinator's comeuppance, perhaps : LATEFEE
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"Move on already!" : LETITGO
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Ally in the war in Kosovo : ALBANIA
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Least polished : CRUDEST
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Patriarchs : NESTORS
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Is dependent (on) : HANGS
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Times before : EVES
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Art subject : NUDE
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Third planet from die Sonne : ERDE
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Vein pursuits? : ORES
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Unlikely grant giver : MISER
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Sellout : SMASHHIT
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Merry-andrews : JOKERS
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Cable channel for old flicks : AMC
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One in pigtails : GAL
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Sharp : SNAZZY
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Founder of historical materialism : KARLMARX
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"It's safe ___ ..." : TOSAY
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Turns down, in a way : DIMS
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Yard sales? : ALES
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Nouveau Mexique, e.g. : ETAT
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One may be fractured : BONE
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Sprinter Rudolph : WILMA
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Coming out party? : PAROLEE
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Sub : STANDIN
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Pea-___ (thick fogs) : SOUPERS
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Katherine of TV's "Soap" : HELMOND
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Get out of the habit of : UNLEARN
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Seat of Orange County : ORLANDO
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Glimpses, as a Christmas gift : PEEKSAT
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Seinfeldesque quality : WRYNESS
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Cops : FILCHES
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Like some swimming strokes : OVERARM
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Capitol construction : ROTUNDA
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Raid targets : FRIDGES
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Priests' performances : RITES
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Mind readers?: Abbr. : EEGS
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Shrouded in mystery : ESOTERIC
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American inventory : PLANES
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Breathing anomalies : RALES
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Some wagering parlors, briefly : OTBS
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Nonsquare : BEATNIK
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Futile : OFNOUSE
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More outlandish : WEIRDER
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Some car shoppers : LEASERS
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Spot checker? : VET
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"Good heavens!" : OHMY
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Tough companion? : MOLL
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Like some recollections : HAZY
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Cannery row? : JARS
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It may feature a spinning wheel : GAMESHOW
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Accelerates : STEPSUP
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Zip : NOTAONE
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Ordinarily : ASARULE
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1952 Olympic marathon winner Emil : ZATOPEK
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People in a tree? : KIN
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Go-to guy : MAINMAN
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Through : ALLDONE
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Cues : REMINDS
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Love letters? : XSANDOS
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"Who ___?" : DOESNT
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"It ain't over till it's over" speaker : BERRA
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Astronaut Schirra : WALLY
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Spots for meadowlarks : LEAS
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Okla., before 1907 : TERR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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