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New York Times, Friday, November 23, 2001

Author:
Byron L. Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 19,008 )
Across
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Shrimp : SHORTIE
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"Jeopardy!" contestants, e.g. : ASKERS
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Transports over a slick surface : ICEBOATS
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One of Gabe's "sweathogs," in 70's TV : VINNIE
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Aggressive plugging : BALLYHOO
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News time, maybe : ELEVEN
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It's opposite Juárez : ELPASO
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Great facility : PROWESS
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Parodied : APED
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A community may have one : ETHOS
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Reason for a badge : MERIT
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Part of some e-mail addresses : AOL
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Like some locks : BLOND
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High class?: Abbr. : SRS
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Make a big splash, maybe : BELLYFLOP
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Hard butter? : BILLYGOAT
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Where Indian movies are produced : BOLLYWOOD
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God's first word? : LET
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"It's ___!" : AGIRL
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Dynasty after Ch'in : HAN
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Place to use a lorgnette : LOGE
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Code name : MORSE
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___ for the money : INIT
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Decks out : ATTIRES
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Film statistic : LENGTH
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Protected wildlife : RHINOS
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Tough : BULLYBOY
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Bloody Mary alternative : MIMOSA
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Oil sites : ATELIERS
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Movie preview, essentially : SCENES
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Makes even smoother : RESANDS
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Sellout profiteer : SCALPER
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Support group : HELPERS
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Half a Beatles title : OBLADI
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Rob ___ (Scotch manhattans) : ROYS
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Truckee River source : TAHOE
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Skating silver medalist at Albertville : ITO
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What that is in Toledo : ESO
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Claims : AVERS
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It's raised on a farm : SILO
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Was no dummy : KNEWALOT
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Wrap : ENVELOP
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Chocolate candy brand : RIESEN
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Saw, e.g. : SENSED
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Support group? : IBEAMS
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Squares and such : POLYGONS
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Cries while hunting : TALLYHOS
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Fight to keep the faith : HOLYWAR
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Certain investment, briefly : TBILL
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It may make the cut : BLADE
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3.75 feet, once : ELL
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Rock music's ___ Fighters : FOO
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Reach by drilling : BOREINON
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Great thing to hit : BIGTIME
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Kind of truck : LONGBED
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Revisionists? : EDITORS
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Moon of Saturn : TETHYS
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Some buzzers : ALARMS
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Like Shelley's "Frankenstein" : GOTHIC
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Chinese transliteration system : PINYIN
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Some western scenery : MESAS
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They, in Tours : ELLES
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Picked up : ROSE
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Poet ___ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
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Where to see a round of shots : BAR
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Wildcat's opponent in the 1998 Final Four : UTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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