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New York Times, Monday, November 25, 2002

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQXY} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Mouthfuls of gum : WADS
5
"Fear of Flying" author Jong : ERICA
10
Flying mammals : BATS
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Side squared, for a square : AREA
15
Outdoor employee at a restaurant : VALET
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Salt Lake City's home : UTAH
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Matt Dillon film based on an S. E. Hinton novel : RUMBLEFISH
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"___ my day!" : MAKE
20
Like some kisses and unlocked bikes : STOLEN
21
Summer in France : ETE
22
Ran, as colors : BLED
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Pennies : CENTS
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Deer hunter's trophy : ANTLERS
27
Airport info: Abbr. : ARR
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Song for two : DUET
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Word before "I told you so!" : SEE
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Ark builder : NOAH
34
Infinitesimal bit : ATOM
36
Disconcert : ABASH
40
"Swan Lake" garb : TUTU
41
___ lazuli : LAPIS
43
Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
44
Response to "Who's there?" : ITSME
46
After-bath powder : TALC
47
Give off : EMIT
48
Diner sandwich : BLT
50
Kind of tolerance : ZERO
52
Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Pertains : APPLIES
57
Relish : SAVOR
59
Bog : MIRE
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Essence : NUB
62
Fruit with a peel : BANANA
65
Tiny bump on a graph : BLIP
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Doofus : STUMBLEBUM
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Swashbuckling Flynn : ERROL
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Choir member : ALTO
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Suffix with luncheon : ETTE
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"Inferno" author : DANTE
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More or ___ : LESS
Down
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The "W" in V.F.W. : WARS
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Stuck in ___ : ARUT
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Political descendants of Thomas Jefferson : DEMOCRATS
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Expensive fur : SABLE
5
Ultimate : EVENTUAL
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Jai alai equipment : CESTA
9
Site of the 2004 Olympics : ATHENS
10
Colorful stinger : BUMBLEBEE
11
"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
12
Greedy one : TAKER
13
Leaves hair here and there : SHEDS
18
Give for a while : LEND
24
Assail : SETAT
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Oolong or pekoe : TEA
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Not pro : ANTI
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Football score of 60-0, say : ROUT
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Stone in a ring : TOPAZ
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Not a good thing to have to eat : HUMBLEPIE
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A long way : MILES
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Praiseworthy : ADMIRABLE
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Pique : SNIT
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Loathe : HATE
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Game with tiles : SCRABBLE
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Whitney of cotton gin fame : ELI
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Got uptight : TENSED
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Like one White House office : OVAL
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Walk about : AMBLE
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Jet controller : PILOT
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Not write cursively : PRINT
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Kama ___ : SUTRA
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Shaq of the N.B.A. : ONEAL
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Scorch : BURN
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Wacky : NUTS
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Old Testament book : AMOS
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Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT

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