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New York Times, Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 19,012 )
Across
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Go soft : MELT
5
Meter reading : FARE
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Stogie : CIGAR
14
Home to billions : ASIA
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"Think nothing ___" : OFIT
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Eyes : OCULI
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Done in desperation : LASTDITCH
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Dismissed : LETGO
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Walk quietly : TIPTOE
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Moray, for one : EEL
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Dele canceler : STET
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Olympic sled : LUGE
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Whippers : LASHERS
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Unlike 1/2 : INTEGRAL
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Equal : PEER
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Mal de ___ : MER
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"Horrible" comics character : HAGAR
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Painter Max : WEBER
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Mars's Greek counterpart : ARES
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Highway behemoths : SEMIS
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Race's finish line : TAPE
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Gin's go-with : TONIC
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Odd-numbered page : RECTO
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Preceded : LED
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Bygone autocrat : CZAR
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Sticks in the snow? : SKIPOLES
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Domains of influence : SPHERES
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Dance unit : STEP
57
"Your Show of Shows" regular : COCA
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___ canto (singing style) : BEL
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Come up with : CREATE
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Arizona home : ADOBE
66
Surfer's stop? : TVCHANNEL
68
Iranian money : RIALS
69
Shredded : TORE
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Gossip tidbit : ITEM
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Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos : FATES
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"Ars amatoria" poet : OVID
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Thomas Hardy heroine : TESS
Down
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Brewery supply : MALT
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Saying "th" for "s" : LISP
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Spill the beans : TATTLE
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Pâté meat : FOIEGRAS
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Back at sea? : AFT
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Houston university : RICE
8
Neighbor of Lucy : ETHEL
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Rank above maj. : COL
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Polar cover : ICESHEET
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Not-so-super bowl? : GUTTERBALL
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"Ragged Dick" author : ALGER
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Major melees : RIOTS
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Moolah : DOUGH
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Drink like a dog : LAP
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Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Use a needle : SEW
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"___ my wit's end!" : IMAT
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Detective Wolfe : NERO
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Attire popular with private eyes : TRENCHCOAT
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Fabrics with metallic threads : LAMES
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"Casablanca" cafe : RICKS
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Sporting blade : EPEE
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Cinergy Field athletes : REDS
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Large : SIZEABLE
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Like letters on shirts : STITCHED
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Geo or Reo : CAR
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Kiri Te Kanawa's milieu : OPERA
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Gray-clad soldier : REB
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Gift-giver's request : OPENIT
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Winter accessory : SCARF
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Lecterns : PODIA
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Argument : SETTO
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Ukrainian city near the Polish border : LVOV
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Prefix with date : ANTE
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Golfers' needs : TEES
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Shade trees : ELMS
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Coveted Scrabble tile : ESS
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Dernier ___ : CRI

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

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