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New York Times, Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Announcement before the listing of flight connections: Abbr.

Author:
Ron O'Hair
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {BJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. O'Hair.
Notepad: The print version of this puzzle has white spaces following 23-Across, between 37- and 39-Across, and preceding 49-Across.
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© 2002, The New York Times11/27/02 ( No. 19,377 )
Across
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Sin city : SODOM
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Ninny : ASS
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On the double : APACE
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"William Tell," e.g. : OPERA
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U.S.N. rank : CPO
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Barroom brawl : MELEE
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Spot of tea? : STAIN
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Medical rarity, these days : HOUSECALL
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Mother deer : DOES
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Mess kit items : UTENSILS
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Adds an answer (with the following space) : FILLSINTHE
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Frozen confection brand : ICEE
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Zed, stateside : ZEE
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Lake ___, source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
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Dyer's need : VAT
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Cattle count : HEAD
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Like a body temperature of 98.6° : NORMAL
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Contest submission (with the following space) : ENTRY
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Unconscious gaze (with the preceding space) : STARE
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False start? : PSEUDO
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Romances : WOOS
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Deli fish : LOX
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Robert and Samuel : MORSES
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Publicity : INK
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Sheryl Crow's "___ Wanna Do" : ALLI
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War games ammo (with the preceding space) : CARTRIDGES
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Whitey, to Yogi : TEAMMATE
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"Shave ___ haircut" : ANDA
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Hold cheap : UNDERRATE
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Take forcibly : USURP
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Dirt : GRIME
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Long. crosser : LAT
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Some lumps : SUGAR
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Church assembly : SYNOD
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Cabinet-level dept. : EPA
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Sporting blades : EPEES
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Castaway's note : SOS
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"x" a box, say : OPT
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Kind of office : DEADLETTER
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Brooks Robinson, for one : ORIOLE
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Lions' prides? : MANES
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Otto's "oh!" : ACH
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Spewed forth : SPOUTED
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Lee side : SOUTH
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"I'll say!" : AMEN
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Iron pumpers develop them : PECS
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Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
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An amoeba has one : CELL
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Snigglers' catches : EELS
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Greet and seat : SEEIN
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Tag info : SIZE
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Time to quit? : FIVEPM
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Playground rejoinder : ICANSO
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Museum-funding org. : NEA
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Prekickoff ritual : TOSS
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Pastels, e.g. : ART
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Like a railroad with narrow tracks : SMALLGAUGE
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King of pop music : CAROLE
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Joan's "Dynasty" role : ALEXIS
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Stevenson fiend : HYDE
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Ukr. neighbor : RUS
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Wayne won one in 1969 : OSCAR
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Listen in on : WIRETAP
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Windsor's prov. : ONT
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Bourbon Street vegetable : OKRA
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Makes sense : ADDSUP
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Dickens title starter : ATALE
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Occupied : INUSE
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Port workhorses : TUGS
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Professor 'iggins : ENRY
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Score after deuce : ADIN
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Exec's note : MEMO
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Wilbur's horse : MRED
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Announcement before the listing of flight connections: Abbr. : ETA
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Telephone trio : PRS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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