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New York Times, Thursday, November 27, 2003

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 19,742 )
Across
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Thick, creamy soup : POTAGE
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Certain heating fuel : COALGAS
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Freezing : ICECOLD
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Border lake : ONTARIO
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Not a substitute : STARTER
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Lean Cuisine target market : DIETERS
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Inspect like a trooper? : CASEONESSTATE
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Playwright Ensler of "The Vagina Monologues" : EVE
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Egyptian symbol of power : ASP
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Final Commandment : TENTH
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Pops : SODAS
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Whiskey ___ : SOUR
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Prefix with cycle : TRI
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Dine : SUP
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Into something quite a way : KNEEDEEP
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Guarantee time off? : PROMISEABREAK
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Entree eaten with a spoon : BEEFSTEW
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Blubber : SOB
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Ninny : ASS
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Do laps : SWIM
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Show place : STAGE
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Less : NOTAS
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Pull : TOW
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Kenny G's instrument : SAX
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Change one's acrobatic routine? : SWITCHTHEFLIP
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Queens neighborhood : ASTORIA
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"Here, try this" : HAVEONE
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Poor players under pressure : CHOKERS
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Certain train car : SLEEPER
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Like words in a magazine or newspaper : TYPESET
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Firstborn : ELDEST
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Sign of winter : PISCES
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Book size : OCTAVO
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Razzed : TEASED
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1/640 square mile : ACRE
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Basic computer command : GOTO
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"Maria ___" (Jimmy Dorsey #1 hit) : ELENA
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New England catch : CODS
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Attending to the case : ONIT
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Really bothered : ATEAT
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Caffe ___ : LATTE
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Drink in a Chinese restaurant : GREENTEA
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Show on TV : AIR
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It's sometimes written in the sand : SOS
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Uniform : DRESS
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Talked to : SPOKEWITH
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Long hike : TREK
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When repeated, start of a cheer : HIP
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Up until : ASOF
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Totals : SUMS
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Spanish article : UNA
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Robert E. Lee's men : REBS
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Absolute worst : PITS
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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You're strapped when you're in it : DEBT
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Bit of Mexican bread : PESO
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Turnpike sight : RESTSTOP
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Follow a pattern, in a way : SEW
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Kick out : BAN
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Wool lovers : MOTHS
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Diagonally : ASLOPE
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William who founded Mad magazine : GAINES
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Whiz : EXPERT
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Came to : AWOKE
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Fathers : SIRES
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Use a harpoon : WHALE
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Wear down : TIRE
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Throw : CAST
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Motorcyclist Knievel : EVEL
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Chicken kernels? : FEED
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With 62-Down, be demure : ACT
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See 61-Down : SHY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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