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New York Times, Thursday, November 28, 2002

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 19,378 )
Across
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Norway's patron saint : OLAF
5
Racket : CLAMOR
11
Prehistoric : OLD
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It obtains oxygen from water : GILL
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Product of ewe's milk : ROMANO
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___ mater : PIA
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Some federal government income [left only] : ESTATETAXES
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Golfer Woosnam : IAN
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"Louis the Fat" and others : EPITHETS
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Pea or bean : LEGUME
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Candle holders? : CAKES
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Poor : BUM
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Star in astronomy : SAGAN
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Beefed : GRUMPED
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Tank top : TURRET
34
Poke : GOAD
35
"One-horse open sleigh" follower : OER
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Castor's slayer : IDAS
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Two of these are needed to type every answer here except 17- & 59-Across and 11- & 27-Down : HANDS
39
Active : SPRY
40
"Cantar de Mio ___" (Spanish epic poem) : CID
41
Water pit : SUMP
42
Crusty entree : POTPIE
44
Most eager : KEENEST
46
Arrange in tiers : LAYER
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Prehistoric: Abbr. : ANC
48
Miss Brooks player : ARDEN
51
Closet supply : SHEETS
54
The Bahamas' ___ Island : PARADISE
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"Thimble Theatre" sea-dweller : HAG
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Survey [right only] : OPINIONPOLL
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U.R.L. ending : ORG
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Webster's shelfmate : ROGETS
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Brig prisoner, perhaps : AWOL
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Match accumulation: Abbr. : PTS
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Brown ermines : STOATS
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Last call? : TAPS
Down
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Double curve : OGEE
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Topic in speech therapy : LISP
3
Some choir members : ALTI
4
Vagabonds' transportation, maybe : FLATCARS
5
It's wadable : CREEK
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Lenya of "Cabaret" : LOTTE
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Credit card concern : MAX
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Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
10
Future rambler, say : ROSEBUD
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Drug source [right only] : OPIUMPOPPY
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He played Oskar in "Schindler's List" : LIAM
13
Öre spender : DANE
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Lord's worker : THANE
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Unpleasant thing to step on : GUM
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22-Down unit : STICK
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War hero Murphy : AUDIE
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Supermarket stock [left only] : GRADEAEGGS
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Soul searcher? : GOD
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Filer : RASP
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Chill-inducing : EERIE
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Kenmore product : DRYER
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Conclusion starter : THUS
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Econ. figure : GNP
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Qt. or pt. : AMT
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Keep one's hand : STANDPAT
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Zones : SECTORS
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Fake fat : OLEAN
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Las Cruces-to-Santa Fe dir. : NNE
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Snorer's problem, maybe : APNEA
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1989 Grammy winner for "Nick of Time" : RAITT
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Waste matter : DROSS
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Industrial arts class : SHOP
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1988 presidential hopeful : HART
53
Detect : SPOT
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Waterloo's place : IOWA
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Hogwash : SLOP
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Corner pieces : ELLS
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Neil Sedaka's "___ Ape" : IGO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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