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New York Times, Friday, November 28, 2003

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 19,743 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Question to the cook : ISITSOUPYET
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Something to bank on : ATM
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Nuts : NOTALLTHERE
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Item used in a balancing act? : TEE
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Teatro Colón locale : BUENOSAIRES
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Data-sharing syst. : LAN
19
Plane crasher in "Catch-22" : ORR
20
Sci-fi author Frederik : POHL
21
One of the four Evangelists : STMARK
23
Provincial capital SW of Beijing : XIAN
25
Busts : NABS
27
Lint-collecting material : SERGE
28
Bandleader Skinnay ___ : ENNIS
30
Youngster from 17-Across : NINO
32
"A Summer Place" co-star : EGAN
33
Army HQ bigwig : SGTMAJ
35
Diapers, in Devon : NAPPIES
37
"Been there, done that" feeling : BLAH
39
Fertilizer choice : PEAT
40
War of words : POLEMIC
43
Ex ___ (from nothing) : NIHILO
47
Be on the way out : WANE
48
They provide contours : BRAS
50
Ornamentation : DECOR
51
Shocked ... shocked! : AGASP
53
Airport conveyance : TRAM
55
___ Pahlavi, former shah : REZA
56
Rather : SORTOF
58
Capping : ATOP
60
Suffix with child : REN
61
Stink : ADO
62
Defeating in a tournament : ELIMINATING
65
Francis Poulenc's "Le ___ masqué" : BAL
66
Hit back : TAKEREVENGE
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Atlas abbr. : ISL
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Versatile opener : SKELETONKEY
Down
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Where papers may sit : INBOXES
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Turning bad : SOURING
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Repeating : ITERANT
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Let have it : TAN
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Undesirable serving : SLOP
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"The Maximus Poems" writer Charles ___ : OLSON
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Mormon, often : UTAHAN
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Host of TV's top-rated program of 1999-2000 : PHILBIN
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"Quit ___ joshin'!" : YER
10
Start of a Cockney toast : ERES
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Battery units : TESTS
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Unlocated : ATLARGE
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Nonlethal weapon : TEARGAS
14
"Beauty and the Beast" score composer Alan : MENKEN
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"Nor I," informally : MEEITHER
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Least lumbering : NIMBLEST
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Go postal : SNAP
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Sign in a store window : SALE
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Sign in a store window : OPEN
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Architectural upright : JAMB
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Settled : PAID
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"Sugar Lips" jazzman : HIRT
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Some shrines : PAGODAS
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Smoking, so to speak : ONAROLL
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Kind of corn : CARAMEL
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It may be in an arena : ICERINK
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Cough queller : LOZENGE
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Pumpkin-ish : ORANGEY
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Condiment that can make the eyes water : WASABI
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Molière's "The Miser," e.g. : SATIRE
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Masters and Jonson : POETS
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Colleague of Sisley : MONET
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___ jacket : FLAK
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Peacock constellation : PAVO
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"South Park" boy : IKE
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It's an honor : TEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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