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New York Times, Thursday, November 29, 2001

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Note: Across Lite will consider a correct solution to 36-Across to be XXX.
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1129 ( 19,014 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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___ Hall : SETON
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Trudge : PLOD
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Site of many walls : MAZE
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2002 Olympics venue : PROVO
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"___ mouse!" : EEKA
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Brickworker : LAYER
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"Zounds!" : EGAD
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Money maker : MINT
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Suffix with origin : ATOR
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Do this if 36-Across is two letters : SKIPASPACE
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These go in 36-Across : YOURINITIALS
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Rate ___ (be perfect) : ATEN
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B.O. sign : SRO
27
Bro or sis : SIB
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DDT target : TSETSE
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A score : TWENTY
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Pepsi-like : SWEET
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??? : XXX
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Prepare (for) : BRACE
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"Giant" animals : PANDAS
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Gets it, apparently : LAUGHS
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Microfilmer, maybe : SPY
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Sportage maker : KIA
44
Antique show sign : SOLD
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Like this puzzle, when 36-Across is filled in : PERSONALIZED
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Your description of 36-Across : MYMONOGRAM
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Wrest : TEAR
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Orthogonally moving piece : ROOK
55
Pacific explorer : COOK
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It's spotted in the West : PINTO
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Australia's Lake ___ : EYRE
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Test course obstacle : CONE
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The "m" in m.o. : MODUS
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One who's not a procrastinator : DOER
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Lingering effect : ODOR
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Responds peevishly : SNAPS
Down
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Spread : SPLAY
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Inspiration for poets and musicians : ERATO
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Appropriate dedication for this puzzle : TOYOU
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Too popular : OVERRATED
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And not : NOR
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Examine slyly : PEEKIN
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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Congo forest dwellers : OKAPIS
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Duchamp works : DADAART
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Doctors call it parotitis : MUMPS
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Met selection : ARIA
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Kind of sulfide : ZINC
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Renaissance family name : ESTE
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Old knife : SNEE
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Pitcher's change-up : SLOWBALL
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Reply to a seat seeker : ITSTAKEN
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Minor setback : SNAG
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Septennial problem? : ITCH
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Tournament passes : BYES
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Recipe abbr. : TSPS
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Trade : SWAP
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Extensive knowledge : ERUDITION
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Hot, dry wind : SIROCCO
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The good earth? : LOAM
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At least equal : ASGOOD
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One who cleans drains : SNAKER
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Hearth tool : POKER
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Town near Bangor : ORONO
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Title locale in a 1937 Ronald Colman film : ZENDA
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Devour : EATUP
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Waste : DROSS
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Wilbur's charge in 60's TV : MRED
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Subject of a 1930's fad : YOYO
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"Don't stop" : MORE
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U.K. leaders : PMS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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