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New York Times, Saturday, November 29, 2003

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1129 ( 19,744 )

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Across
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They come in fits : SOBS
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Insurer's file: Abbr. : ACCT
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Firmly add on : GRAFT
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Take ___ (rest) : ANAP
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Ethnic cuisine : THAI
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Kitchen gadget : RICER
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Writer Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Harshman : MARV
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Skirt : EVADE
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Big job for a teller : SAGA
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Prefix with industry : AGRO
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Turns over : CEDES
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___-deucey (game) : ACEY
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Games that go into overtime : NAILBITERS
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Squalled : CRIED
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Actress Hyams of 1920's-30's film : LEILA
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Common female middle name : MAE
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Popular toys since 1961 : KENDOLLS
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1969 N.B.A. M.V.P. who played for the Bullets : UNSELD
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Hot : ONASTREAK
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Work the room : HOBNOB
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D- : HORRIBLE
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Old war zone: Abbr. : ETO
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Antiquarian's stock : TOMES
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Escalator feature : TREAD
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Turned state's evidence : COOPERATED
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Wagner soprano : ELSA
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Representative : TOKEN
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"___ ask you!" : NOWI
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Baglets : SACS
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___ once : ALLAT
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Edge : TRIM
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Port near Mascara : ORAN
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"Don't You Know" hitmaker, 1959 : REESE
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Bad spots : ACNE
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Make a decision : RULE
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Triglyceride, e.g. : ESTER
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Mothers and daughters : SHES
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Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Tale of ___ Saltan" : TSAR
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Bumbler : SADSACK
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Quite a lot : ONEACRE
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Show no respect for privacy : BARGEIN
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Like some pesticides : SPRAYEDON
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Hindu soul : ATMAN
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Two murals at the Met : CHAGALLS
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Is in love vainly : CARRIESTHETORCH
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Danish tourist attraction : TIVOLI
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Some vase decorations : GRECIANART
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Pin : RIVET
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It's far removed from the real world : ACADEME
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Furniture style of the early 1800's : FEDERAL
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In braids : TRESSED
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Further down : BLUER
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Warning sign : DONOTENTER
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British party : LABOR
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Vacation destination : SKIRESORT
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Certain Zinfandel : ROSEWINE
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Big tract : HECTARE
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Peter and others : OTOOLES
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Small tract : BOOKLET
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The Dnieper flows through it : BELARUS
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House of Milan : LASCALA
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Star of "The Bronx Zoo" : EDASNER
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Rays : MANTAS
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Food in a nursery rhyme : PEASE
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Small change : DIMES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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