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New York Times, Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Home of Middle East Technical University
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RebusScrabblePOWPre‑WSFresh
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Arbesfeld. Wednesday freshness: 61%
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A
2
B
3
A
4
B
5
K
6
E
7
N
8
D
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I
10
A
11
R
12
Y
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N
A
P
A
14
B
I
D
E
15
O
N
C
U
E
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K
N
I
T
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U
N
E
V
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E
N
B
A
R
S
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A
G
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I
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S
M
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M
A
L
T
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D
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R
O
C
K
Y
R
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O
A
D
S
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D
E
25
A
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L
27
A
N
E
28
N
A
B
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A
E
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S
31
M
M
I
32
H
O
P
I
33
N
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I
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D
I
O
M
36
A
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G
38
A
I
N
S
T
T
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H
40
E
G
R
A
I
N
41
D
E
I
T
Y
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H
A
U
N
T
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A
R
R
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M
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I
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D
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N
C
O
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I
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T
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O
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M
E
T
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A
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R
O
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U
G
H
R
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I
D
E
R
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I
N
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T
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N
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R
A
M
O
N
A
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J
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A
G
G
E
D
E
D
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G
E
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P
I
N
T
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E
T
H
I
C
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M
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A
D
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E
D
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B
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S
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I
R
S
68
L
O
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S
© 2002, The New York Times11/6/2 ( No. 19,356 )
Across
1
Common rhyme scheme : ABAB
5
Knowledge : KEN
8
Personal record : DIARY
13
Winemaking county : NAPA
14
Wait : BIDE
15
At the right time : ONCUE
16
Sweater, maybe : KNIT
17
Gymnastics event : UNEVENBARS
19
Illegal hiring practice : AGEISM
21
Soda fountain drink : MALTED
22
Ice cream choices : ROCKYROADS
24
Cause for a handshake : DEAL
27
Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
28
Capture : NAB
29
Loser to D.D.E. : AES
31
Year of Bush's swearing-in : MMI
32
Welcome words to a hitchhiker : HOPIN
34
Colloquialism : IDIOM
36
Possible title for this puzzle : AGAINSTTHEGRAIN
41
Venus or Mars : DEITY
42
Pool hall or neighborhood bar, for some : HAUNT
43
Version of a song: Abbr. : ARR
44
___-Atlantic : MID
47
Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
48
Simpson case judge : ITO
51
Prefix with physical : META
53
Spanish-American War figure : ROUGHRIDER
56
Trainee : INTERN
58
Beverly Cleary character : RAMONA
59
1985 Jeff Bridges/Glenn Close film : JAGGEDEDGE
62
Pub purchase : PINT
63
Value system : ETHIC
64
Honey drink : MEAD
65
Actress Falco : EDIE
66
Best Actress of 1990 : BATES
67
Collectors' org. : IRS
68
Standings stat : LOSS
Down
1
Home of Middle East Technical University : ANKARA
2
Hit loudly and repeatedly : BANGON
3
Individually : APIECE
4
It's a dyeing art : BATIK
5
Thanksgiving gatherers, often : KIN
6
Swelling : EDEMA
7
The Sagebrush State : NEVADA
8
"Stop that!" : DONT
9
Retired for the night : INBED
10
Professor's milieu : ACADEMIA
11
Capek play : RUR
12
"You bet!" : YES
14
Unjust verdicts : BUMRAPS
18
Different : ELSE
20
Instance, for example : SYNONYM
23
Final notice : OBIT
25
Mine, on the Marne : AMOI
26
Draw : LIMN
30
Italian Mrs. : SIGNORA
32
Bomb's opposite : HIT
33
Math ordinal : NTH
35
"___ & the Women" (Altman film) : DRT
36
He raised Cain : ADAM
37
Richard who played 35-Down : GERE
38
Unassailable, as an alibi : AIRTIGHT
39
Pend : HANG
40
Took more tricks than, possibly : EUCHRED
45
Angered : IRED
46
Green stuff : DOREMI
48
1966 Mary Martin/Robert Preston musical : IDOIDO
49
It has its faults : TENNIS
50
Declaims : ORATES
52
1973 Rolling Stones ballad : ANGIE
54
Anesthetized : UNDER
55
Motivate : IMPEL
57
Gumshoes : TECS
59
Brother of George W. : JEB
60
___ glance : ATA
61
Rightmost pedal : GAS

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

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