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New York Times, Saturday, November 6, 2004

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle Mahowald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQY} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Mahowald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1106 ( 20,087 )

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Across
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An unknown quantity : XAMOUNT
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Early bloomer : WHIZKID
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Try to deal (with) : GRAPPLE
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Serving suggestion : HAVEONE
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Plaintiff : ACCUSER
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Taconite, e.g. : IRONORE
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Land of Opportunity? : MARS
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One who deals with letters : RENTER
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Clipboard alternative : LAP
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Bones to pick : ISSUES
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Support provider : CANE
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Finals preceder : SEMIS
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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Set straight : ALIGN
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What to call un hombre : SENOR
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Preschool activities : BUSRIDES
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Jack accompanier : SPARETIRE
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Draft holder : SCHOONER
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Bright circle? : MENSA
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Get ___ of : AHOLD
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___ Lagos (region of Chile) : LOS
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Subject of James Carville's "... And the Horse He Rode In On" : STARR
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"Great" detective of children's lit : NATE
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Incision maker : LANCET
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Abbr. in some directions : RTE
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Yearbook sect. : JRS
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"Twelve Days of Christmas" group : PIPERS
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Like Spanish "eyes," e.g.: Abbr. : MASC
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Annual Egg Bowl participant : OLEMISS
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"I did no such thing!" : ITSALIE
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___ Pilots, original name of the Milwaukee Brewers : SEATTLE
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Squirts : PEEWEES
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They're left behind : ESTATES
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Previews : TEASERS
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Annual event that includes wakeboarding : XGAMES
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Tokens are taken in them : ARCADES
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Knotty activity : MACRAME
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Symphony, say : OPUS
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It was founded as American Messenger Co. : UPS
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Cards, e.g. : NLERS
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Blessed Mother : TERESA
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Like some conditions : WHITEOUT
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Fast runners : HARES
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"War's Embers" poet Gurney : IVOR
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Kind of state : ZEN
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It's pitched by a pitcher : KOOLAID
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Get-at-able : INRANGE
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Dredges : DEEPENS
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Big hit : NUMBERONE
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Sow bug or wood louse : ISOPOD
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Customer : CLIENT
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Pump part : INSOLE
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Record listing : ARREST
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Functioned : RAN
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___ City (Maxis game) : SIM
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Backslides : RELAPSES
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Sharks' home : SANJOSE
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River crossed by the North Beacon Bridge : CHARLES
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Uncomfortable position : HOTSEAT
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Cake name : SARALEE
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Relatively affected : ARTSIER
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It has entrances and exits : SCRIPT
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Break : RECESS
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Stocking material : LISLE
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Compact name : ESTEE
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Two-time designee as People's Sexiest Man Alive : PITT
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Big mouths : MAWS
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Letters on some N.Y.C. maps : MTA
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Main : SEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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