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New York Times, Thursday, November 8, 2001

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" writer

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 143 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2001, The New York Times11/8/01 ( No. 18,993 )
Across
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Total : ADDUPTO
8
Sleepers : PAJAMAS
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Shiraz resident : IRANIAN
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Early Christian : APOSTLE
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Dance floor request : MAYICUTINPLEASE
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Airport northwest of LAX : SFO
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Poor dancer : STIFF
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Poi-producing plants : TAROS
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___ time : ATNO
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Whittle : PARE
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Skater Lipinski : TARA
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" writer : TSELIOT
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First name on Broadway, 1951 : YUL
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Rarer than rare : RAW
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Knucklehead : MORON
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Odysseus, to the Cyclops Polyphemus : NOMAN
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Name whose reading hints at 17- and 59-Across : CONNECTICUT
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"___ and the Pussycats" (2001 movie) : JOSIE
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Is extremely cool, slangily : ROCKS
41
Peaked : WAN
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Have a bawl : CRY
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In addition : BESIDES
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Platter player : HIFI
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Responsive to the helm, in nautical lingo : YARE
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Time out? : COMA
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___ decent living : EARNA
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Is defeated : LOSES
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Cabin bed : COT
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Power broker? : ELECTRICUTILITY
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Actress Day of "Foreign Correspondent" : LARAINE
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Snake in the grass : RATTLER
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Naps, in Nogales : SIESTAS
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Escape artists : ELUDERS
Down
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Draws a bead on : AIMSAT
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Preliminary write-ups : DRAFTS
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The start of something : DAYONE
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Prefix with valve : UNI
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Shots, for short : PICS
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Tight : TAUT
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Walking quietly : ONTIPTOE
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Make schnitzel, e.g. : PANFRY
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Software program, briefly : APP
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Shock : JOLT
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"Save me ___" (movie request) : ASEAT
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Bibl. landing site : MTARARAT
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One who's back in the pack : ALSORAN
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Go up and down : SEESAW
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"___ body meet ..." : IFA
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Actor Edward James ___ : OLMOS
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One of the Kennedys : EUNICE
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Greek column type : IONIC
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Pig-headed : ORNERY
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Canal features : LOCKS
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A.T.M.-making co. : NCR
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"Sweet and healing medicine of troubles": Horace : MUSIC
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Colleague : CONFRERE
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"Of course ..." : TOBESURE
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Handball relative : JAIALAI
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Crate that runs : WHEELS
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Some Ivy Leaguers : YALIES
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Easy to control : DOCILE
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Ham on stage : EMOTER
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Mates for forest nymphs : SATYRS
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Onetime empire builders : INCAS
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Sinbad's bird : ROC
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Fighting : ATIT
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Abbreviated Latin phrase : ETAL
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In ___ (where found) : SITU
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Cytoplasm material : RNA
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Inc., abroad : LTD

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

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