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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 2001

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {HJQUZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 19,016 )

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Across
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"The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of" speaker : SAMSPADE
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Some Desi Arnaz offerings : MAMBOS
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Nuts, raisins, dried fruit, etc. : TRAILMIX
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East : ORIENT
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Operator's need : EARPIECE
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Red Jacket's tribe : SENECA
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___ Ben Canaan of "Exodus" : ARI
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Opposite sides : ENEMIES
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Tour Eiffel material : FER
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Will ___ of "High Noon" : KANE
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Active : SPRY
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Refuse transportation : SCOW
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Straws : STALKS
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"___ Me, O Lord" (spiritual) : TIS
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Obsidian, once : LAVA
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Banded rock : GNEISS
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Certain gang member : BIKER
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Getting the point : SCORING
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Romeo and Juliet, e.g. : ELOPERS
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Flat sign : TOLET
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Dwell (on) : OBSESS
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Like some outlets : ACDC
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___-Prest Levi's : STA
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Sharpshooters' needs : SCOPES
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Org. for Lord Robertson : NATO
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Marbles game : MIBS
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Narthex neighbor : NAVE
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Seventh-century date : DCI
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Luxury home features : WETBARS
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Yom ___ (Jewish holiday) : TOV
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Part of a horse : POMMEL
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Slogan of '56 : ILIKEIKE
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The O's play in it : ALEAST
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Source of a couch potato's potatoes? : TVDINNER
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Wheel of Fortune et al. : TAROTS
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Precedent setter : TESTCASE
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Big pieces of tuna : STEAKS
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Famous debarking locale : ARARAT
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Place for slips : MARINA
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Several drops : SIP
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Knee bend : PLIE
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Grace period? : AMEN
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Cubes : DICES
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Gives immunity to : EXEMPTS
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Wanders about : MOSEYS
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Harmonia's father : ARES
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Compass meas. : MIN
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Pictures in a Mr. Universe calendar : BEEFCAKE
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Glance : ONCEOVER
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1977 Best Picture nominee : STARWARS
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Official blooms of Tennessee : IRISES
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"Apostolados" artist : ELGRECO
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Gets into quickly : SLIPSON
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Furrow : KNIT
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One in 100: Abbr. : SEN
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Catch phrase? : IGOTIT
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Pear type : BOSC
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Not draw : STANDPAT
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"The global high sign" sloganeer, once : COCACOLA
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Veteran : OLDTIMER
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"___ Girls" : LES
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Novel set in the fictional town of Zenith : BABBITT
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Refines : SMELTS
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Film : PATINA
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Calls up : EVOKES
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Stern : SEVERE
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Unguent : SALVE
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___ Bank : WEST
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Relieves : RIDS
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Child's play, perhaps : SKIT
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Red Army chief : MAO
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Letter abbr. : ENC

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later.

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