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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 2003

Skip the usual wedding preparations

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Greenman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Greenman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times12/1/03 ( No. 19,746 )
Across
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Slacken : ABATE
6
Disparaging remark : SLUR
10
Dog ___ (G.I. identifiers) : TAGS
14
Speeder's bane : RADAR
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Sukiyaki ingredient : TOFU
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Shortly : ANON
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Divorce mecca : RENO
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Like doggerel, often : SINGSONG
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Chamber group, maybe : SEPTET
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Make the first moves, in dancing : LEAD
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Former Italian money : LIRA
26
Dogie catchers : ROPERS
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Game with an onomatopoeic name : PINGPONG
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Frigid : ICY
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Company with a once-famous catalog : SEARS
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Mister in Mexico : SENOR
37
Ripsnorter : LULU
39
Chastise : SCOLD
41
Country music's McEntire : REBA
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Skip the usual wedding preparations : ELOPE
44
Stagnant : INERT
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Sitcom alien : ALF
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Crackpot : DINGDONG
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Little fjord : ARMLET
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Went off, as a bell : RANG
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IV + IV : VIII
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Grand ___ (island east of Florida) : BAHAMA
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Film sensation of 1933 : KINGKONG
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Wished undone : RUED
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Remained in bed : LAIN
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Shortwave, e.g. : RADIO
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___ Lackawanna Railroad : ERIE
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Watch at a strip club, maybe : OGLE
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Voting district : WARD
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Hair goops : GELS
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Red Sea parter : MOSES
Down
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Mars' counterpart : ARES
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Island near Java : BALI
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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What a comb undoes : TANGLE
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Pencil features : ERASERS
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Witness-box : STAND
7
Men's jacket size : LONG
8
Martian's craft, for short : UFO
9
Takes to the station house : RUNSIN
10
Roofing base : TARPAPER
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Help in piracy, e.g. : ABET
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Heredity carrier : GENE
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Piggy-bank aperture : SLOT
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Desert stops : OASES
23
Metric work units : ERGS
25
Stocking material : LISLE
26
Angry, with "up" : RILED
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Latin eyes : OCULI
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Aircraft course marker : PYLON
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Fork tine : PRONG
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Tatum of Tinseltown : ONEAL
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Chivalrous : NOBLE
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Add on, as to a plant : GRAFT
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Making a hole in one : ACING
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Moved to first class : UPGRADED
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Bathtub feature : DRAIN
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
45
Any three-letter sequence : TRIGRAM
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Where to find a bump, in a phrase : ONALOG
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Gilbert & Sullivan work, with "The" : MIKADO
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Grape holders : VINES
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Beer or ale : BREW
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Mystique : AURA
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Estate receiver : HEIR
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"A View to a ___" (Bond film) : KILL
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Chances : ODDS
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Cairo's waterway : NILE
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Travels : GOES
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A dog's ___ (long spell) : AGE

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