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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2015151219278
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52700
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 73, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 113 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 19,755 )
Across
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A lap a minute, e.g. : PACE
5
Graceful bend : PLIE
9
Capital south of Quito : LIMA
13
Norse saint : OLAV
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"___ She Sweet?" : AINT
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Quotation notation : ANON
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Leather finish? : ETTE
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Jump the gun : GETAHEADSTART
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Generally ignored astronomical occurrence : MOONSET
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Token takers : STILES
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"Piece of cake!" : NOPROB
24
One's partner : ONLY
25
Reebok rival : ADIDAS
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Short break? : RANDR
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Genealogist's work : TREE
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PC innards: Abbr. : CPU
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"Concord" Sonata composer : IVES
35
Flip response? : HEADSORTAILS
36
Whispers sweet nothings : COOS
37
Fine points : DETAILS
38
"Okey-doke" : SURE
39
Puts out some hot, swinging music : ROCKS
40
Manilow song setting : COPA
41
Gasbag : TALKER
42
Unwelcome guest : BOOR
44
Marsh plants : HORSETAILS
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Took a look inside : XRAYED
48
Wood cutters : RIPSAWS
51
Exact heavy vengeance : MAKEHEADSROLL
53
Poi party : LUAU
54
Quick points : ACES
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One often asked for an autograph : IDOL
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Outlet option : ACDC
57
E-mailed : SENT
58
Writes : PENS
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Work unit : WEEK
Down
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Elegy, e.g. : POEM
2
Chorus girl : ALTO
3
Tough mode of punishment : CATONINETAILS
4
50/50 chance : EVENODDS
5
On-call gizmos : PAGERS
6
Purposely misinform : LIETO
7
I.R.A. increaser: Abbr. : INT
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Greek vowels : ETAS
9
Bodega patron : LATINO
10
Together : INALL
11
Amusing Amsterdam : MOREY
12
Them, in "Them!" : ANTS
18
Epitaph holder ... or Mick Jagger? : HEADSTONE
20
Have words (with) : SPAR
23
Ballet support : BARRE
25
Wanting water : ARID
26
Humorist Barry : DAVE
28
Sells to the public : RETAILS
30
Bar mitzvah reading : TORAH
31
Where shrimp take a dip : COCKTAILSAUCE
32
Elbow : POKE
33
Cold war inits. : USSR
35
"Careful!" : HEADSUP
36
Picnic dish : COLESLAW
38
Bad losers : SOREHEADS
39
Blacksmith's file : RASP
40
Coquettish in the extreme : COYEST
41
Singing sounds : TRILLS
42
Gird (oneself) : BRACE
43
Solid, as some furniture : OAKEN
45
Sweater synthetic : ORLON
46
Brief holiday? : XMAS
47
Tap trouble : DRIP
49
Go in up to one's ankles : WADE
50
Use a straw : SUCK
52
Laudatory lines : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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