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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 19,391 )
Across
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Out of business : SHUT
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Like lions : MANED
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Eyes : ORBS
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Singer Amos : TORI
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Celebrity's concern : IMAGE
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Tide variety : NEAP
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Pg. in a photocopier : ORIG
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Kind of chart : NATAL
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Paul feminizer : ETTE
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Thought favorably of : WASHIGHON
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Magnate : BARON
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Like most N.B.A. stars : TALL
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Marzipan ingredient : ALMOND
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"Prove it!" : SHOWME
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Learned one : SAGE
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Leonardo da Vinci's "___ and the Swan" : LEDA
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"Heroic Stanzas," for one : DRYDENWORK
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Rainbow: Prefix : IRIDO
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"Exodus" hero ___ Ben Canaan : ARI
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TV's ___ Gillis : DOBIE
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Putting the squeeze on : PRESSURING
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Realm : AREA
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Trying experience : ORDEAL
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Quit : RESIGN
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Siouan people : OTOE
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Con ___ (lovingly) : AMORE
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Gimcracks : FOLDEROLS
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Kudrow of "Friends" : LISA
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Fictional ringbearer : FRODO
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Ridge on a guitar neck : FRET
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Map : PLAT
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Extend : RENEW
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Mr. of 19th-century fiction : HYDE
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Hanker (for) : YEARN
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Where the Rhone and the Saône meet : LYON
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Put aboard : STOW
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Round dance : HORA
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Penny pinchers : TIGHTWADS
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Was sociable at a party : MINGLED
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"___ and the Night Visitors" : AMAHL
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Growing alliance : NATO
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New York archbishop Edward : EGAN
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Viña ___ Mar : DEL
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Late bedtime : ONEAM
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Like bell-bottoms : RETRO
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Conductor's wand : BATON
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Be the opposite of 4-Down : SPEND
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"___ a Rock" (1966 hit) : IAM
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Amalgam : BLEND
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Time in history : AGE
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Boo-boo : SLIP
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German "Mr." : HERR
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Cartoon dog : ODIE
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Mideast land : SYRIA
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Situation favoring the server : ADIN
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Hard to find : RARE
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Awe-inspiring : WONDERFUL
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Theater award : OBIE
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Meter maid of song : RITA
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It goes from stem to stern : KEEL
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River that feeds the Missouri : OSAGE
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Samovar : URN
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Was natural and unrestrained, slangily : GOTDOWN
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Caviar : ROE
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Designer Lauren : RALPH
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Watson of "Gosford Park" : EMILY
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1960 Everly Brothers hit : SOSAD
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Angry : IRATE
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Closer to retirement : OLDER
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Lacking plans : FREE
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Paris taxi destination, maybe : ORLY
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He's seen late : LENO
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Hockey great Mikita : STAN
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Swelter : FRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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