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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 2003

Tammy Wynette hit "___ I Get It Right"

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Early.
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© 2003, The New York Times12/11/03 ( No. 19,756 )

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Across
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Dashed : TORE
5
Religious community : PARISH
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Flap : ADO
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Film director Reitman : IVAN
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Once did : USEDTO
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Impose : PUT
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Part of an old sock, maybe : MEND
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Start of a quote by John Lennon : LIFEISWHAT
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Work unit : ERG
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Heart of Dixie: Abbr. : ALA
22
French rococo painter Watteau : ANTOINE
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Novelist Jaffe : RONA
26
Bridge support : GIRDER
27
Quote, part 2 : HAPPENSWHILE
30
Site of Greek excavations : AGORA
31
Moola : KALE
32
Thus : SIC
35
Depend : RELY
36
Hall of Fame sportscaster Curt : GOWDY
38
Dull-witted one : DODO
39
"But I heard him exclaim, ___ he ..." : ERE
40
Kelly of "Live With Regis and Kelly" : RIPA
41
Any port in a storm : HAVEN
42
Quote, part 3 : YOUAREMAKING
45
Raise in relief : EMBOSS
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Honored guest's site : DAIS
49
Ike's command in W.W. II : ETO
50
Son of Polonius : LAERTES
52
Alphabet trio : RST
53
Tammy Wynette hit "___ I Get It Right" : TIL
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End of the quote : OTHERPLANS
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Hoof it : HIKE
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Kind of patch : PEA
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Orbital point : APOGEE
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Israeli weapons : UZIS
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Long time : EON
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Outcasts : LEPERS
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Parcel : METE
Down
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Vacation purchase : TIMESHARE
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Rarin' to go : OVEREAGER
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Surveyor's rod : RANGEPOLE
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One may be dead : END
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Fisherman's boot, e.g. : PULLON
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They occupy 30% of the earth's land : ASIANS
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Ring figure, familiarly : REF
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It has a germ : IDEA
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In a closefisted manner : STINGILY
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Fighting : HOSTILE
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Greenfly, for one : APHID
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Rock pioneer ___ Eddy : DUANE
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Musk secreter : OTTER
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Disappeared, with "off" : WORE
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Field : AREA
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Lubberly : AWKWARD
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Peep : PRY
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Was down with : HAD
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Convert to Stalinism : SOVIETIZE
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It makes faces : IDENTIKIT
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Brazzaville residents : CONGOLESE
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Garibaldi, the Liberator of Italy : GIUSEPPE
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W.W. II ration board agcy. : OPA
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U.S. terr., 1861-89 : DAK
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Of a speaker's platform : ROSTRAL
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Biblical verb with "thou" : HAST
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Days of ___ : YORE
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Employee : EARNER
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Department store department : MISSES
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Run away : ELOPE
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San ___ : MATEO
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"Borstal Boy" autobiographer : BEHAN
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Spill : SLOP
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Long time : AGE
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Be busy : HUM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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