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New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQV} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 19,027 )
Across
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Like a melon : JUICY
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Be itinerant : ROAM
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One who's driving on air? : CBER
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Top mark : APLUS
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Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
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Take on : HIRE
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Telephone the catalog merchant Bean at midnight? : CALLLLLATE
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Census data : AGES
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Record label known for compilations : KTEL
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Pencil holder, at times : EAR
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President-___ : ELECT
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Physics unit : ERG
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Select a 1918 Billy Murray song? : PICKKKKKATY
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Chinese restaurant flower : TEAROSE
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Fix : RIG
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Costa del ___ : SOL
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Baseball's Bud : SELIG
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Succor : AID
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Fast jets for a top banana? : BOSSSSSTS
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Velvety growth : MOSS
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Sch. group : PTA
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Cummerbund's place : WAIST
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Wrath : IRE
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All-Star third baseman Ron : CEY
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Gripes : PLAINTS
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Half a dozen erotic pictures of chests? : SIXXXXXRAYS
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"The Bells" poet : POE
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Wreck : TOTAL
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Hall-of-Famer nicknamed "Bobby Hockey" : ORR
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Mark on a graph : PLOT
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"The Black Stallion" boy : ALEC
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Commercials for a Des Moines driving org.? : IOWAAAAADS
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"Etta ___" : KETT
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Raised : BRED
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Neither early nor late : ONCUE
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Little Oil Drop was its mascot : ESSO
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Statistics figure : MODE
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Stays fresh : KEEPS
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Hardcover covers : JACKETS
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Trapped : UPATREE
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Criminal : ILLEGAL
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Select : CULL
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Tie the knot a second time? : RELACE
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Arkansas's ___ Mountains : OZARK
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College major : ART
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Madonna's role in "A League of Their Own" : MAE
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Pool hall need : CHALK
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New Orleans, with "the" : BIGEASY
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Builder : ERECTOR
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Change the look of : RESTYLE
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Luau souvenirs : LEIS
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Heart chart: Abbr. : EKG
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Comics possum : POGO
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Rap's ___ Kross : KRIS
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Grade-schoolers : KIDS
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Barbecue fare : RIBS
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Simile center : ASA
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Glasses, commercially : SPEX
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Charon's river : STYX
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"___ the night ..." : TWAS
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Boner : MISTAKE
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Ripken's team for 3,001 games : ORIOLES
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Ice hockey teams, e.g. : SEXTETS
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One way to jog : INPLACE
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Arose : STOODUP
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Flies over the equator? : TSETSES
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First year in St. Pius I's papacy : CXL
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Thanksgiving Day event : PARADE
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Vega's constellation : LYRA
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Brand of knife : XACTO
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Participated in crew : ROWED
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Glazier's item : PANE
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PC maker : IBM
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Guadalajara gold : ORO
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Fine, informally : AOK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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