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New York Times, Thursday, December 12, 2002

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJKWXYZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 19,392 )
Across
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Old ship's cargo : CHEST
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Like kiddie rides : TAME
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Cry to a stray : SCAT
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Mars Pathfinder, for one : ROVER
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Research paper abbr. : ETAL
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Tennis's Mandlikova : HANA
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Neighbor of a Turk : IRAQI
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Center of Catholicism : ROME
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Extra, in ads : ADDL
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Little 'un : TAD
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Laser beam target : COMPACTDISC
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Onetime delivery people : ICEMEN
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R-V interior? : STU
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Frequently flexing Ferrigno : LOU
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Grant : CEDE
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Pitcher part : EAR
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Race with flags : SLALOM
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Sliding rod in an engine : TAPPET
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Make ___ out of : AMAN
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One who's good under the hood : CARMECHANIC
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New Year's song title starter : AULD
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Inveighed : RAILED
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Good to go : ALLSET
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Calif. and Wash. are on it : PST
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Kind of sheet : SPEC
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"Way cool!" : RAD
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It's searched for online info : NET
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Straight : HETERO
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Come in like a whirlwind : CREATEHAVOC
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Joule division : ERG
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When repeated, not to be repeated : HUSH
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Sea predator : ORCA
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"Sounds like ___!" : APLAN
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Muslim leader : IMAM
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Loads of mutual funds : FEES
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Whence St. Catherine : SIENA
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Suffix with fluor- : ESCE
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Slug follower : FEST
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It starts and ends seven answers in this puzzle : HARDC
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Role played by everyone, it's said : CRITIC
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"Satires" author : HORACE
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Got around : EVADED
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Follow-up: Abbr. : SEQ
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Instant : TRICE
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Four years, maybe : TERM
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Looking down from : ATOP
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Biker women : MAMAS
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Puts into position, in a way : ELECTS
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Alewife's cousin : SHAD
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Detroit's founder : CADILLAC
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"Yadda, yadda, yadda" : ANDSOON
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Soft powder : TALCUM
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Early aft. : ONEPM
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Green Wave's home : TULANE
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Mint supplies : METALS
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Impressionist : APER
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Précis : RECAP
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In a crowd of : AMIDST
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Rarin' to go : ARDENT
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Walk-way connector : THIS
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It provides no outlets : CULDESAC
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Regardless of the fact that, briefly : ALTHO
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Old-fashioned warnings : ALARUMS
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Popular comic book since 1942 : ARCHIE
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Irritate : TEEOFF
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Kitchen thingie : PEELER
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It may be run : ERRAND
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Crêpe suzette flavorer : COGNAC
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Babe Ruth, for the Yankees : THREE
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What online shoppers may spend : ECASH
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Words of wistfulness : AHME
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Does perfectly : ACES
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Like tundras : VAST
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Carrier to Karachi : PIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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