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New York Times, Friday, December 12, 2003

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {BFZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 189 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 19,757 )
Across
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Trip break : STOPOVER
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Naughty, but not too : IMPISH
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Valentine inscription : LOVENOTE
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Just so : TOATEE
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Like some forces : INERTIAL
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Fundamental beliefs : TENETS
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Places where suckers are lined up : TENTACLES
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Fictional cabbie of old radio : AMOS
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Race's end : TAPE
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Heat shield locale : NOSECONE
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When repeated, a dolphin : MAHI
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"Walk right in!" : ITSOPEN
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Tongs, e.g. : UTENSIL
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Like leftovers : UNEATEN
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Municipal facility: Abbr. : CTR
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Year Helsinki was founded : MDL
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Needle hole : EYE
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"Some ___ meat and canna eat": Burns : HAE
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Preserves fruit : KUMQUAT
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High degree : MASTERS
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Possible answer to "Where are you?" : OUTHERE
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Kiln : OAST
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Underbodice : CAMISOLE
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Anima doctor : JUNG
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"Potent Potables for 400, ___" : ALEX
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"Amare" might be conjugated on it : LATINTEST
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Improve a plant : RETOOL
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Investigates : DIGSINTO
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Double decker? : ONETWO
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Bring about : ENGENDER
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Just : MERELY
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Not worry : RESTEASY
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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Tenor : TONE
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It may go from 0 to 500 : OVENTHERMOMETER
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Relate : PERTAIN
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Available : ONTAP
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Say-so : VOICE
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Footnote ender: Abbr. : ETAL
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Soften : RELENT
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Telecom giant, once : ITT
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Stooge with a bowl cut : MOE
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Ultimate solution : PANACEA
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One may be moved : ITEMONTHEAGENDA
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"Dragonwyck" writer Anya : SETON
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Author influenced by 48-Across : HESSE
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"My mistake ... big deal!" : SOSUEME
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"Crime and Punishment" heroine : SONYA
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People in masks wave them : EPEES
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Gunk : MUCK
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Sibling's threat : ILLTELL
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Plant fungi : SMUTS
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Bitterroot Mountains locale : IDAHO
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Word with rabbit or all : EARS
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Leaves home? : NEST
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Rosinante's rider : QUIXOTE
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Life insurance form : TONTINE
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Newspaper circulation unit : READER
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Bank : CAROM
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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"Bringing Up Father" father : JIGGS
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Not hard enough : UNSET
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Sticking point : TINE
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Holy ones: Abbr. : STES
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Conservative : TORY
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Mouse catcher : OWL
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Myrna of "The Thin Man" : LOY

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

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