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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 2003

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1213 ( 19,758 )

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Across
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Diagnostic aid : MRISCAN
8
Leaves stranded : BEACHES
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Mundane : EARTHLY
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Fit : INSHAPE
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2003 Broadway musical whose name is an address : AVENUEQ
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"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" duettist, 1976 : KIKIDEE
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Thimbleful : NIP
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Roughed up : MAULED
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It's cast : PART
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Takes care of : DOES
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Dashboard item : DIAL
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Trio to the right of the D on a keyboard : FGH
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Animal that may be striped : ELAND
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Emblem of St. Mark : LION
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Reddish purple : WINE
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Marriage, for one : RITUAL
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Three-time Major League Soccer champs : DCUNITED
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Show affection from a distance : BLOWAKISS
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Bun holder : BOBBYPIN
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Ready for a drive : TEEDUP
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Comrade in arms : ALLY
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1987 Pulitzer critic Richard : EDER
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Pox : CURSE
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Controversial 1980's proposal: Abbr. : SDI
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"Yipe!" : EGAD
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Fishing locale : PIER
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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Kennel club's interest : DOGDOM
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Auto protector : BRA
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Pause that refreshes : PITSTOP
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Circling : INORBIT
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Buttercup family member : ANEMONE
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Puccini aria : UNBELDI
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Armenia's capital : YEREVAN
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Noncommittal reply : MAYBESO
Down
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Snake : MEANDER
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Cheese holder : RAVIOLI
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"Again ..." : IREPEAT
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Term. : STN
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Fish bait : CHUM
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Follow ___ (do detective work) : ALEAD
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Vicks product : NYQUIL
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It's put on the rack : BIKELOCK
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In literature, the personification of purity : ENID
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"Don't ___" : ASK
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Flake : CHIP
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Flipped : HADAFIT
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Decorative dining table piece : EPERGNE
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Was hot : SEETHED
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Bombed : LAIDANEGG
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Short and thick : SNUBBY
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John ___, 1995 British Open winner : DALY
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___ de Noël (Christmas Eve): Fr. : NUIT
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Get smart : WISEUP
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Run : LOPE
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Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
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Available for a pass : WIDEOPEN
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Compensation package amount : BASEPAY
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Traditional : OLDLINE
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Criticize harshly : BLISTER
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Slowly come (in) : DRIBBLE
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Info that may be stored with passwords : USERIDS
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Important Wall St. number : PERATIO
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Discovery of 1898 : RADIUM
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Title girl in a Ritchie Valens hit : DONNA
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Courtesy title overseas : DONA
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Popular techno musician : MOBY
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Erev ___ (Hebrew good evening) : TOV
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Fighter at Chancellorsville : REB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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