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New York Times, Monday, December 13, 2004

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
34-Down : Telescope user
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQV} Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2004, The New York Times12/13/04 ( No. 20,124 )
Across
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Drug buster, for short : NARC
5
Apartments : FLATS
10
Arizona city : MESA
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Scoundrel : ROGUE
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Kuwaiti leader : EMIR
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Group voting the same way : BLOC
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Car from Japan : ACURA
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It may be carried with a guitar : TUNE
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Unexpectedly : OUTOFTHEBLUE
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Dismal, in poetry : DREAR
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Not just anger : OUTRAGE
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"___ out!" (ump's call) : YER
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Mine finds : ORES
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Grassy Argentine plains : PAMPAS
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Gap and Toys 'R' Us, e.g. : STORES
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Verb not in the king's English : AINT
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Unexpectedly : WITHNOWARNING
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Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
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Followed smoothly : SEGUED
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Natural to a creature : INBRED
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Rocker David Lee ___ : ROTH
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Sup : EAT
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"Saturday Night Fever" group, with "the" : BEEGEES
52
"Where the deer and the antelope play" : RANGE
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Unexpectedly : ALLOFASUDDEN
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Shoot (by) : WHIZ
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Decree : EDICT
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Family rooms : DENS
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Detest : HATE
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Delay leaving : TARRY
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Stow cargo : LADE
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Reason to put a clothespin on your nose : ODOR
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Earl of ___, favorite of Queen Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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Pitching stats, for short : ERAS
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Opposite of everyone : NOBODY
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That certain something : ALLURE
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Violent troublemaker : RIOTER
4
Beverage with a marshmallow : COCOA
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Pledges' group, for short : FRAT
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___ Ness monster : LOCH
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Flulike symptoms : AGUE
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Supercharged engine : TURBO
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Close tightly : SEALUP
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Parking ticket issuer : METERMAID
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Flightless Australian bird : EMU
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Break a Commandment : SIN
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"___ you there?" : ARE
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Foam : FROTH
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Jets or Sharks, in "West Side Story" : GANG
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Not an exact fig. : EST
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Howard of "Happy Days" : RON
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Archer of myth : EROS
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Waste conduit : SEWER
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Telescope user : STARGAZER
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Palm starch : SAGO
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Decrease gradually : WANE
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"Can ___ true?" : ITBE
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Same old same old : RUT
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Kind of jacket : NEHRU
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"Spare" item at a barbecue : RIB
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Snakelike fish : EEL
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Erase : DELETE
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Make lovable : ENDEAR
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Slate : AGENDA
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Present and future : TENSES
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Ice cream concoctions : SODAS
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Some evergreens : FIRS
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Land unit : ACRE
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River to the underworld : STYX
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Group with the rock opera "Tommy," with "the" : WHO
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Owned : HAD
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Judge Lance of the O. J. Simpson case : ITO

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