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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 2003

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQWXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 19,760 )
Across
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Coffee with body : MOCHA
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Greta who said, "I vant to be alone" : GARBO
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Relaxing resort : SPA
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Sing like Crosby : CROON
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Ancient Greek marketplace : AGORA
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President Coolidge : CAL
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"Peter Pan" villain : CAPTAINHOOK
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Assayer's material : ORE
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Dressed : CLAD
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Suggestions on food labels: Abbr. : RDAS
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Three-toed animal : TAPIR
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"There's a problem!" : OHOH
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Flock leader : PRIEST
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Country dance : VIRGINIAREEL
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Demean : ABASE
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Missing companionship : LONESOME
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Droop : SAG
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Cope with : STAND
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Write quickly : JOT
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More reliable : TRUSTIER
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Abstract visual images : OPART
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Efficient manufacturing process : ASSEMBLYLINE
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Dwarfed tree : BONSAI
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Ascent : RISE
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Less cordial : ICIER
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Fiendish : EVIL
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Artist Salvador : DALI
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Comic's bit : GAG
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Water locator : DIVININGROD
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Encouragement at the bullring : OLE
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Big ape : ORANG
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Christopher who played the Man of Steel : REEVE
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___ and feather : TAR
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Horse features : MANES
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Horse relatives : ASSES
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1300 on a cornerstone : MCCC
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Spoken : ORAL
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Nightclub in a Manilow song : COPA
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Ballpark vendors' offerings : HOTDOGS
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Actress ___ Alicia : ANA
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The Father of India : GANDHI
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Turkish leader : AGHA
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Down Under hoppers : ROOS
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Friend in the 'hood : BRO
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Yellow ribbon site : OAKTREE
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Listerine alternative : SCOPE
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Plaster of ___ : PARIS
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Warn : ALERT
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Multivitamin supplement : IRON
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Is not well : AILS
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Hasten : HIE
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Remain unsettled : PEND
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Widespread : VAST
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Letter-shaped building beam : IBAR
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Pasta sauce maker : RAGU
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Security feature : ALARM
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Howard of "Happy Days" : RON
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City east of Santa Barbara : OJAI
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"September ___" (Neil Diamond hit) : MORN
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Suffix with disk or novel : ETTE
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Answer to a señor : SISI
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Golfer's gadget : TEE
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Business letter encl. : SASE
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Russian ruler's domain : TSARDOM
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Pained cries : OYS
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Fraternity candidates : PLEDGES
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Fetches : BRINGS
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Title role for Leslie Caron : LILI
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Intolerant one : BIGOT
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City between Gainesville and Orlando : OCALA
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West African river : NIGER
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Novelist Hunter : EVAN
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Climber : VINE
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Son of Hera : ARES
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Honey : LOVE
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Fateful day in March : IDES
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A Gershwin brother : IRA
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Gun owners' grp. : NRA

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

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