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New York Times, Monday, December 16, 2002

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hyres

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 19,396 )
Across
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Fisherman : ANGLER
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Hit, as one's toe : STUB
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AOL, e.g.: Abbr. : ISP
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Harangue : TIRADE
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Llama's land : PERU
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Building wing : ELL
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Iroquois Indian : ONEIDA
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Put up, as a picture : HANG
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Earthquake measurer : SEISMOGRAPHER
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Bowling target : TENPIN
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Story that's "to be continued" : SERIAL
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Sight-related : OPTIC
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Ewe's mate : RAM
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Five: Prefix : PENTA
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Fred Flintstone and others : CAVEMEN
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Request after an auto breakdown : TOW
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Carry-on bags have them : SIZELIMITATIONS
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That: Sp. : ESO
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See "damp" instead of "clamp," e.g. : MISREAD
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Run off to wed : ELOPE
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However, informally : THO
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Wasp homes : NESTS
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Sharp comeback : RETORT
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Christie of mystery : AGATHA
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"Ahhh" and "Whew, that was close!" : SIGHSOFRELIEF
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Sentence subject, usually : NOUN
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Come by : ATTAIN
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Basic cleaner : LYE
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Turnpike turn-off : EXIT
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Tiny acorn, e.g. : NUTLET
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RCA and Panasonic products : TVS
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The "B" in KB and MB : BYTE
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Rounded hills : KNOLLS
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Word before "Go!" : SET
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Isn't straight up with : LIESTO
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Catching z's : ASLEEP
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Broken finger support : SPLINT
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Consisting of tiny bits : ATOMICAL
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Sheer fabric : NINON
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Actor Kinnear : GREG
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Den : LAIR
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Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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Harvests : REAPS
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Globe : SPHERE
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Attack aggressively : TEARINTO
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Cider server : URN
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Locust or beetle : BUG
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Enliven, with "up" : SPICE
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With it, man : HEP
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Heaps : ATON
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Subjects of Congressional debate : LAWS
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Send in payment : REMIT
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Group in Lancaster County, Pa. : AMISH
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Washington transit system, with "the" : METRO
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Vigor's partner : VIM
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Scot's refusal : NAE
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Fortuneteller : SEER
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South Seas locale : ISLE
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Snazzy 1940's attire : ZOOTSUIT
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Off-topic ramblings : TANGENTS
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
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Work unit : ERG
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Circus props : STILTS
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"Look What ___ Done to My Song, Ma" (1970 hit) : THEYVE
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Least risky : SAFEST
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Show gratitude to : THANK
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The Little Mermaid : ARIEL
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"Star Trek" weapon setting : STUN
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Take a tumble : FALL
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Omaha's state: Abbr. : NEB
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Prefix with acetylene : OXY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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