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New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Author:
Leonard Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Leonard Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 19,762 )
Across
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Way out West? : STAGE
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Expert, maybe, on the I.R.S. code : CPA
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Head cover : SCARF
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Early venture for the 21-Acrosses : PRINTSHOP
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Court site, with "The" : HAGUE
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Not eager : RELUCTANT
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Like a saw's edge : EROSE
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"Indubitably" : YES
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Bonehead : ASS
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Name associated with 25- and 59-Across : WRIGHT
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Review a review, say : EDIT
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Deserve : EARN
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Famous Dec. 17 venture for the 21-Acrosses : POWEREDFLIGHT
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Thin porridges : GRUELS
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Newt-born? : EFT
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Sushi option : EEL
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Length unit in Lyon : METRE
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One with a ring: Abbr. : MRS
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Craft wood : BALSA
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Rocker Nugent : TED
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Flat hat : TAM
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Once in a blue moon : RARELY
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See 59-Across : NORTHCAROLINA
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Historical divisions : ERAS
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Bibliographic abbr. : IBID
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Year of the 21-Acrosses' first 25-Across : MCMIII
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Key letter : PHI
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"Home ___" : ALONE
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Christmas decoration site : EVERGREEN
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Skin cosmetic : TONER
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With 41-Across, location of the first successful 25-Across : KITTYHAWK
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"Oh my heavens!" : EGADS
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Tee's predecessor : ESS
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Like some tree trunks : MOSSY
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Lively, especially for one's age : SPRY
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Corner : TREE
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Afflicts : AILS
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African grazer : GNU
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Series ender: Abbr. : ETC
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Pure as the driven snow : CHASTE
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Bridge: Lat. : PONS
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Pertinent : APT
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Children's writer ___ L. Smith : SHERRI
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Compassionate : CARING
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Wide-eyed : AGOG
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Late-afternoon traffic, e.g. : RUSH
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Podiatry matters : FEET
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Elevator alternative : STAIRS
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Disney, for one : WALT
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Water carrier : EWER
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Remove, to a typesetter : DELE
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Failing marks : EFFS
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Fix just right : PREEN
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Best : OUTDO
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Body layer : DERMA
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Euripides play : HELEN
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Induction motor inventor : TESLA
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Clock standard: Abbr. : GMT
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Assign, as responsibility : LAY
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PC alternatives : MACS
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"Road" film destination : BALI
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Gobi-like : ARID
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King Bhumibol Adulyadej, e.g. : THAI
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Joffrey of the Joffrey Ballet : ROBERT
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Checked, with "in" : REINED
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Judges, e.g. : TRIERS
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Small fasteners : RIVETS
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"G'day, ___!" : MATE
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Thick-soled shoe : CLOG
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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#2, famously : AVIS
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Stew veggies : PEAS
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Cuts down : HEWS
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Black : INKY
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Court site : GYM
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Fraternity letter : RHO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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