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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 2002

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 19,399 )

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Across
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Big drops : CHASMS
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Small intake : SIP
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Rib : JOSH
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British medical journal, with "The" : LANCET
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One of the Aleutian Islands : UNALASKA
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Debut of Sherlock Holmes : ASTUDYINSCARLET
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Seeker's question : WHERE
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Understands, slangily : GROKS
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Need to pay : OWE
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In ___ (isolated) : VACUO
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1st, 2nd and 3rd, e.g.: Abbr. : STS
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60's TV kid : OPIE
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Henry James biographer Edel : LEON
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Freezing : GELID
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Headed : RAN
36
Debut of Kinsey Millhone : AISFORALIBI
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Distributes, as tasks : ASSIGNS
40
Bun toppers : SESAMES
41
Debut of Philip Marlowe : THEBIGSLEEP
43
Haughty outburst : BAH
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Fail ignominiously : EATIT
45
"Stop rowing" command : OARS
46
Comfortable, as accommodations : HOMY
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Blue : SAD
49
World Cup legend Maradona : DIEGO
51
Milk source for Romano cheese : EWE
54
First capital of the kingdom of Italy : TURIN
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"Camelot" composer : LOEWE
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Debut of Lew Archer : THEMOVINGTARGET
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Black Canyon carver, with "the" : COLORADO
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Samuel Barber's "___ for Strings" : ADAGIO
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Door fixture : HASP
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Brown with His Band of Renown : LES
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Render harmless, in a way : DEHORN
Down
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Dig sans tools : CLAW
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Work (out) : HASH
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Table payment : ANTE
4
Winding road section : SCURVE
5
Daughter of King Aeëtes : MEDEA
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Bay of pigs? : STY
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Option not available in a convertible : SUNROOF
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___ many words : INSO
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Smokers' units : PACKS
10
Disturb : JAR
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Christiania, now : OSLO
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Bias : SKEW
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More than antipathy : HATE
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Closing moment : LASTGASP
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Weak yes : IGUESSSO
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React to some static : CLING
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Ward on TV : SELA
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Declaim : ORATE
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Ottoman Empire governor : PASHA
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Miniature photo, maybe : INSET
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Leader's aid : NOSERING
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Transitional state : LIMBO
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Girder : IBEAM
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Like good gossip columnists : DISHY
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Bolshevik, e.g. : AGITATOR
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Kyle ___, "The Terminator" hero : REESE
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Unmanageable horses, in the Southwest : LADINOS
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Triumphant shout : HOORAH
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2001 British Open champion David ___ : DUVAL
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Clearing : GLADE
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Do work on glass, say : ETCH
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Shout from a coach : WHOA
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Slender fish : EELS
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Depend (on) : RIDE
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Frozen food brand : EGGO
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Peter who directed "The Truman Show" : WEIR
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Town on the Thames : ETON
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Heavy-duty locks? : MOP
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Smidgen : TAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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