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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 2002

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 19,382 )
Across
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"The Persistence of Memory" artist : DALI
5
Powerful punch : SLUG
9
Clinic complaints : ACHES
14
The "A" in Chester A. Arthur : ALAN
15
Lawn mower brand : TORO
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"___ Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (1966 hit) : THESE
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Top dog : NUMEROUNO
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Make fun of : TEASE
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Bookseller ___.com : AMAZON
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Liberty : FREEDOM
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Work station : DESK
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Pharaoh's cross : ANKH
27
Gray : ASHEN
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Fat compound : LIPID
33
Delivery room doctors, for short : OBS
36
Cathedral topper : SPIRE
37
"National Velvet" author Bagnold : ENID
38
Chew (on) : GNAW
39
Drooping : SAGGY
40
Bird-to-be : EGG
41
Pal : BUCKO
42
Sound heard in a cave : ECHO
43
Omar of "The Mod Squad," 1999 : EPPS
44
Theater worker : USHER
45
Aug. follower : SEP
46
Drop in on : VISIT
47
Pricker : THORN
48
Derriere : REAR
50
Wall Street inits. : NYSE
52
Tool that may be hit with a hammer : NAILSET
55
Burning : ONFIRE
60
Zones : AREAS
61
Top dog : MISTERBIG
64
View from an overlook : VISTA
65
Do magazine work : EDIT
66
Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
67
Cafeteria customer : EATER
68
Using metallic dishes in a microwave, e.g. : NONO
69
Not new : USED
Down
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Comic Carvey : DANA
2
Class reunion attender : ALUM
3
Dalai ___ : LAMA
4
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
5
Peach pit : STONE
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"Skip to My ___" : LOU
7
Big coffee holder : URN
8
Play around, with "off" : GOOF
9
Go to : ATTEND
10
Place for a peck : CHEEK
11
Top dog : HEADHONCHO
12
Exxon predecessor : ESSO
13
Look : SEEM
18
Dangerfield who gets "no respect" : RODNEY
22
Surprise attack : RAID
24
Nods off : SLEEPS
25
Top dog : KINGPIN
27
Complete fools : ASSES
28
"The final frontier" : SPACE
29
Top dog : HIGHPRIEST
30
As a result : ERGO
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Boar's abode : PIGSTY
34
Pie maker : BAKER
35
Avowed : SWORN
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Opposite of ooze : GUSH
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C4H8 : BUTENE
43
Emerald Isle : EIRE
46
Formerly all-women's college in Poughkeepsie : VASSAR
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Thrill : ELATE
51
___ voce : SOTTO
52
View from the pulpit : NAVE
53
Operatic song : ARIA
54
Federal agts. : TMEN
56
Mrs., in Munich : FRAU
57
Wading bird : IBIS
58
Hitchhiker's quest : RIDE
59
"Goodness gracious!" : EGAD
62
"If ___ say so myself" : IDO
63
Wrongdoing : SIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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