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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FHJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 19,747 )
Across
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Ocean motion : TIDE
5
Epistle apostle : PAUL
9
Get-go : ONSET
14
Words of confidence : ICAN
15
"Dirty" Cajun dish : RICE
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Makes some music, like the Stones : ROCKS
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Tape for a music exec : DEMO
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WWW addresses : URLS
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Aerodynamically designed : SLEEK
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Fish playing a woodwind? : BASSONBASSOON
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"May ___ now?" : IGO
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PBS funder : NEA
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To no avail : INVAIN
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Not relaxed : TENSE
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Auctioneer's cry : GONE
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Cube maker Rubik : ERNO
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Unmannered sort : CAD
36
Outdated atlas abbr. : SSR
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Pride member : LION
38
Looney Tunes horse-drawn conveyance? : CARTONCARTOON
42
___ Hari (spy) : MATA
43
La preceder : TRA
44
___ gratia artis (MGM motto) : ARS
45
Per unit : APOP
46
Banjoist Scruggs : EARL
48
Chance for a hit : ATBAT
52
Force : COMPEL
54
Will Smith biopic : ALI
56
Expose, in verse : OPE
57
Dirigible party? : BALLONBALLOON
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Hillside : SLOPE
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Prayer addressee : LORD
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Look up and down : OGLE
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Red Sea land : YEMEN
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Score for Mia Hamm : GOAL
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Cheery tune : LILT
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Actress Winger : DEBRA
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Fork over, with "up" : ANTE
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Many August births : LEOS
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Morsel : TIDBIT
2
Frigid time : ICEAGE
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Plum variety : DAMSON
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Slaughter of Cooperstown : ENOS
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Danish filler : PRUNE
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Crash cushioner : AIRBAG
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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Not as much : LESS
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Bean on the screen : ORSON
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Ill feelings : NOLOVELOST
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Screenwriter's creation : SCENARIO
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Barely make, with "out" : EKE
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"For shame!" : TSK
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___ a time : ONEAT
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___ Nevadas : SIERRA
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Get ___ a good thing : INON
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Prefix with profit : NON
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Doodler's aid : SCRAPPAPER
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Coveted statue : OSCAR
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Fed. hush-hush group : NSA
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"I'm all ears!" : DOTELL
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Mafia bigwig : CAPO
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Mushroom cloud producer : ATOMBOMB
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Pro-gun rights org. : NRA
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Bring up the rear : TRAIL
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Brit's raincoat : MAC
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Maze scurrier, maybe : LABRAT
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Dance energetically : BOOGIE
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Famed Harlem theater : APOLLO
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Religious principles : TENETS
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Spanish princess : ELENA
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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"High" time : NOON
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Take it easy : LOLL
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Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
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General in gray : LEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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