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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 2001

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 19,035 )
Across
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Mastered : TAMED
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Scissor : CLIP
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Red Sea vessel : DHOW
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"Deathtrap" co-star, 1982 : REEVE
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Cairo debut of 1871 : AIDA
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Bounty rival : VIVA
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Conquer one's phobias? : ESCAPEFEAR
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___ impulse : ONAN
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Eugene Debs, e.g.: Abbr. : SOC
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Team members : OXEN
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Sour : CURDLE
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Peloponnesian War victor : SPARTA
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Brine-cured cheeses : FETAS
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#1 producer of a leafy vegetable? : ESCAROLEKING
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Fail to work : LOAF
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Speaker of baseball : TRIS
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Prefix with graphic : GEO
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Pupil's place : IRIS
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Goes through : SIFTS
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Go after : SHAG
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View from Marseille : MER
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Secluded spot : GLEN
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1988 swimming gold medalist Kristin : OTTO
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Treatment for an English earl? : ESSEXTHERAPY
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Fold : PLEAT
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Peek : GLANCE
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Basis of a comparison : BRANDX
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Jellystone Park resident : YOGI
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Fish delicacy : EEL
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Hubs : LOCI
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Extra time to finish a written test? : ESSAYGRACE
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"... two fives for ___?" : ATEN
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Sorry sort : RUER
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Roadside offer : HOPIN
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Not great : SOSO
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Men : SIRS
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Induction motor inventor : TESLA
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Ear cover, maybe : TRESS
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Noted didacticist : AESOP
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Travelers' destination : MECCA
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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" girl : EVA
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Stops on a line : DEPOTS
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It may be alfresco : CAFE
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Debt protection : LIEN
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Writer Tarbell : IDA
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Distribute, with "out" : PARCEL
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"Rusalka" composer : DVORAK
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20-20 ability? : HINDSIGHT
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Lap path, perhaps : OVAL
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Taper off : WANE
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Demands : EXACTS
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Foe of the Navajo : UTE
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Court figures : REFS
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Best Actress for "The Accused," 1988 : FOSTER
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Properly : ARIGHT
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Search and rob : RIFLE
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Like some drinks : NEAT
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Energetic : GOGO
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Gimlet flavoring : LIME
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They're found in streaks : ORES
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National security concerns : AIRSPACES
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Like rosebushes : SNAGGY
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Versatile bean : SOYA
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Weather newsmaker : ELNINO
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Crossed (out) : XED
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Governments, by their nature : TAXERS
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Tough spot : PLIGHT
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Some tides : NEAPS
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Rhodes known for his scholarship : CECIL
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Ecuador's Santa ___ Bay : ELENA
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Le Sage's "Gil ___" : BLAS
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Prefix with gravure : ROTO
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W.W. I locale : YSER
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They're used during a row : OARS
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___ generis : SUI
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Eggs : ROE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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