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New York Times, Friday, December 20, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQZ} Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 168 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 19,400 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Some old colonists : LEPERS
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E-flat, on a Steinway : DSHARP
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Juju and mojo : AMULETS
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Still in the dark : NOWISER
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California's capital, 1852-53 : VALLEJO
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One way to stop : ONADIME
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T or F: Abbr. : ANS
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Predator-prey chain : FOODWEB
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Nancy, in Nancy : NOM
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Foe of Elijah : BAAL
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Short Internet message : ENOTE
25
French bank : RIVE
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Ready for drawing : ONTAP
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Neighbor of Djibouti: Abbr. : ETH
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Beaten : CANED
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Common outboard motor spec : TENHORSEPOWER
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Envelope direction : DONOTBEND
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Unhappy result : BITTERHARVEST
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Chocolate source : CACAO
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Went ahead : LED
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Place for a spinnaker : YACHT
42
___ Cross, James Patterson detective : ALEX
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One who's, literally, good-natured : SAINT
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MGM co-founder : LOEW
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Org. with a college in Cranwell, England : RAF
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Gem with a changing luster : CATSEYE
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Cable co. that merged with AT&T : TCI
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Coming along : ENROUTE
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Contents of some buns : WIENERS
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Golden rod? : SCEPTER
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Show disrespect for : SNEERAT
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Filtered : SEEPED
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Manages : GETSBY
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Ablution bowl : LAVABO
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Flowing out : EMANANT
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Beat : PULSATE
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Add-on : ELL
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Snorkeler's haunt : REEF
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Missouri city, briefly : STJOE
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Receiver : DONEE
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Culture transferer : SWAB
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Screened : HID
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Dum-dum : ASININE
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Manicurist's bottle : REMOVER
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College course of study : PREMED
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Inevitably : SOONERORLATER
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"This you don't want to hear" : NOWTHEBADNEWS
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Is punctilious : DOTSTHEIS
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Property assessment : LANDTAX
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Unfair treatment : RAWDEAL
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Shot : PHOTO
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Host of 1980's TV's "Super Password" : CONVY
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A : ONE
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Part of i.p.s. : PER
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Acrobat's skill : BALANCE
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Clear, as winter windshields : ICEFREE
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Diving ducks : SCOTERS
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Zodiac sign : THECRAB
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Nice touch : CARESS
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Not straight : TWISTY
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Full : SATED
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Drawing : TYING
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Precious : CUTE
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Extra-large shoe spec : EEEE
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Abbr. in street directions : OPP
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Ball stopper : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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