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New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 2003

Author:
Myles Callum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Myles Callum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QUVXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 19,765 )
Across
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Hit man's hit : WHACKJOB
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Loafs on the job : DOGSIT
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Have a table for one : EATALONE
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Knows about : ISONTO
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Big name in footwear : THOMMCAN
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Specialty : METIER
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Cause of misery : BANE
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"Mahoning" painter : KLINE
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It may be a lot : ACRE
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Time and ___ : AHALF
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___ pickle : INA
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"My Way" lyricist : ANKA
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Old sponsor of Tom Mix : RALSTON
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Butts : TARGETS
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"Forgot About ___" (1999 rap song) : DRE
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Stick in a paint can : STIRRER
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Stadium snack : NACHOS
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Has the authority : SAYSSO
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Something to fight for : FREEDOM
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Mont Blanc, e.g. : PEN
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Layered dish : LASAGNA
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Delivers for a price : RANSOMS
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Crown : PATE
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South Korea's Roh ___ Woo : TAE
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Get ready to shoot : AIMAT
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Anthony Eden, e.g. : EARL
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Figures in detective fiction : PERPS
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Literally, "numbered" : MENE
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"I can't believe it!" : SHEESH
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Writer Rawlings : MARJORIE
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Warm : TOASTY
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Monopoly avenue : ORIENTAL
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Divines : SENSES
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Stop stewing : RESTEASY
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Potation location? : WETBAR
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Sound of feigned amusement : HAHAHA
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Like much of Webern's work : ATONAL
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"___ are milder" (old ad slogan) : CAMELS
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Flying Dutchman's choice : KLM
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Letter getter : JOCK
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Waiting one's turn : ONALINE
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Neighbor of Nigeria : BENIN
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10-year sentence, in slang : DIME
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Flew off the handle : GOTANGRY
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Alternative to 5th Avenue : SNICKERS
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Emphasizes, in a way : ITERATES
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Rent : TORE
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Turner and others : NATS
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Seat of Webster County, Ia. : FTDODGE
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1608 Monteverdi opera : ARIANNA
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Sci-fi writer ___ Scott Card : ORSON
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Experiencing swelling, maybe : ATSEA
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Sign of a smash : SRO
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Grp. concerned with clipping : NFL
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Old Colorado Indian : ARAPAHOE
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Special delivery? : CESAREAN
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Like some dryers : HEATLESS
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Pal : MATE
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Whip up : PREPARE
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"I Loves You, Porgy" singer, 1959 : SIMONE
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Code of silence : OMERTA
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Rages : MANIAS
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Hard : STEELY
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It may render an arrow harmless : ARMOR
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Some attendance figs. : ESTS
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M.D. : PHYS
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Hindu honorifics : SRIS
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Julie or Marie: Abbr. : STE
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Raven : JET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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