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New York Times, Friday, December 21, 2001

Author:
William I. Johnston
Editor:
Will Shortz
Buchanan who wrote "The Corpse Had a Familiar Face"
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William I. Johnston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 8 Grid has supersymmetry. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Johnston. Friday freshness: 1%
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© 2001, The New York Times12/21/1 ( No. 19,036 )
Across
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Squinting eye, e.g. : SLIT
5
Phoenix, formerly : ASHES
10
Maker of pit stops? : TRAM
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Core : PITH
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Pull : CLOUT
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Something about you : AURA
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Always : EVER
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"Arsenic and Old Lace" director : CAPRA
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Top Tatar : KHAN
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Where people take a crash course? : DEMOLITIONDERBY
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It may be under the table : WAD
24
Traffic stoppers?: Abbr. : DEA
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Nameplate sharer : BUSINESSPARTNER
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___ end : ATAN
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Kind of stock : NOPAR
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Set, in Soissons : FIXE
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Preserve, in a way : SALT
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Put to the test : TRIED
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Proceedings : ACTA
40
Bygone title : SHAH
41
"Touched By an Angel" co-star : REESE
42
Stop at the door, perhaps : CARD
43
Firecrackers go off on it : INDEPENDENCEDAY
46
Ram, in Ramsgate : TUP
47
Part of a U.R.L., maybe : GOV
48
Too good to compete with : OUTOFONESLEAGUE
57
Wear down little by little : GNAW
58
Spokes : RADII
59
Air bag? : LUNG
60
Cork's place : EIRE
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Salon supply : TINTS
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Letters on a food stamp : USDA
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Bibliographic abbr. : ETAL
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Part of a U.R.L. : SLASH
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A footbridge from Windsor leads to it : ETON
Down
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Wasted no time : SPED
2
Like some ammunition : LIVE
3
Squib : ITEM
4
Cry uncle : THROWINTHETOWEL
5
They may describe spills : ACCIDENTREPORTS
6
Crib part : SLAT
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Prayer stick wielders : HOPI
8
Newly minted money : EURO
9
What "ain't" ain't : STANDARDENGLISH
10
Simply accept : TAKEATFACEVALUE
11
Where Wuppertal is : RUHR
12
Disney's Aladdin, e.g. : ARAB
13
Lots : MANY
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P.C.-to-P.C. system : LAN
22
Article written by Freud : DER
25
They have low ranges : BASSI
26
Deseret denizen: Var. : UTAHN
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It's often dressed : SALAD
28
Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Went undercover : SPIED
30
Bel ___ : PAESE
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Certain battery : NICAD
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Cry while holding a paper : EXTRA
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Well-rehearsed : READY
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Sta-___ fabric softener : PUF
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Cedar Rapids college : COE
48
Kind of arch : OGEE
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Military assignment : UNIT
50
Seat of ancient Irish kings : TARA
51
Do perfectly : NAIL
52
Buchanan who wrote "The Corpse Had a Familiar Face" : EDNA
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Is on the bottom? : SITS
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Sudden burst : GUST
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Reverse : UNDO
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Alaska's first governor William A. ___ : EGAN

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