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New York Times, Monday, December 22, 2003

Author:
Joy C. Frank
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joy C. Frank

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Frank. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 19,767 )
Across
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Event attended by Cinderella : BALL
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Dumbbells : DODOS
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Totally unexciting : BLAH
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Black-and-white cookie : OREO
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W.W. II plane ___ Gay : ENOLA
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Plumb crazy : LOCO
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Song from Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" : SENDINTHECLOWNS
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Aria flourishes : CADENZAS
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Start : ONSET
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Sound repeated while marching : HEP
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Company with a crocodile logo : IZOD
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Soft shade : PASTEL
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High rank : EMINENCE
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Cast member : ACTOR
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Kukla, ___ and Ollie : FRAN
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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Scene of dazzling goings-on : THREERINGCIRCUS
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Loving murmur : COO
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
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Vermont city : BARRE
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Catcher's position : HOMEBASE
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Drives back : REPELS
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___ liquor : MALT
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Disfigure : MAR
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Stream : CREEK
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Scale interval : SEMITONE
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"The Greatest Show on Earth" purveyors : BARNUMANDBAILEY
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"Holy Toledo!" : EGAD
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Bar patron's request, with "the" : USUAL
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Edward who popularized the limerick : LEAR
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Old bandleader Columbo : RUSS
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___ roof : GABLE
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Dashed : TORE
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Vicinity : AREA
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Allow temporary use of : LEND
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Ore's locale : LODE
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Washington of Hollywood : DENZEL
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Alternative to "in a bottle" : ONTAP
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Cries from Homer Simpson : DOHS
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Spanish cheer : OLE
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Baglike structure : SAC
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Mae West, for one : BLONDE
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Temperature extremes : LOWS
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Clearasil target : ACNE
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Party-giver : HOST
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Be a natural part : INHERE
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Diving bird with a weird call : LOON
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Public persona : IMAGE
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Multivitamin additive : ZINC
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Quilt part : PATCH
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Sneezer's cry : ACHOO
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Late Sen. Thurmond : STROM
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Stubbed item : TOE
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"Sesame Street" Muppet : ERNIE
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Button material : NACRE
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Rude person : CHURL
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Simplifies : EASES
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Blue-ribbon position : FIRST
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True : REAL
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Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
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Eminem's music : RAP
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Corrects : EMENDS
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Azerbaijan's capital : BAKU
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Walk aimlessly : RAMBLE
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Olympic award : MEDAL
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"Good buddy" : CBER
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Spaghetti sauce brand : RAGU
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Historical times : ERAS
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Social rebuff : SNUB
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Pinball error : TILT
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Yellow sub? : OLEO
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Close in on : NEAR
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Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
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Root beer order : MUG
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Happy ___ lark : ASA

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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