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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 2002

Author:
David Bunker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Bunker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bunker. NYT links: Across Lite
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Polio vaccine developer : SALK
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"Step aside, I'll do it" : LETME
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Unexciting : BLAH
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Have ___ to one's head : AGUN
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Bird-related : AVIAN
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Where Pearl Harbor is : OAHU
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Popular cookbook author : JAMESBEARD
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"Thin" coin : DIME
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Come into view : APPEAR
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Emergency situation : CODERED
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Lock opener : KEY
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Lock location : HASP
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Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf ___" : RAG
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Lad : LITTLESHAVER
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Muckety-muck : NABOB
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"Bolero" composer : RAVEL
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Advance in years : AGE
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Isn't solvent : OWES
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Dove houses : COTES
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What's harvested : CROP
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Remote control abbr. : VOL
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Filmmaker Woody : ALLEN
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"If you ___" (words of deference) : SAYSO
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Worked up : ALLINALATHER
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Fuel additive : STP
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Manipulative one : USER
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File folder feature : TAB
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Excellence : QUALITY
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Formally renounce : ABJURE
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___ Minor (constellation) : URSA
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Somerset Maugham novel, with "The" : RAZORSEDGE
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Native Alaskan : ALEUT
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Like a lime : SOUR
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Pair : DUAD
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Duke, earl, etc. : PEERS
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Three, in cards : TREY
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Game show host Pat : SAJAK
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With mouth wide open : AGAPE
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Like some gravy and mattresses : LUMPY
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Midleg : KNEE
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Maze runner : LABRAT
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Preceding day : EVE
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___ Maria liqueur : TIA
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___ Antony : MARC
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Signs, as a check : ENDORSES
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Spanish grocery : BODEGA
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Den : LAIR
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"Life is hard ..." : AHME
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Colored : HUED
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Englishman in colonial India : SAHIB
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Author Roald : DAHL
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Take a walk : STROLL
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Flat part of a chart line : PLATEAU
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___ Alamos, N.M. : LOS
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Occasions : EVENTS
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Differentiate : VARY
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Modest people have small ones : EGOS
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Possible result of 40-Down nonpayment : REPO
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Exploding star : NOVA
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Delinquent G.I. : AWOL
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Carillon part : BELL
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Nonsense : CLAPTRAP
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Auto : CAR
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Opposing : ANTI
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Most Yugoslavs : SERBS
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Cuba, e.g. : ISLAND
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Red suit : HEARTS
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Elizabeth I was the last one : TUDOR
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Present a case in court : ARGUE
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Drunken : BEERY
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Triplet plus one : QUAD
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
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Out of sight of shore : ASEA
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Bush's alma mater : YALE
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Joke : JEST
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Zuider ___ : ZEE
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Your and my : OUR

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