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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52700
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 99 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 19,404 )
Across
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Passing fancies : WHIMS
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Cathedral area : APSE
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End-of-week cry : TGIF
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Greek column style : IONIC
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Fishing rod attachment : REEL
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Roughly : ORSO
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Split : SUNDAEONABANANA
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M.D.'s work in them : ERS
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"Yummy!" : MMM
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"This means ___!" : WAR
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Home of the N.L.'s Cards : STL
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Sleep medication : OPIATE
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Bartenders check them: Abbr. : IDS
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Split : BOWLERSHEADACHE
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Earth tone : OCHER
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Mag. staff : EDS
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Slap shot success : GOAL
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Not just aloof : ICY
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Closes tight : SEALSUP
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Dangerous sprayer : UZI
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Runners' units : LAPS
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601, to Nero : DCI
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Brought on board : HIRED
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Split : SMALLWINEBOTTLE
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"That means ___!" : YOU
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Actor William of "Yanks" : DEVANE
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Cooking spray brand : PAM
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Mercury, but not Mars : CAR
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Metal container : ORE
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Bud's comic buddy : LOU
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Split : STOCKMARKETNEWS
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Like poor losers : SORE
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Itsy-bitsy bug : MITE
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Golfer Palmer, informally : ARNIE
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"The Untouchables" extras : TMEN
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Wallet padding : ONES
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Bill from a computer company? : GATES
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Smart-alecky : WISE
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Happy ___ : HOUR
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Travelers' stopovers : INNS
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Prefix with night or day : MID
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Runs like a rabbit : SCAMPERS
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Coffee shop lures : AROMAS
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Check endorser's need : PEN
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Kelp and others : SEAWEEDS
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Island near Corsica : ELBA
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Unit of bricks : TON
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Wimbledon venue : GRASSCOURT
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"Winning ___ everything" : ISNT
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Babe in the stable : FOAL
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Arab ruler : EMIR
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Like Death Valley : ARID
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Corrida cry : OLE
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Something that may be hard to hold : THELINE
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Statesman Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Gets really steamed : BOILS
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Philosopher William of ___ : OCCAM
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Discounter's pitch : WHYPAYMORE
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Old sitcom maid : HAZEL
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Say "Li'l Abner," say : ELIDE
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One of eight Eng. kings : EDW
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Environmental problem : ACIDRAIN
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Game "played" with answering machines : PHONETAG
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___-mo : SLO
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Suffix with Canaan : ITE
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Gambler's need : LUCK
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Calls to mind : EVOKES
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Like a skinny-dipper : BARE
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Verbal nudge : PSST
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It's smashed in a lab : ATOM
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BB's and bullets : AMMO
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Period of penitence : LENT
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Something that hurts, slangily : OWIE
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Applications : USES
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Long time: Abbr. : CEN
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Numbered hwy. : RTE
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Org. for people with arms : NRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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