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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Author:
Steve Jones
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Jones

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Jones. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 19,769 )

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Across
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Marijuana source : HEMP
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Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu : DIAS
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TV exec Arledge : ROONE
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Foot problem : ODOR
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So : ERGO
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Hiked : UPPED
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TV show digitizer : TIVO
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Urban dwelling, for short : COOP
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Thomas Jefferson, religiously : DEIST
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Means of advancement : STEPPINGSTONES
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Aurora's Greek counterpart : EOS
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WWW addresses : URLS
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Pink slip : WALKINGPAPERS
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Chart type : PIE
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At any time : EVER
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___ couture : HAUTE
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Where the Ob and Indus flow : ASIA
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Thumbs-up/thumbs-down guy : EBERT
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Montenegrin, e.g. : SLAV
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Spaghetti western director Sergio : LEONE
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Hospital wear : GOWN
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See : EYE
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Features of some antique autos : RUNNINGBOARDS
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Handily, after "with" : EASE
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Make fast : TIE
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Troop directives : MARCHINGORDERS
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"See?" : GETIT
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Enter : GOIN
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"American ___" : IDOL
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Cooling down : ONICE
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Moneyed one : HAVE
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Mount of Moses : NEBO
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Revealed, in modern lingo : OUTED
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Lawn mower site : SHED
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Recognized : KNEW
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Red ___ : HOTS
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Do some cutting, maybe : EDIT
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QxQ, e.g., in chess : MOVE
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Drive forward : PROPEL
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Not wishy-washy : DECISIVE
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Press : IRON
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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Absorbs, as gravy : SOPSUP
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Track great Wilma : RUDOLPH
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Where pirates operate : OPENSEAS
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Miss Crump's pupil, on TV : OPIE
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Boston summer hrs. : EDT
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Test by touching : POKE
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___-la-la : TRA
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Better informed : WISER
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You'll find them all in a tennis court : AEIOU
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Cornhusker's state: Abbr. : NEB
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Shorthand system : GREGG
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Like composition paper : RULED
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Doesn't go : STAYS
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Pard : PAL
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Night before : EVE
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"Queen of the Damned" author : ANNERICE
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Knock over : ROB
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Black and blue? : TWOTONED
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Passed : ENACTED
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Neet rival : NAIR
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Suffix with bull : ISH
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Paddock sounds : NEIGHS
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Debts, symbolically : REDINK
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Computer screen offering : MENU
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Battling : ATIT
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Genesis skipper : NOAH
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"Had enough?" : GIVE
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Tree of life site : EDEN
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Choir attire : ROBE
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Not very busy : SLOW
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Bit of baby talk : GOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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