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New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 2002

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 73 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The seven circled letters, reading in order from top to bottom, will spell the title of this puzzle.
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 19,406 )
Across
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Part of UTEP : PASO
5
Green piece : BILL
9
Bar ___ : CODE
13
It was dropped in the 60's : ACID
14
Organic compound : ENOL
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Myrrh-bearer : MAGUS
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Hearty breakfast fare : THREEEGGOMELETS
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Long-handled tool : HOE
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Concur : SEEEYETOEYE
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Beethoven's "Kreutzer ___" : SONATA
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Fast bucks : DEER
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Four: Prefix : TETR
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Labored : TOILED
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Hagfish by another name : SLIMEEELS
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Not waste : REUSE
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Secreted : HID
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Improve on, say, as a bow : RETIE
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Big inits. in paperback publishing : NAL
40
Standing : ERECT
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Yahoo offering : FREEEMAIL
46
Looked hard : PEERED
48
Hair controllers : GELS
49
In a while : ANON
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Like jungles vis-à-vis deserts : WETTER
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Jazz trumpeter of the Big Band era : PEEWEEERWIN
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Will Smith title role : ALI
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Print version of an online publication, slangily : DEADTREEEDITION
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Tapestry city : ARRAS
64
Ninny : DOLT
65
View in northern Italy : ALPS
66
Tag word : SOLD
67
Narrow strait of land: Abbr. : ISTH
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Therapist's remark : ISEE
Down
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Park network : PATHS
2
Allergy season sound : ACHOO
3
Certain wail : SIREN
4
Calverley's "___ to Tobacco" : ODE
5
Relative of a kingfisher : BEEEATER
6
"Splendor in the Grass" screenwriter : INGE
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Theater section : LOGE
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Emily of "A River Runs Through It" : LLOYD
9
Unit of heat : CALORIE
10
Molding shape : OGEE
11
Carrying out the trash, maybe : DUTY
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Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
15
Shower part : METEOR
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Satisfy : MEET
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It helps you watch your balance: Abbr. : ATM
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Part of a sail : REEF
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Moon goddess : LUNA
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Hollow : DELL
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Name for a big dog : SHEP
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Euros replaced them : LIRE
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It comes from a French bean : IDEE
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Missive: Abbr. : LTR
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Victory, Viennese-style : SIEG
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Like Shaquille O'Neal's shoes : EEEWIDTH
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Freshwater crustacean : CRAWDAD
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Principles : TENETS
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Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
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Colo. is on it : MST
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Idler's opposite : DOER
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"___ say more?" : NEEDI
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Flip response? : TAILS
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Run off together : ELOPE
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Dentist's direction : RINSE
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Modern electronic organizers, for short : PDAS
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Countess's mate : EARL
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Model T contemporaries : REOS
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Mark of punishment : WELT
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___ chi : TAI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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