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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 2002

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {VZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 19,407 )

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Across
1
She's available for future reference : SEERESS
8
Sun blocker : PARASOL
15
Like some subsidiary buildings : ANNEXED
16
Walk this way : ERECTLY
17
Chow holders : LEASHES
18
Fairy slipper and lady's-tresses : ORCHIDS
19
Scamp : URCHIN
20
Way to deliver a barb : SNIDELY
21
Out-and-out : TOTAL
22
Carpet meas. : SQYD
23
Ran : BLED
25
Unisex wraparound skirt of Polynesia : PAREU
27
It's molded in the kitchen : JELLO
28
You have it coming : INHERITANCE
33
Unfavorably : ILL
34
One may pass the buck : DOE
35
Crossways : ATHWART
36
Invoice inclusion : FEE
37
"___ the law" : ITS
38
Hard heads? : TASKMASTERS
40
Papal vestment : ORALE
42
Recent additions to la familia : BEBES
43
Simple : MERE
44
19th-century journalist/politician ___ Kendall : AMOS
46
Some charity runs : TENKS
50
Chuck : DEEPSIX
52
Holy terror? : ATTILA
53
Test group? : LABRATS
54
Embellish : DRESSUP
55
"No kidding!" : IMEANIT
56
O.K. : AGREETO
57
Protesters, sometimes : PELTERS
58
Record holder : DOSSIER
Down
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Tours toast : SALUT
2
Febrero follows it : ENERO
3
Pass : ENACT
4
Turn into something else : RESHAPE
5
Send : EXHILARATE
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Not obscured : SEEN
7
1960's march organizers: Abbr. : SDS
8
One of Indiana's symbols : PEONY
9
Sure competitor : ARRID
10
Invoice abbr. : RECD
11
"Arrow of God" novelist Chinua ___ : ACHEBE
12
Oranges in a gallery, perhaps : STILLLIFE
13
Disney tear-jerker : OLDYELLER
14
Fleur-de-___ : LYS
20
Speaker of a sort : SQUAWKBOX
22
Political reformer Low and others : SETHS
24
Handouts : DOLES
26
Romance novelist's award : RITA
27
Beautiful people : JETSETTERS
28
Unintuitive thing for language learners : IDIOM
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Gothic monument : NOTREDAME
30
#1 hit by the Crystals : HESAREBEL
31
Adam and Eve : NAMES
32
Bellyache : CRAB
39
Lion tormentors : TSETSES
41
Ogle : LEERAT
44
Up : ASTIR
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They're hard to see through : MISTS
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Some Japanese descendants : NISEI
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1971 title role for Sutherland : KLUTE
49
Sweetness or bitterness : SAPOR
51
Sash contents : PANE
52
Canis Major neighbor : ARGO
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It may be glossed over : LIP
54
"Old man" : DAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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