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New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
Fig. for a dating service questionnaire
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Norris. Saturday freshness: 18%
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© 2002, The New York Times12/28/2 ( No. 19,408 )
Across
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Not likely to be shot : CAMERASHY
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Decorative pottery : DELFT
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It followed the Manhattan Project : ATOMICAGE
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Name on an old Boeing B-29 : ENOLA
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Old-fashioned : MOSSGROWN
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Chad toucher : NIGER
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Late writer LeShan : EDA
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Pool member : GENE
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Of average size, financially : MIDCAP
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Lyrical : ODIC
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Some fraternity members : DELTAS
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Where Dr. J's pro career began: Abbr. : ABA
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Hightail it : SCUD
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Rich supply : LODE
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Protestant denom. : BAP
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As you like it : TOTASTE
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Suffer, in a way : PINE
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Musical event : RECITAL
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He played Captain Davies on "Roots" : EDASNER
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Chill : AGUE
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Excuse : CONDONE
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"Hardly!" : NOT
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Anderson of TV : LONI
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Codger : CUSS
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Band aid : AMP
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Mark who won the 1998 Masters : OMEARA
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Depression : DALE
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Variety show host of 1956-57 : LAROSA
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Coolidge Dam's river : GILA
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Poulenc ballet "___ Biches" : LES
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Cat-tails connection? : ONINE
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Bar line : HAVEWEMET
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More virtuous : NICER
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Extra staff member? : GRACENOTE
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Some Celts : GAELS
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Not blather : TALKSENSE
Down
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Small part : CAMEO
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Disagreeing : ATODDS
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Terrazzo, e.g. : MOSAIC
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River to the North Sea : EMS
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1997 Emmy winner for PBS's "Rebecca" : RIGG
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Like landowners : ACRED
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Chalon-sur-___, city SSW of Dijon : SAONE
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"The History of Mr. Polly" novelist : HGWELLS
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Desire : YEN
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"The Sorrow Dance" poet ___ Levertov : DENISE
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"Idylls of the King" figure : ENID
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Where Andrew Jackson was born : LOGCABIN
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Plant that reputedly repels insects : FLEABANE
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Roofer's order : TARPAPER
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Managed : MADEDO
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Doll : CUTIE
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Transported : TOTED
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Point : DOT
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City on Commencement Bay : TACOMA
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Cut off : ALONE
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Pretentious sort : PSEUD
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Left : RANALONG
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It's all about me : EGOMANIA
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Reduction : CUTPRICE
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Like some hist. : ANC
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Falls for a lover? : NIAGARA
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Misfits : LOSERS
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Light yellowish-pink : SALMON
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Creates a glaze : SLEETS
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Another suitor : RIVAL
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Smart ___ : ALECK
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First name in skin care since 1946 : ESTEE
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Scott Turow work : ONEL
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Moves : AWES
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Fig. for a dating service questionnaire : HGT
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Ship's hdg. : ENE

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