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New York Times, Monday, December 30, 2002

"You could've knocked me over with a feather!"

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times12/30/02 ( No. 19,410 )

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Across
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Sultan of ___ (Babe Ruth) : SWAT
5
Gaming table stacks : BETS
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Tease : RAGON
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Roof's edge : EAVE
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Leave out : OMIT
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Performer with a painted-on smile : CLOWN
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Bygone times : ERAS
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Conceal : HIDE
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HBO deliverer : CABLE
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"You said it!" : YESSIRREEBOB
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September bloom : ASTER
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Royal residences : PALACES
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Knave : ROGUE
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Tex-Mex snack : TAMALE
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"Stop right there!" : WHOANELLY
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Dry-as-dust : ARID
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Short flight : HOP
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Oceanographic charts : SEAMAPS
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Comedian's bit : GAG
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Currier's partner in lithography : IVES
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"Uh-uh!" : NOWAYJOSE
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Mother ___ (Nobel-winning nun) : TERESA
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Siesta sound : SNORE
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Stretchy, as a waistband : ELASTIC
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Notre Dame's Fighting ___ : IRISH
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"I'm afraid not!" : SORRYCHARLIE
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Madcap : ANTIC
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Seep (out) : OOZE
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Apple laptop : IBOOK
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Eve's man : ADAM
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Demonic : EVIL
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Hollywood's DeVito or Glover : DANNY
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Ballfield cover : TARP
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Byrd and Hatch, e.g.: Abbr. : SENS
Down
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"Ta-ta" : SEEYA
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Merchandise : WARES
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"Halt!," at sea : AVAST
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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Physicist Niels : BOHR
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Mideast prince : EMIR
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An almanac lists its highs and lows : TIDE
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Prepare, as tea : STEEP
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Pepsi competitor : RCCOLA
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Mobile home? : ALABAMA
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Big hunk : GOB
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"Wise" bird : OWL
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SSW's reverse : NNE
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Leg shackles : IRONS
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Cave dweller : BAT
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It goes in the hold : CARGO
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Sewing machine inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Everglades grass : SEDGE
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"You could've knocked me over with a feather!" : GEE
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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Snowlike : WHITE
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It's no mansion : HOVEL
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"Tosca," e.g. : OPERA
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Sign of boredom : YAWN
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Kung ___ shrimp : PAO
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Neighbor of Israel : SYRIA
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College period : SESSION
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Axis soldiers : JERRIES
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Thickset : STOCKY
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Lungful : AIR
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Zagreb resident : CROAT
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1974 Tom T. Hall hit : ILOVE
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Peaceful protest : SITIN
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Gets better, as a wound : HEALS
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Mentor for Luke Skywalker : YODA
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Ivan, for one : CZAR
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Rope material : HEMP
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Grant-in-___ : AID
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Org. for the Nets and Nuggets : NBA
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Ship's weight unit : TON

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

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