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New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 2003

"If the ___ is concealed, it succeeds": Ovid

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 2003, The New York Times12/30/03 ( No. 19,775 )
Across
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Louganis who did gainers : GREG
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Gelled garnish : ASPIC
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Greenish-blue : AQUA
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Back : REAR
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Animal life : FAUNA
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Vice president under Jefferson : BURR
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Place to say "I do" : ALTAR
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Lacking spring or curl, as hair : LANK
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Eloquent : SILVERTONGUED
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He's no bull : STEER
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Kind of sign : NEON
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Uncooked : RAW
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Reason to call a plumber : LEAK
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Jeweled headdress : TIARA
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"60 Minutes" network : CBS
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Like a fast driver : LEADFOOTED
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Way to learn, after "by" : ROTE
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Concur : AGREE
43
Prime-time time : NINE
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Tyrannical : IRONFISTED
46
Real heel : CAD
47
___ Gras : MARDI
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Invitation notation : RSVP
51
Computer program suffix : EXE
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Wicked : EVIL
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Possible title for this puzzle : REFINEDPEOPLE
64
Famous cookie guy : AMOS
66
Mischievous one : ROGUE
67
Stopgap measure for a 28-Across : PAIL
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Sticky stuff : GOOP
69
Tourist's aid : GUIDE
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"___ homo" (Pilate's words) : ECCE
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Television award : EMMY
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Playful animal : OTTER
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Suggestive look : LEER
Down
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"Ewww!" : GROSS
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Like twice-smoked cigars : RELIT
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American symbol : EAGLE
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Driveway surface : GRAVEL
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Off in the distance : AFAR
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Sodium chloride : SALT
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Pretense : PUTON
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Foolish : INANE
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Freight : CARGO
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Competent : ABLE
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Algebraic equation : QUADRATIC
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Large coffee holder : URN
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Biblical boat : ARK
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Before, once : ERE
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Golden rule word : UNTO
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Sports venue : ARENA
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Went in ankle-deep : WADED
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___ Mountains, near the Tian Shan range : ALAI
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They're found under the counter at bars : KEGS
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Charged particle : ION
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Arson, e.g. : CRIME
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Cleansing agent : BORAX
35
Pantry : STOREROOM
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"If the ___ is concealed, it succeeds": Ovid : ART
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Bambi, for one : DEER
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D.E.A. employees, e.g. : FEDS
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Butt : END
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Feudal land : FIEF
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Neckline type : VEE
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Urge onward : PROPEL
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Sign of summer : VIRGO
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Going either direction : INOUT
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Kosher : LEGIT
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Swiftly : APACE
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Pie portion : SLICE
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Sniggler : EELER
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Spot : ESPY
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Dapper fellow : DUDE
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Equal : PEER
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Get older : AGE
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May honoree : MOM

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

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