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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 19,776 )
Across
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Frame part : JAMB
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Hung on to : SAVED
10
Chop finely : HASH
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It may be dunked : OREO
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Sister of Clio : ERATO
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Studio effect : ECHO
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Post master, once? : KATHARINEGRAHAM
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Came out : EMERGED
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"Puh-leeze!" : SPAREME
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From square one : ANEW
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Take effect : ACT
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Fire up : AROUSE
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Evasive move : ZAG
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Adds power to, with "up" : SOUPS
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United group : BLOC
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"Qué ___?" : PASA
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Berlin classic : PUTTINONTHERITZ
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Waffle brand : EGGO
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Load to bear : ONUS
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High home : AERIE
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"The Matrix" hero : NEO
44
"Put it back" : STET
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Come to : ATTEND
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Gel : SET
47
Some cameras: Abbr. : SLRS
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Johnny Appleseed's real surname : CHAPMAN
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Unfriendly manner : ICINESS
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Eschew table manners : EATLIKEANANIMAL
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Turkish money : LIRA
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War correspondent, these days : EMBED
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Infantry weapon of old : PIKE
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Server's need : TRAY
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"Don't even bother" : NOUSE
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Endlessly worry : STEW
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It may begin with a buildup : JOKE
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Allocate, with "out" : METE
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1922 Physics Nobelist : BOHR
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Unruffled : SERENE
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Take for ___ (flimflam) : ARIDE
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Mover's need : VAN
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Summers abroad : ETES
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Capp community : DOGPATCH
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Circulation director? : HEART
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Have a yen : ACHE
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Pillow cover : SHAM
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Word with run or rule : HOME
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : AGASSI
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Like blue humor : RACY
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Ingredients in some brownies : WALNUTS
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Skier's mecca : ASPEN
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Compact item : ROUGE
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Money spent : OUTGO
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Engaged in : UPTO
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Makes a stink? : ROTS
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Congo, once : ZAIRE
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"The Addams Family" actor : ASTIN
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Used a telescope : GAZED
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Treat for Rover : BONE
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___-à-porter : PRET
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Up for grabs : NOTTAKEN
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Has a traditional meal : EATSIN
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Rest stop sight : SEMI
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Gaming area : ARCADE
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Spread out : SPLAY
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Airport inconveniences : LINES
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Druid, for one : CELT
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"Aquarius" musical : HAIR
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Razor name : ATRA
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Verne captain : NEMO
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Little snorts : NIPS
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Radiate : EMIT
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Drink sometimes served hot : SAKE
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Offed : SLEW
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___ Simbel, Egypt : ABU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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