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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 19,019 )

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Out-and-out : TOTAL
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Door fastener : BOLT
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Drops in the morning? : DEW
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Per ___ : CAPITA
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Domed recess : APSE
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French soul : AME
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Contract workers? : HITMEN
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Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
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Whip but good : TAN
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60's TV boy : OPIE
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Sneaky spy : AGENTAGENT
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Flat fees? : RENTS
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Sheik's guest, maybe : AGA
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He was given the ears of a donkey, in myth : MIDAS
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Like bad inflation : DIGITDIGIT
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Grp. with its HQ in Brussels : NATO
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Central street : MAIN
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Penalty declarer : REF
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Inventor's desire : PATENT
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Texas border city : LAREDO
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Roman 650 : DCL
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Measure (out) : METE
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"Diana" singer Paul : ANKA
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Molecular structure : HELIXHELIX
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Holiday songs : NOELS
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___ Moines : DES
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Think the world of : ADORE
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Jump-rope game : DUTCHDUTCH
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Break, financially : RUIN
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___ way (to some extent) : INA
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"My mistake!" : OOPS
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Familiar with : USEDTO
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Comics outburst : ACK
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Pro's rival : ANTI
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Land, as a fish : REELIN
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Washington and ___ University : LEE
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Clinton aide Panetta : LEON
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___-slipper : LADYS
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Chinese capital : TAIPEI
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Choosing : OPTING
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Speedy marching rate : TIMETIME
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Supped : ATE
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Rotter : BADEGG
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Like some concerts : OPENAIR
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Future J.D.'s obstacle : LSAT
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Late breakfast hour : TENAM
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Four-person outing : DATEDATE
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Came forth : EMANATED
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Left the band, perhaps : WENTSOLO
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Musical combo? : CHORD
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Acquire : GAIN
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___ and tonic : GIN
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Not sit : STAND
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Abandon : DITCH
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Wire message : TELEX
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Jazz pianist Hines : FATHA
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Dinner-related : PRANDIAL
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Proclaim : ANNOUNCE
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Look of surprise : TAKETAKE
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Oboe, for one : REEDREED
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Paved the way for : LEDUPTO
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Catchall: Abbr. : MISC
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Vodka or whiskey: Abbr. : ALC
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Admits : LETSIN
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So everyone can hear : LOUDLY
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Eye affliction : IRITIS
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Arc lamp gas : XENON
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School of fish : SHOAL
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Through : DONE
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Throw : HURL
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Caribbean, e.g. : SEA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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