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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 19,384 )
Across
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"___ magic!" : ITS
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Give a hand : CLAP
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About 60% of the world's population : ASIANS
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Place for a tack : TIE
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Busy place : HIVE
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___ in (cozy in bed) : TUCKED
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Eden exile : EVE
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Black cat, say : OMEN
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Mountain nymphs : OREADS
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Start of a wife's lament : MOSTMORNINGS
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Poles, e.g. : SLAVS
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Society page word : NEE
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Lament, part 2 : IWAKEUPGROUCHY
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Sherpa sighting, maybe : YETI
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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One of the "north 40" : ACRE
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Slowly, on a score : LENTO
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Off the mark : WIDE
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Pickler's need : BRINE
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Snack favorite : OREO
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Lament, part 3 : BUTONSATURDAYS
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See 60-Down : AXE
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Chaplin title : SIR
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Louganis feats : DIVES
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End of the lament : ILETHIMSLEEP
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"Hogan's Heroes" setting : STALAG
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Inventor's start : IDEA
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Start of many an ode's title : TOA
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Pull in : ARRIVE
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Sweetums : DEAR
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"For shame!" : TUT
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Portable homes : TEPEES
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Spanish compass point : ESTE
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Checkout count : ITEMS
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Copenhagen park : TIVOLI
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Plaything for two : SEESAW
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Linguist Noam : CHOMSKY
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Car with a bar, perhaps : LIMO
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State confidently : AVER
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Brown rival : PENN
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Yom Kippur observer : ATONER
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Walter Reed, e.g. : SURGEON
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Ensures, slangily : ICES
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Alias letters : AKA
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Composer Rorem : NED
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60's college org. : SDS
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New Deal org. : TVA
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Having one sharp : ING
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Broadway opening? : ACTI
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Cousin of a herring : SHAD
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W.W. II journalist Ernie : PYLE
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Grig, when grown : EEL
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Western tribesman : UTE
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Burgundy grape : PINOT
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Detroit grp. : UAW
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"Waterloo" band : ABBA
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Central point : CRUX
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Wedding, e.g. : RITE
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Brian of the early Roxy Music : ENO
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Robert Morse title role on Broadway : TRU
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Put in shackles : ENSLAVE
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"Most likely ..." : ODDSARE
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Long fights : SIEGES
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Met display : ART
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Have a bug : AIL
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Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
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Show to the door : SEEOUT
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Court foe of Bjorn : ILIE
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Camouflage : HIDE
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Dangerous time : IDES
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With 53-Across, a cleaver : MEAT
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Posed : SAT
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Cremona crowd? : TRE
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Dadaism founder : ARP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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