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New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 2003

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 19,749 )

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Across
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Big tooth : TUSK
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Whopper : LULU
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___ facto : IPSO
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NASA gasket : ORING
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"East of Eden" twin : ARON
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One with a pounding head? : NAIL
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Don't : TABOO
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Send packing : DISCHARGE
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Not definite : ANYBODYSGUESS
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Rapper ___ Kim : LIL
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Donald Rumsfeld's bailiwick: Abbr. : DOD
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Simultaneously : ATATIME
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Overseas carrier : SAS
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Building beam : JOIST
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Revolutionary War officer ___ Putnam : RUFUS
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Farm female : SOW
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Overly : TOO
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Writers' blocks : PADS
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1994 Paul Newman film : NOBODYSFOOL
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Din : ROAR
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Goombah : PAL
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1982 biography by Joseph Alsop : FDR
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Chair man? : EAMES
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Lingerie item : TEDDY
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Big galoot : LUG
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Chopin piece : PRELUDE
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Alliance created in 1948: Abbr. : OAS
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Tax form info: Abbr. : IRA
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Hit song by Jackson Browne, 1982 : SOMEBODYSBABY
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Savanna : GRASSLAND
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Name in 1999-2000 news : ELIAN
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Microwave : NUKE
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Sexologist Shere : HITE
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Look over a wall, say : PEER
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"Do ___ else!" : ITOR
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Demolishes : TOTALS
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Sistine Chapel figures : SIBYLS
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Radio feature : KNOB
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Blushing bride of '81 : LADYDI
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Silicon Valley city : LOSGATOS
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Full-length : UNCUT
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Out of it : INASTUPOR
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Wagner's final opera : PARSIFAL
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Messina Mr. : SIG
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"___ Buttermilk Sky" (1946 hit) : OLE
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"Bravo!" : GOODJOB
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When repeated, a cry of approval : HEAR
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It used to be sung on street corners : DOOWOP
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Hut material : MUD
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It goes this way and that : ESS
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"Fashions fade, ___ is eternal": Yves St. Laurent : STYLE
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Spoilsport of a sort : SORELOSER
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When one's not at one's best : OFFDAY
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Junior, to Senior : NAMESAKE
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Attractive single person, slangily : DATEBAIT
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Trip to tell about : ODYSSEY
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Theater company, for short : REP
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Propeller : OAR
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Bottoms of columns : SUMS
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Walk unsteadily : DODDER
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Go between : LIAISE
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Illinois college town : URBANA
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"I Will Survive" singer Gloria : GAYNOR
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Deepak Chopra's birthplace : DELHI
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Wasn't colorfast : BLED
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Econ. yardstick : GNP
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It runs through Montréal : RUE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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