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New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Inspiration for this puzzle, born 12/5/01
TotalDebutLatest
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 116 for Ms. Hansen. Wednesday freshness: 42%
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© 2001, The New York Times12/5/1 ( No. 19,020 )
Across
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___-Kettering Institute : SLOAN
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Assist in high jinks : ABET
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SLEEPY : ANOD
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Persistent bad luck : CURSE
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Dashboard item, for short : TACH
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Nincompoop : BOZO
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Prince Valiant's princess : ALETA
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Comment at International Falls, Minn. : BRRR
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Filmed : SHOT
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MICKEY MOUSE : BUSHLEAGUE
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Fork part : TINE
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Gambling game : MONTE
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HAPPY : ELATED
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Cuba or Aruba : ISLAND
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Onetime Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
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BASHFUL : SHY
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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DOPEY : INANE
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Kind of warning : MIRANDA
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Blood bank collections : PLASMAS
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Oil source : SHALE
44
Tubular pasta : ZITI
46
Surgeons' locales: Abbr. : ORS
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Sophia of "Two Women" : LOREN
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DOC : MEDICO
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Detective Lupin : ARSENE
55
English dramatist George : PEELE
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GRUMPY : DOUR
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Inspiration for this puzzle, born 12/5/01 : WALTDISNEY
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Salyut 7 cosmonaut Atkov : OLEG
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Sloe-eyed nanny : AMAH
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Steak ___ : DIANE
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Do-___ (moolah) : REMI
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Pilaf staple : RICE
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Senator Sam of the Watergate hearings : ERVIN
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One of the higher-ups : EXEC
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Forest denizens : DEER
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Accomplishments : DEEDS
Down
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Union foe : SCAB
2
Lollapalooza : LULU
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They come out at the seams : ORES
4
Spring woe, maybe : ASTHMA
5
Kevin formerly of "S.N.L." : NEALON
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Up : ATBAT
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Arrive impolitely : BARGEIN
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Creamlike : ECRU
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Triplets : THREES
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Doesn't say yes or no : ABSTAINS
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Like a pitcher's dream game : NOHIT
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Form of oxygen : OZONE
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Loved not wisely, but too well? : DOTED
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Over : ENDED
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"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
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Things to believe in : ISMS
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___ Tzu (toy dog) : SHIH
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Constellation next to Hercules : LYRA
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Aug. follower : SEPT
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Level : RAZE
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Buster : NARC
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"Put a tiger in your tank" company : ESSO
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SNEEZY : ALLERGIC
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Cryogenic refrigerant : NEON
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Like well-cared-for lawns : LIMED
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Situated correctly : INPLACE
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Poster heading : REWARD
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Omitted in speaking : ELIDED
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Fancy : DESIRE
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Love : ADORE
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Watch word? : ROLEX
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"So ___!" : SUEME
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Upper region of space : ETHER
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French girlfriend : AMIE
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Pew area : NAVE
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Tennyson lady : ENID
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Cravings : YENS

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