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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 2002

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 19,385 )
Across
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Great one? : SCOTT
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Got into the swing : SAT
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Of 25-Down, e.g. : PAPAL
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Its capital is Port Moresby : PAPUA
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Super time?: Abbr. : TUE
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You may make one for yourself : ANAME
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Mimicry : APING
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Storage medium for Middle Easterners? : ARABCDROM
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Pleading child's words : CANI
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Cy Young Award winner Doug : DRABEK
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La lead-in : TRA
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Loss on a grand scale? : EPICDEFEAT
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French silk center : LYON
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Copa locale : RIO
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Abbr. on a baseball card : RBI
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Like hydrogen and chlorine : GASEOUS
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Commit in confidence : ENTRUST
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Seemingly forever : EONS
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Ant-ics? : BUGHIJINX
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Bébé's intake : LAIT
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U.F.O. pilot, possibly : MARTIAN
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One may show you to your room : BELLHOP
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Verbal jewel : MOT
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Ball field covering : SOD
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Anthony Eden, for one : EARL
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Rookie with an even temper? : CALMNOVICE
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Flap : ADO
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Violent struggle : THROES
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Twin in the Torah : ESAU
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Romeo who bets on cards? : POKERSTUD
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Monetary unit of Senegal : FRANC
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Bowl : ARENA
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Shaq's alma mater : LSU
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Out of the way : ASIDE
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"Bad, bad" Brown of song : LEROY
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"Got that right" : YEP
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Flaps : TODOS
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One just filling in : SPACER
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From head to toe : CAPAPIE
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It's what you think : OPINION
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Ancient Greek attire : TUNIC
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Running game : TAG
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Beachcomber's find : STARFISH
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Atmospheres : AURAE
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Leaves holder : TEABAG
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Smoker's purchase : PACK
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"What happened next?" : AND
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"Wayne's World" catchphrase : PARTYON
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In the mood : AMOROUS
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Auto racing locale : LEMANS
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As yet unmarketed, as software : BETA
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Free of errors : DEBUG
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"The Art of Arousal" author : DRRUTH
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Paul V's predecessor : LEOXI
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Directed at : SENTTO
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Govt. debt instrument : TBILL
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Duncan of the N.B.A. : TIM
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No longer feeding, as a photocopier : JAMMEDUP
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Pressing needs : IRONS
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Galena, e.g. : LEADORE
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Well-watched weatherman : ALROKER
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Reiteration lead-in : ASISAID
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"Impossible" : NOCANDO
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"C'mon, help me out here" : BEAPAL
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Big name in newspaper publishing : OCHS
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Not all the way : PARTLY
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Low pair : DEUCES
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Real heel : LOUSE
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Left-hand page : VERSO
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Carhop's load : TRAY
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Overabundance : FAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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