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New York Times, Thursday, December 6, 2001

Souter's predecessor on the Supreme Court

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 141 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times12/6/01 ( No. 19,021 )
Across
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Hacks : CABS
5
Wild time : BLAST
10
W.W. II battle site : STLO
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R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Way to go : ROUTE
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All fired up : AVID
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Make stout : FATTEN
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Deli machine : SLICER
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Redhead's secret : HENNA
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Brief fright : START
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Injustice : RAWDEAL
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Like many receptions : CATERED
30
According to : ALA
31
Chemical ending : ENE
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Hot blood : IRE
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Cambridgeshire town : ELY
34
___-de-lance : FER
35
Peruvian spendable : SOL
36
"For shame!" : TUT
37
Postpone paying : OWE
40
Piz Bernina, e.g. : ALP
43
Vichy or √Čvian : SPA
44
Visits briefly : STOPSIN
46
Punters : BOATMEN
48
"Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
49
Shire of "Rocky" : TALIA
50
Sonnet section : SESTET
52
"Goodness!" : DEARME
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Mediterranean port : ORAN
60
Gut buster? : ULCER
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Nonstandard contraction : AINT
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Was used up : WENT
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Fertile soil : LOESS
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It's hard to tell : SAGA
Down
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Do : COIF
2
Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
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Did some beachcombing : SIFTED
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Souter's predecessor on the Supreme Court : BRENNAN
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It's up for auction : LOT
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"___ Wiedersehen" : AUF
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Erwin of early TV : STU
9
170-pound newsmaker of 7/10/62 : TELSTAR
10
Swift work : SATIRE
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Miller product : LITE
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
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Shade of gray : SLATE
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Half of a half-and-half : ALE
24
Poli follower : SCI
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A great deal : RAFTS
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Rat Islander : ALEUT
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Split to unite : ELOPE
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Thomas of poetry : DYLAN
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Prefix with plastic : OSTEO
38
Yearning : WISTFUL
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Roxy Music founding member : ENO
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U.S. dance grp. : ABT
41
Put-on artists? : LOADERS
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Opposite of neo- : PALEO
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Obvious : PATENT
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Pageant prizes : TIARAS
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Put away : STOW
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Thornfield governess : EYRE
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___ bean : MUNG
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Place in the Old West : ETTA
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Andy Capp's wife : FLO
57
Secure : ICE
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Point of law : RES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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