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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 2003

Author:
Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Craig Kasper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 19,751 )
Across
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Savvy : SMARTS
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Basketball player's stat : HANDSPAN
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Stay out of sight : HOLEUP
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TV family member whose words are often bleeped : OSBOURNE
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Layperson in a monastery : OBLATE
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"And?" : WHATNEXT
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Not at all shady : TRUSTABLE
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Diamond with a mike : NEIL
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They may hold money for passengers : PURSERS
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Run off, in the old days : MIMEO
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Beekeeper in a 1997 film : ULEE
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A hero may have it : SALAMI
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Tallies: Abbr. : PTS
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Clipped : TERSE
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At the time of : UPON
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QB Detmer and others : TYS
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Place to display goods : SALESROOM
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Downed, as shots : DID
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No longer work : REST
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Caught on camera : TAPED
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Like some discounted mdse. : IRR
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Receives eagerly : LAPSUP
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It may be for the birds : CAGE
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Four in an acre : ROODS
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"What have you been up to lately?" response : NOTALOT
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Aplenty, once : ENOW
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Not work independently : COOPERATE
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Part of some platters : COLESLAW
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Conductor knighted in 1996 : PREVIN
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Tundra borderer : TREELINE
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Painter Meissonier : ERNEST
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Taboo : VERBOTEN
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Worrywart's words : DEARME
Down
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Casting event : SHOTPUT
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Ochlocracy : MOBRULE
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Siren : ALLURER
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Have second thoughts about : REASSESS
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"___ le feste" ("Rigoletto" aria) : TUTTE
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Sticks, in a way : SPEARS
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React to something hilarious : HOWL
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Court great : ASHE
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Grp. concerned with traveling : NBA
10
Part of some letters : DOT
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Certain Iraqi : SUNNI
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Bump : PREEMPT
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Cause of some attacks : ANXIETY
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Business setback : NETLOSS
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It's associated with dens: Abbr. : BSA
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North Dakota city : MINOT
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Cravings : LUSTS
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When D.S.T. begins : APR
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Call from the field : MOO
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London's ___ Court : EARLS
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Player of Caroline in "Caroline and the City" : LEA
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Questionable gift : ESP
37
1996 song that was #1 for 14 weeks : MACARENA
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Dish Network rival : DIRECTV
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Picked-out material? : IRONORE
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One who's overly eager : DROOLER
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Discussion : PALAVER
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Not thinking of others : EGOTISM
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Thaw : DETENTE
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Game similar to crazy eights : UNO
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Burst : POPPED
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Loser : DWEEB
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Land, in Lyon : TERRE
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Mobility improver : CANE
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Actor Reginald, who played both Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes : OWEN
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Pitch preceder : SLO
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Under the table : LIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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