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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 2001

Like earthlings, sometimes, in sci-fi

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QY} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2001, The New York Times12/7/01 ( No. 19,022 )
Across
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Start angrily : REARUP
7
Like earthlings, sometimes, in sci-fi : ABDUCTED
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Run out : EXPIRE
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Actor Freddie's actor son : PRINZEJR
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Puts in play : SERVES
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Continental courses? : AIRLANES
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Dog in a panel : ODIE
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None of that? : THIS
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"It's ___ against time" : ARACE
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Hundred Acre Wood denizen : ROO
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It's $15, in Monopoly : POORTAX
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A.C. letters : BTU
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Kind of engine : TURBO
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Vault opener? : POLE
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Québec's ___ de la Madeleine : ILES
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Fruit in a gallery, maybe : STILLLIFES
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Puts together : WEDS
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Short person's slip? : IOU
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It may be in a bed : ORE
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Quick trip : SPIN
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Break : RESTPERIOD
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Fall precipitately, in slang : TANK
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Olympic Stadium athlete : EXPO
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Tasty tubes : PENNE
50
Flight stat. : ALT
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Entrance requirements, perhaps : IDCARDS
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Get away without delay : LAM
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Rosary : BEADS
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War of 1812 locale : ERIE
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Copter's forerunner : GIRO
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Popular money-raising event : BAKESALE
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Bit of wit : BONMOT
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Checkout time, often : ELEVENAM
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In want of the wherewithal : UNABLE
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Abandoned : DESOLATE
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Aged : GOTOLD
Down
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In places : RESORTS
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Struck : EXEDOUT
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Nonanalytic : APRIORI
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Split : RIVE
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North Yorkshire river : URE
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49-Across topper, maybe : PESTO
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Two : APAIROF
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Stand up : BRISTLE
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Film developer?: Abbr. : DIR
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Take it easy, slangily : UNLAX
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Powerful person : CZAR
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Like good arguments : TENABLE
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Thrown out : EJECTED
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"My Many Colored Days" author : DRSEUSS
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Shoshonean language : HOPI
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Pullover : POLO
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His tales often featured animals : AESOP
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Flip one's lid? : BLINK
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"If ___ you ..." : IWERE
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Tempted : LURED
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Workout set : REPS
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Ran through : STABBED
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Alternative to lager : PALEALE
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Fluid entry points : INTAKES
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Be proficient in : EXCELAT
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"Puh-leeze!" : SPAREME
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Famous Amos : TORI
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Neither here nor there : INLIMBO
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Doing great : ONAROLL
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Took a stripe from, say : DEMOTED
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N.B.A. coach Dan : ISSEL
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Make less likely to crash? : DEBUG
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"Whip It" group : DEVO
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Dipterous one : GNAT
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Got ___ (did great) : ANA
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"Wedding Album" performer, 1969 : ONO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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