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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJQVZ} This is puzzle # 162 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 19,387 )
Across
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"You don't mean little ol' me?" : AWSHUCKS
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Tennis Grand Slam name of 1988 : STEFFI
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1971 supernatural best seller : THEOTHER
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Traitorous leader of occupied France in W.W. II : PETAIN
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True : CONSTANT
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Jibing : INTUNE
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Düsseldorf direction : OST
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Survivors' concerns : ESTATETAXES
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Personal ad abbr. : SWF
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Early touring car : REO
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Singer Green and others : ALS
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They employ speakers: Abbr. : PAS
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Anglo-American poet Gunn : THOM
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Wind : SNAKE
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Bit of merchandise : WARE
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Seating sect. : ORCH
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Keep going : PERSIST
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Releases : CATHARSES
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Language in the Dead Sea Scrolls : ARAMAIC
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Some programs, briefly : APPS
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Go (along) : PLAY
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Ordinary people : PLEBS
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Temple : SHUL
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"High Noon" heroine : AMY
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Temple player : OWL
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It's a matter of law : RES
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Walt Whitman poem "___ Pondered in Silence" : ASI
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Fusses : MAKESASCENE
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Wasn't steadfast : RAN
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Copy : PARROT
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It helps keep a sweater dry : HEADBAND
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Star : ETOILE
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Have no accomplices : ACTALONE
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Pool player, at times : RACKER
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Question to a procrastinator : WHENTHEN
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How some goods are sold : ATCOST
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Elite : WHOSWHO
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Asked to come : SENTFOR
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Book after Daniel: Abbr. : HOS
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Complete : UTTER
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Woos obviously : CHASES
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"Artistry in Rhythm" composer : KENTON
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Sp. title : SRTA
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Circus employees : SPIELERS
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Flared dresses : TENTS
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Jazz singer Jones : ETTA
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Slip : FAUXPAS
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Drawing, e.g. : FINEART
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Real : INESSE
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One accepting a challenge : TAKER
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"Little Nemo" cartoonist Winsor ___ : MCCAY
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Without delay : APACE
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Thin puffs : WISPS
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Hard person to direct : HAM
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Large amount : SEA
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It may be filtered : TAPWATER
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Inclines : HILLS
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Former capital of Kazakhstan : ALMAATA
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Businessman who once owned the San Diego Padres : RAYKROC
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Admirer of Joseph, in Genesis : PHARAOH
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___ Langer, who wrote "Philosophy in a New Key" : SUSANNE
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Baby : PAMPER
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Rear : BREECH
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Boxer's group : SENATE
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Tree with heart-shaped leaves : LINDEN
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Park Avenue, e.g. : SEDAN
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The Phantom of the Opera : ERIK
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Wad : CHAW
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Short order? : BLT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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