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New York Times, Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0201 ( 20,174 )
Across
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Morocco's capital : RABAT
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"Oh, my stars!" : GOSH
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Recipe amt. : TBSP
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They're not PC : IMACS
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Inner: Prefix : ENTO
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Pro ___ (one way to divide things) : RATA
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African language family : BANTU
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Close : NEAR
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They can be refined : ORES
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Ford explorer? : INDIANAJONES
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Jock: Abbr. : ATH
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Sailor's affirmative : AYE
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Mississippi city where Elvis was born : TUPELO
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Hospital's ___ center : TRAUMA
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Positioned : LAID
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Far Eastern bread : YEN
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"The Hours" role for which Nicole Kidman won an Oscar : VIRGINIAWOOLF
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Genre for Aretha Franklin : SOUL
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Dashboard inits. : MPH
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Pupil's locale : IRIS
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Billiards great : MINNESOTAFATS
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Org. with a complex code : IRS
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"… ___ the whole thing!" : IATE
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Rejoinder to "Am, too!" : ARENOT
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With grace : NICELY
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Computer monitor: Abbr. : CRT
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Bout enders, for short : KOS
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Ambassadors and such, or an appropriate title for this puzzle : STATESPEOPLE
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Ambience : AURA
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Det. Tiger or N.Y. Yankee : ALER
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Blow one's lid : ERUPT
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Kind of mile: Abbr. : NAUT
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Cry out : YELP
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Where the Decalogue was received : SINAI
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Shade trees : ELMS
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Talk back to : SASS
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Ability : SKILL
Down
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Josh : RIB
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Physician's org. : AMA
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Roll-on brand : BAN
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When Hamlet sees the ghost : ACTI
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Literally, "harbor wave" : TSUNAMI
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One often seen in a turban : GENIE
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Fit for drafting : ONEA
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Ollie's partner : STAN
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Friend of Hamlet : HORATIO
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Jamboree group : TROOP
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Longtime Massachusetts congressman : BARNEYFRANK
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Writer Shelby : STEELE
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Give, as a gene : PASSON
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Sport in which Israel won its first Olympic medal : JUDO
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Off-roaders, for short : ATVS
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ZZ Top, musically : TRIO
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Reckless : HARUMSCARUM
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Trademarked fruit name : UGLI
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Discontinuance : LAPSE
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Seuss's "Horton Hears ___" : AWHO
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"___ a man with seven wives" : IMET
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Popular cereal or magazine : LIFE
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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Discontinued fliers, quickly : SSTS
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River past Luxor : NILE
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Rejects : NAYSAYS
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Protective covering : TARP
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Unaffected : ARTLESS
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Demented : INSANE
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Initiation, for one : RITUAL
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French political divisions : ETATS
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Marine ___ : CORPS
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Nolo contendere, e.g. : PLEA
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Unagi, in a sushi bar : EELS
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Best-selling author Larson : ERIK
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Prefix with cycle : UNI
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Chum : PAL
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Up to, informally : TIL

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

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