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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 19,089 )
Across
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Race car gauges, for short : TACHS
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Mesa dweller : HOPI
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"No way, ___!" : JOSE
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González from Cuba : ELIAN
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Soon, to a bard : ANON
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Third afterthought in a letter: Abbr. : PPPS
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Even if, familiarly : ALTHO
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Big cat : LION
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Butcher's goods : MEAT
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What 2002 is, according to the 38-Across : YEAROFTHEHORSE
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Temperature : HEAT
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Clairvoyant : SEER
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Mournful trumpet sound : WAWA
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Soak (up) : SOP
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Prepares for a tough battle : DIGSIN
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Took the cake? : ATE
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Fan mags : ZINES
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Laissez-___ : FAIRE
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See 20-Across : CHINESECALENDAR
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Book that refers to "People of the Book" : KORAN
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Kind of power : SOLAR
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Inc., abroad : LTD
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Historic London theater : OLDVIC
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Sow's pen : STY
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Gets the picture : SEES
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Thingy : ITEM
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Part of a smoke screen? : WISP
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Annual greeting appropriate to this puzzle : GUNGHAYFATCHOY
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What the fat lady sings : ARIA
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Goal in musical chairs : SEAT
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Go for another 12 issues, say : RENEW
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Treaty : PACT
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Fictional Jane : EYRE
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Field of play : ARENA
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Does and bucks : DEER
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Disorganized : MESSY
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It may be high in the afternoon : TEA
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Friend in war : ALLY
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Refer to : CITE
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Big laugh : HAHAHA
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"Zzzzzz ..." : SNORE
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Intermediate shades : HALFTONES
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"Put a lid ___!" : ONIT
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Exclamations of disdain : POOHS
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Like a have-not : INNEED
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U.S. Steel founder : JPMORGAN
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Phone abbr. : OPER
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Hot tubs : SPAS
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Italy's Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Rest area : OASIS
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Member of a herd : HEIFER
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Off the wall : WACKO
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Kooky : WEIRD
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River to the Rio Grande : PECOS
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Move crabwise : SIDLE
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Fit to be tied : IRATE
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Unpopular ones : NERDS
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Highest point : ZENITH
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Kind of taffy : SALTWATER
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Find a route : NAVIGATE
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___ on the line : LAYIT
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Discontinued : CEASED
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Place for influence? : SPHERE
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"That's nonsense!" : MYEYE
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"Begone!" : SCRAM
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Stare agog : GAPE
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___ Mountains (Asian border) : URAL
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Short cut : NICK
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Taxi rider : FARE
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Snake eyes : ONES
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Hankerings : YENS
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Road to take : WAY

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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