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New York Times, Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 19,454 )
Across
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Diplomat Deane : SILAS
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Lancia competitor, for short : ALFA
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Tee off : RILE
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Prepared to be dubbed : KNELT
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Cash in Qom : RIAL
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1950's British P.M. : EDEN
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Advice to a driver, part 1 : IFYOUWANTLIFETO
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Hardly genteel : RUDE
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Court feat : ACE
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Hardly genteel : CRASS
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Literary monogram : TSE
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___ Park (Manhattan neighborhood) : GRAMERCY
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Barcelona title : SENOR
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One-in-a-million : RARE
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Advice, part 2 : BEGINATFORTY
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Clear of the sea bottom : AWEIGH
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Moulin Rouge performance : CANCAN
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Advice, part 3 : DONTGOEIGHTY
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Long story : SAGA
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Reasons to cram : EXAMS
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Garden ornamentals : PETUNIAS
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Beer may be on it : TAP
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Waters on stage : ETHEL
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Polo Grounds legend : OTT
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"Dumb" comics girl : DORA
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End of the advice : WHENYOURETWENTY
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Director Rohmer : ERIC
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Tech support caller : USER
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Actress Anne : HECHE
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"Why not?!" : SURE
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Nuclear fuel holders : RODS
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Evades : SKIRTS
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Imbue (with) : INFUSE
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Dutch cheese : LEYDEN
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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1950's-70's senator Symington, for short : STU
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Small toucan : ARACARI
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One of the front four : LINEMAN
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500-pound, say : FAT
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Apiece, in scores : ALL
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Put in hot oil again : REFRY
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Brainchild : IDEA
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"Why not?!" : LETS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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"This means ___!" : WAR
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Watchdog agcy. beginning 1887 : ICC
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Some shorthand : GREGG
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Pitching stat : ERA
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React violently, in a way : RETCH
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Final notice : OBIT
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Sector boundary : ARC
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Rwy. stop : STA
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Writer Rand : AYN
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Write for another : GHOST
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Clotho and others : FATES
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Jet black : ONYX
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Tag on : ADD
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A suitor may pitch it : WOO
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Suffix with ethyl : ENE
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Mer contents : EAU
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Disregarded : IGNORED
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Skiers' leggings : GAITERS
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A.S.A.P. : ATONCE
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First first lady : MARTHA
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Neutered : SPAYED
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British coppers : PENCE
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Bridge guru Culbertson : ELY
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J.D. holder: Abbr. : ATT
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Farm females : EWES
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Like some traffic : THRU
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One who's got it coming : HEIR
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Shy creature : DEER
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Start of many a Catholic church name : OUR
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G.I. entertainer : USO
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Telephone interrogatory : WHO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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