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New York Times, Thursday, February 13, 2003

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0213 ( 19,455 )
Across
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No-loss, no-gain situation : WASH
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Modeled : WORE
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Bleed for : PITY
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Sermon's conclusion? : ETTE
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Lost : ASEA
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Chocolate source : CACAO
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A man's "better half" : THEMISSUS
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Ivy League school, familiarly : UPENN
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LOER-PRICED BOOK : NOWINPAPERBACK
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Better : AMEND
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Bring action against : SUE
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Intraoffice linkup: Abbr. : LAN
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Walker, for short : PED
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Gilbert & Sullivan princess : IDA
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It may come in buckets : POPCORN
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Where water is poured on the rocks : SAUNA
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1985 Literature Nobelist ___ Simon : CLAUDE
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SAIN LOUIS BASEBALL SQUAD : NOTINTHECARDS
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Fish preparer's task : BONING
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Booze : SAUCE
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Worked in a judge's office : CLERKED
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Due before five? : TRE
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Where, to Caesar : UBI
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Morse E : DOT
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Range rover : BISON
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ACCOR : NODINAGREEMENT
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Ancient assembly area : AGORA
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Indicated : POINTEDTO
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Early 20th-century leader : LENIN
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Like some batters : EGGY
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Immensely : ATON
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Kind of course : PREP
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1998 National League M.V.P. : SOSA
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Bar ___ : NONE
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Moist towelette : WETNAP
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Not out : ATHOME
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Three sheets to the wind : STEWED
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Confine : HEMIN
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Target of some humor in The New Yorker : WASP
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Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
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Signs on again : REUPS
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Relax : EASEUP
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Hemingway sobriquet : PAPA
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Cirrus, say : ICECLOUD
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Ale holders : TANKARDS
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"Silent Night" adjective : YON
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62-Across, e.g. : CUB
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Lettering liquid : INDIAINK
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Come again? : REOCCUR
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Storm heading: Abbr. : NNE
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Castle section : DUNGEON
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Symbol of industry : ANT
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Money put on a horse to finish second : PLACEBET
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Meticulousness : CARE
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The cooler : STIR
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Sighed sounds : AHS
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Opposite of "from now on" : NOLONGER
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Kind of correspondence : ONETOONE
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Chow down : EAT
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Alphabet trio : BCD
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Room darkeners : DRAPES
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In the habit of : USEDTO
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High society : BONTON
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Chant : INTONE
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As much as you like : AGOGO
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Start of a clarification : IMEAN
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Stalactite producer : DRIP
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Golfer Woosnam : IAN
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Convoy lineup : RIGS
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"A Day Without Rain" singer : ENYA
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Mont Blanc, for one : ALP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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