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New York Times, Friday, February 13, 2004

Player of the Texaco Fire Chief, on old radio

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 192 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2004, The New York Times2/13/04 ( No. 19,820 )
Across
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Phony : SCAMARTIST
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Endowment : GIFT
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Flat turndown : NOTACHANCE
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Fertile Crescent's place : ASIA
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Do a performance : ACTTHEPART
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Depression : FUNK
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Chef d'état : ROI
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Not so strict : EASIER
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Unoccupied : FREE
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___ Fyne, Scotland : LOCH
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"___ me!" : DEAR
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Fraternity chapter : ETA
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Went slowly : SNAILED
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U.S. code and cipher grp. : NSA
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Pack animal : CUB
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Attunes : GEARS
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Honky-tonk player : PIANO
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Gossip's question : SOWHATELSEISNEW
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Nonsense : CROCK
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"Mother Goose Suite" composer : RAVEL
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Part of a guffaw : HAR
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Super power : ESP
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W.W. II bond designation : SERIESE
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Canada's ___ Island National Park : ELK
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Zip : DART
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Was appealing : PLED
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Jumble : MESS
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Thingum : DOODAD
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Lab offering? : PAW
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Sign in the dark : EXIT
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Risqué display : INDELICACY
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Clip : RATE
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Person at a foundation : STONEMASON
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Old World duck : SMEW
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Chug-a-lugs : TOSSESDOWN
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Complications : SNARLS
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Cover made of silk : COCOON
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Ancient Greek state : ATTICA
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Where pins are made : MAT
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Really smart : ACHE
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Bird whose male hatches the eggs : RHEA
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Memorial Day solo : TAPS
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Grant-___ : INAID
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Filter : SCREEN
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Colorful fish : TETRAS
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Ship's spar : GAFF
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Volunteer's confident declaration : ISURECAN
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Make just right : FINETUNE
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"Congratulations!" : TAKEABOW
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Soprano's note : HIGHC
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Two-edged sword : RAPIER
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Passed illegally, maybe : LEAKED
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Put away : EAT
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Dr. ___ : DRE
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Camera inits. : SLR
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West ___, Long Island weather station locale : ISLIP
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They're intriguing : SCHEMERS
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Hurdle for a doctoral student : ORALEXAM
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Job setting : WORKSITE
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Carrier to Tampere : SAS
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Time before : EVE
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One who's hurting : SADIST
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"Now!" : PRONTO
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Title city in a 1960 #1 hit : ELPASO
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Gentle underwater creature : SEACOW
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Player of the Texaco Fire Chief, on old radio : EDWYNN
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Hullabaloos : TODOS
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Hasenpfeffer, e.g. : STEW
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Animal shelters : DENS
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"Hard ___!" (helm command) : ALEE
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Darkens : DIMS
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Hardly a girl's dream date : CAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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