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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 2003

Year in the reign of Ivan the Terrible

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 166 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times2/15/03 ( No. 19,457 )

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Across
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Pay : SHELLOUT
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Poohs : PSHAWS
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Acquire : COMEINTO
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Slanted : ITALIC
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Interest : APPEALTO
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First name in 60's pop : PETULA
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Letter series : RST
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Brewpub offering : RYEBEER
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Year in the reign of Ivan the Terrible : MDL
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Like ___ on a string : ATOY
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Coin with the image of a springbok : RAND
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"That's ___" : LIFE
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Damaging insects : BORERS
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Part of a capt.'s order : DIR
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Has ___ (is connected) : ANIN
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Machine wedge : SHIM
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Wave, for one : GESTURE
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Darned, in Dover : BLOODY
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Schoolyard challenge : MAKEME
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More husky : HOARSER
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Foreign trio member? : AMAT
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Abbr. in many group names : ASSN
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Ready to go off-line? : DRY
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Balance : STASIS
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What two dots may mean : ISTO
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Breakfast acronym : IHOP
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It has a code : GENE
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Old Japanese coin : RIN
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Mints, e.g. : ISSUERS
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Galoot : APE
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Want : DEARTH
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One in training? : BRAKEMAN
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Cause to be absorbed : OSMOSE
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It's used to avoid listing : ETCETERA
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Pool parties : STENOS
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Something to shoot : THEWORKS
Down
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Ancient religious symbol : SCARAB
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Begins quickly : HOPSTO
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Forum buyer? : EMPTOR
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"Malcolm X" director : LEE
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One might be chronic : LIAR
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Kind of child : ONLY
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Sheer : UTTER
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"What a shame" : TOOBAD
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Unrealistic notions : PIPEDREAMS
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Suffix with old : STER
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Skimmer, e.g. : HAT
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Turquoise component : ALUMINUM
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Symbol of success : WILDFIRE
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Having no symmetry, in a way : SCALENE
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Stumper : ENIGMA
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Ultimatum words : YESORNO
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Infielder's failure : LATETAG
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Fraternity letters : RHOS
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Beans and fries, e.g. : SIDEDISHES
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Aromatic resins : MYRRHS
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Game with trump cards : SKAT
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Most overbearing : BOSSIEST
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Sorting criterion : LASTNAME
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Shags, say : HAIRDOS
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"Sure" : YOUBET
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Tailor, at times : SEAMER
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Not going anywhere : INPARK
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Regarded to be : SEENAS
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Murdoch University site : PERTH
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"Don't take ___ seriously" : ITSO
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Dash : RACE
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Throw off : SKEW
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Actor Silver : RON
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W.W. II zone : ETO

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