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A SHORT PUZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 2003

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0216 ( 19,458 )
Across
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Whiz : ACE
4
Trickster : IMP
7
Italian town with frescoes by Giotto : ASSISI
13
Personal excesses : GREEDS
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It borders Austria : BAVARIA
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New York's ___ Falls : CROTON
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Campaign promise, maybe : TAXCUT
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Clarence of the E Street Band : CLEMONS
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Vasco da Gama's lucky headgear? : CAPOFGOODHOPE
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Most titillating : RACIEST
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Paddles : OARS
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___ State College, in Massachusetts : SALEM
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Bldg. overseer : MGT
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Woeful noises : MOANS
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"Streamers" playwright David : RABE
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They're the tops : LIDS
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Town on Santa Monica Bay : MALIBU
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Unfairly charges : SOAKS
41
Mellow Mel : TORME
43
New Deal inits. : NRA
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Important people on the scene, for short : EMTS
46
Stoolie of considerable interest? : PREFERREDRAT
51
Suffix with planet : OID
52
___ Jima : IWO
53
Cub with a club : SOSA
54
O.K., say : NOD
55
Suffix with glycer- : IDE
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Like some TV wrap-ups : POSTGAME
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"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
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Subject of the biography "An American Hero" : REAGAN
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Set out : BEGAN
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Unexciting news about a missile? : SAMOLDSAMOLD
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Store : STOW
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College course on insects, for short : ENTO
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War maker : ARES
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Water logs? : TAPRECORDERS
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Lighter charge : ARSON
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Without imagination : ARIDLY
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One-third of a Beatles refrain : YEAH
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Went over : RETRACED
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N.Y.C. airport baggage letters : LGA
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Belief : ISM
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Genealogist's work : TREE
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Like Lady Macbeth : MAD
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"Yo te ___" (words of endearment) : AMO
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Texas pop.? : LONESTARSTAT
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Musical with the song "The Night They Invented Champagne" : GIGI
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Operations ___ (Army position) : NCO
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Sight from the Quai d'Orsay : SEINE
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Japanese port : OSAKA
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Tributary : FEEDER
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Subway rider's wish : SEAT
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Weeds : CIGS
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Clemson athlete : TIGER
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It makes soap strong : LYE
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"Over the Rainbow" composer : ARLEN
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Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
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Like much Lenny Bruce humor : SATIRIC
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Signs of a "her-icane"? : GALFORCEWINDS
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Perturb : AGITATE
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Relaxing : ATEASE
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Move briskly : STRIDE
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Suns' spot : PHOENIX
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Liston and Bono : SONNYS
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Post office employee : SORTER
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Bug-eyed ones, maybe: Abbr. : ETS
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Gel : SET
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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Nutritional fig. : CAL
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Site for happy campers? : EVERGLADS
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___-Z (old Camaro) : IROC
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The least a dog can make? : MINIMUMWAG
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Toyota model, once : PASEO
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Bankbook ID : ACCTNO
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Mex. Mrs. : SRA
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Bribe : SOP
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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To date : SOFAR
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Bad houseguest : INGRATE
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"Little ___, you're really lookin' fine" (1964 lyric) : GTO
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X-ray doses : RADS
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Let out : EXHALED
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Bad bacteria : ECOLI
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Photocopied, informally : DUPED
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Cuts off : STEMS
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Violin maker Nicolò : AMATI
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Paul ___, Tony-winning dramatist for "Morning's at Seven" : OSBORN
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Cause for a child's scolding : SASS
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Author Puzo : MARIO
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Gullible ones : SAPS
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Drops, as flies : ERRORS
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Alphabet quartet : MNOP
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Subdued hue : BEIGE
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Swedish money : KRONA
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Seed oil plants : SESAMES
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Jason's vengeful ex-wife, in myth : MEDEA
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Italian composer Albinoni : TOMASO
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Pope's scarflike vestment : FANON
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Severity : RIGOR
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Allan-___, Robin Hood companion : ADALE
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Manages : TENDS
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Car in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
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Contest effort : ENTRY
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Vow locale : ALTAR
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Kelvinator competitor : AMANA
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Solemnly affirm : SWEARTO
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Moolah : DOREMI
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Whatsoever : ATALL
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Slow : LARGO
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Like some swarms : APIAN
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Playwright Clifford : ODETS
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Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
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Saclike : CYSTIC
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Ostrichlike birds : RHEAS
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Cause of a groom not being able to speak? : STAGFRIGHT
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"Live Free ___" (state motto) : ORDIE
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Christmas containers? : CANDYCANS
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Party leader, maybe : EMCEE
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Way out : DOOR
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Nut : MANIAC
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Union member, in France : ETAT
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She had a 1989 #1 hit "Don't Wanna Lose You" : ESTEFAN
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Go back : REGRESS
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Dotty : GAGA
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Mug : KISSER
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Type type : ELITE
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"The Lord of the Rings" books, e.g. : SAGAS
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Sister of Melpomene : ERATO
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"Zelig" director : ALLEN
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Handled : SAWTO
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Section of le Tour de France : ETAPE
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Prying : NOSY
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N.Y. commuter line : LIRR
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Mexico's Yaqui and others : RIOS
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In medias ___ : RES
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It may be picked : NIT
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Former presidential inits. : DDE
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Standoff : TIE
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No. after a no. : EXT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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