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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 2004

Author:
Charles Barasch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles Barasch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Barasch. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Chances : ODDS
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Wires on a bicycle wheel : SPOKES
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Tavern : BAR
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In ___ of (substituting for) : LIEU
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One of Jerry's pals on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
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Down Under bird : EMU
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Bejeweled president? : GEMMYCARTER
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Mo. of Presidents' Day : FEB
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"Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
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Dine : EAT
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Planet : GLOBE
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Pale, aging president? : WANOLDREAGAN
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Most elderly : OLDEST
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Hang around for : AWAIT
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Place to store valuables : VAULT
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Hair colorer : DYER
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___ and hearty : HALE
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Devoted follower : ACOLYTE
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Demolisher : LEVELER
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More's opposite : LESS
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Opening for a tab : SLOT
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Burning up : IRATE
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Disinfects : CLEANS
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Comic president? : JESTERARTHUR
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Wheel turners : AXLES
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Tint : HUE
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Historic period : ERA
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Compete (for) : VIE
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Hirsute president? : HAIRYTRUMAN
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Mont Blanc, e.g. : ALP
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Money earned : INCOME
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Communicate by hand : SIGN
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Tennis court divider : NET
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Check receivers : PAYEES
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Stopped working, as an engine : DIED
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Showroom model : DEMO
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Total : SUM
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Trigonometric ratio : SECANT
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Ancient Greek thinker : PLATO
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Paddle : OAR
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Set of tools : KIT
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WSW's reverse : ENE
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Composer Rachmaninoff : SERGEI
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Obscure : BEFOG
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Tiny creature : AMEBA
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"American Idol" winner ___ Studdard : RUBEN
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Frothy : YEASTY
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One using lots of soap : LATHERER
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Object of a dowser's search : WELLSITE
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Reclined : LAY
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Lived : DWELT
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Like hen's teeth : RARE
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The White House's ___ Office : OVAL
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Delicate fabric : LACE
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Performing twosomes : DUOS
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"We love to fly, and it shows" airline : DELTA
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Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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Ponce de ___ : LEON
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Goofs : ERRS
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Nicholas I or II : TSAR
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Appraiser : VALUER
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"___ the land of the free ..." : OER
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Send again : RESHIP
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Slides : CHUTES
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From Jakarta, e.g. : JAVAN
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Kick out of the country : EXILE
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Snoozed : SLEPT
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Lemon ___ (herb) : THYME
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Kuwaiti ruler : EMIR
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Fury : RAGE
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"___ and the King of Siam" : ANNA
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Wintry : ICY
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Shad product : ROE
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Land between Can. and Mex. : USA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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