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New York Times, Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 127 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0216 ( 20,189 )
Across
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Fraternity letter : PSI
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Battery contents : ACID
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Oldtime actress Todd : THELMA
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Personal : OWN
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Goof off : LAZE
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Attack : HAVEAT
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Stop on it : RED
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No neatnik : SLOB
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Anxiety : UNEASE
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Cartier's Christmas creation? : TREEOFDIAMONDS
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In any way : EVER
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Stat for Sammy Sosa : RBI
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Thimblerig thing : PEA
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Meal : REPAST
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Ones soon to leave the ivied halls: Abbr. : SRS
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Subcompact : MINI
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American Revolutionary portraitist : PEALE
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Illegal act, in slang : CAPER
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Capote's least favorite road sign? : NOTATRUSTREET
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Olympus competitor : NIKON
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"I'm in!" : METOO
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Just : ONLY
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"Noble" element : GAS
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Woven fabrics : TWILLS
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Narc's employer: Abbr. : DEA
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Fall from grace : SIN
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12 chimes : NOON
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Songbird's lament? : THETRILLISGONE
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Sounded like a Persian : MEOWED
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Point to the right : EAST
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Driver's org. : PGA
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Shed : REMOVE
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Shade of green : NILE
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Comic strip cry : EEK
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Didn't go straight : SNAKED
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Scored the same : DREW
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Like few counties nowadays : DRY
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Drink at the Duke's Head : PORTER
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Deviate : SWERVE
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Completely committed : INDEEP
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Likewise : ALSO
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Massage target for a runner : CALF
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Popular shirt maker : IZOD
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Actress Mazar : DEBI
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All ___ : THUMBS
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City on the Hong River : HANOI
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Tied : EVEN
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Absolute : LEADPIPE
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"Le Cid" composer : MASSENET
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Got the fare down : ATE
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Chapter of history : ERA
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Collar : ARREST
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Run on TV : AIR
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Hand measure : SPAN
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Hué New Year : TET
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Swings around : SLUES
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Wild West : MAE
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Big name in fashion : ARMANI
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Montana Indian : CROW
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Johnny Unitas wore it : NINETEEN
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Norman's home : OKLAHOMA
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Diminutive, as a dog : TOY
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Rug rat : TOT
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Silent agreement : NOD
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Prepared for action : GIRDED
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Gerund maker : ING
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Lit : LOOPED
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More protracted : LONGER
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Sly : SNEAKY
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Computer honcho Wozniak : STEVE
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Jedi ally : EWOK
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Play Shylock : LEND
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Hideaway : LAIR
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Man, but not woman : ISLE
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Be hot and bothered : STEW
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Miss after marriage : MRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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