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New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 2002

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 168, Blocks: 86 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 19,094 )
Across
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Some salts in water, e.g. : SOLUTES
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Michigan college or its town : ALMA
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Kola Peninsula inhabitant : LAPP
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Shot block, in hoops-speak : SWAT
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Retooling time? : IRONAGE
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Threesome : TRIAD
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With 29-Across, a soother : ALOE
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Hart co-anchor, once : TESH
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What a probable loser digs up? : ROOTFORTHEUNDERDOG
27
Pre-college yrs. : ELHI
28
Word with tool or travel : KIT
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See 22-Across : VERA
30
"Honest" : ISWEAR
31
"Lakmé" soprano : ELLEN
32
First, second or third : BASE
34
Revealing attire : MINI
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Aware, with "in" : CLUED
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Crippling : HARMING
38
Seasonal employee? : ELF
39
Bargain ad rate? : BUCKFORAPROMOTION
42
Bustle : ADO
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Chipmaker's substitute : OLESTRA
44
Holiday time : YULE
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It contains periods : ERA
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Devil dogs : MARINES
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"... peas in ___" : APOD
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With 60-Across, a group of stars : URSA
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Old clubs : MACES
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White House softball team stat? : RUNSFORPRESIDENT
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See 53-Across : MAJOR
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Tennis's 1979-80 Player of the Year : BORG
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Pizazz : FLASH
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Onetime TV landlord : MERTZ
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Heaps : ATON
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Get ready to take off : TAXI
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Burn : SEAR
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Son of Cronus : ZEUS
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Mug : ROB
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Theatrical works featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, etc.? : PLAYSFORPEANUTS
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___ ribs : BBQ
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Coats for bad weather : MACS
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Treasurer's receipt : DUES
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___ land : LALA
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Single : SOLE
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Combat gear : ARMOR
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'Vette rival : TBIRD
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Big cocaine exporter : PERU
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Like sycamore leaves : LOBED
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Good proofreader's reward? : CHECKFORACCURACY
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Strays : WAIFS
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Pacific : MEEK
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They can't be caught indoors : RAYS
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Grander than grand : EPIC
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Wandered too far, maybe : GOTLOST
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Snack : EAT
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Partner of John : YOKO
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Quarreled : FELLOUT
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Ingredient in an old-fashioned : RYE
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Bermuda Triangle's compass direction? : HEADINGFORTROUBLE
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Get an ___ (ace) : AON
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Drink holder : THERMOS
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Made an additional recipient, for short : CCED
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An Idahoan might hoe one : SPUD
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Zoo sounds : ROARS
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Snap : LOSEIT
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Conceal : BURY
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Indy letters : STP
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Stamp of approval : USDA
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Not your ball? : PASSFORSOMEONEELSE
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Extra-bright : NEON
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It goes to pot : ANTE
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Washday units : LOADS
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"That was easy" : NOSWEAT
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"Critique of Judgment" writer : KANT
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Germany's ___-Spree Canal : ODER
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Like hip ads : EDGY
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In a habit : DRESSED
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Makeup of a Spanish doubloon : ORO
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Modeling requirement? : LOOKSFORAJOB
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Free from restraint : UNTIE
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1920's Chief Justice : TAFT
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I : EGO
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Masses, e.g. : SERVICES
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Sphere : AREA
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Lucy of "Shanghai Noon" : LIU
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___ Bay, 1898 site of Admiral Dewey's fleet : MANILA
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Makes sense : ADDSUP
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Rio Grande city : LAREDO
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Actor Alan : ALDA
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Destitution, metaphorically : POORHOUSE
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Game piece : PEG
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Sailor's guardian : STELMO
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Appalled reaction : WELLINEVER
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Bloodless : ASHEN
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Object : THING
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Economy : THRIFT
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Distance races : TENKS
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Painted pitcher : EWER
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Oliver Hazard Perry victory site : ERIE
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Show pleasure : BEAM
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Chuck Schumer's predecessor in the Senate : ALDAMATO
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Drug smugglers : MULES
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Activity for rollers : CRAPS
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Rocket that launched the Mercury spacecraft : ATLAS
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Screw-up : BONER
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Ape : ORANG
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Incense ingredient : MYRRH
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Where a big chunk of a paycheck may go : RENT
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1998 movie with the voice of Woody Allen : ANTZ
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Symbol : ICON
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Sacrificed : OFFEREDUP
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Swim in a pool : DOLAPS
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Kind of truck : UPS
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"To the Moon" and others : ODES
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Former Big Apple theater showplace : ROXY
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"Mitla Pass" author : URIS
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Pinkish : RARE
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Don with a mike : IMUS
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Spoil : MAR
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Devious wolves' cries : BAAS
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What a hosp. may provide : TLC
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Reporter's need : SOURCE
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Natal native : ZULU
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H : ETA
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It may be above first : PARK
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Bank ad letters : FDIC
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Novelist Waugh : ALEC
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___ a soul : NARY
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Denver pushing McIntoshes? : BOBFORAPPLES
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Sneeze follower : BLESSYOU
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Equivalent of "the end" : QED
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Imitation : MOCK
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Dirty : SOIL
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Peak : ACME
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Mother of 67-Across : RHEA
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Clash directly : MEETHEADON
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Fitting : TRYON
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Many coll. grads : BAS
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Conseco Fieldhouse athlete : PACER
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Eyeopener? : LATTE
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Ring bearer : FRODO
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Famous buried treasure site in Nova Scotia : OAKISLAND
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Break-ups : RIFTS
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"___ I?" : WOULD
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Surpass : GOBEYOND
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Gravitate : TEND
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Thanksgiving dish : YAMS
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Substitute doctors, in Britain : LOCUMS
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Material gain : LUCRE
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Off the mark : ERRANT
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Knee-slapper : GASSER
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Feudal land : FIEF
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Yankee rival : ORIOLE
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Walked back and forth over : RETROD
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Spare holder : TRUNK
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Biblical prophet : HOSEA
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Broods : STEWS
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Shampoo promise : BODY
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Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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Lose oomph : SAG
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Scand. land : NOR
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Freelancer's enc. : SAE
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J.F.K. info : ETD

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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