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New York Times, Monday, February 17, 2003

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JVX} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 19,459 )
Across
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Book of maps : ATLAS
6
Lounge : LOLL
10
Lounge : IDLE
14
Milk purchase : QUART
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Actress Falco : EDIE
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Word before a verb, maybe : NOUN
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Pain inside : ULCER
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Taboo : NONO
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Not timid : BOLD
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Cruising : ASEA
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1986 Detroit debut : FORDTAURUS
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Refuses : SAYSNO
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Tall tale : YARN
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E.P.A. concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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Paint over : RECOAT
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Government subsidy : GRANTINAID
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This-and-that dish : HASH
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21-Across, e.g. : AUTO
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Bruin Bobby : ORR
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Singer ___ James : ETTA
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Story line : PLOT
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1998 Peter Weir film, with "The" : TRUMANSHOW
46
Group of 100 : SENATE
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"No sweat" : EASY
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Six years, in the 46-Across : TERM
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Period of greatest success : HEYDAY
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Amateurish : BUSHLEAGUE
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Prefix with -naut : AERO
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Aware of : ONTO
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Without value : NULL
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Express appreciation to : THANK
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___ Clayton Powell Jr. : ADAM
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Help for a detective : CLUE
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"It's the truth!" : NOLIE
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Region : ZONE
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Renaissance Italian family name : ESTE
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Carried with difficulty : TOTED
Down
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Shades of blue : AQUAS
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Oklahoma city : TULSA
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Cagney's TV partner : LACEY
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Regions : AREAS
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Narrow waterway: Abbr. : STR
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Late-night name : LENO
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Olfactory stimulus : ODOR
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Dance named after an aviator : LINDY
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Dance class wear : LEOTARD
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Grouped : INBUNCHES
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It may get into a jamb : DOOR
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Humdinger : LULU
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They may be split or tight : ENDS
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An ellipse has two of them : FOCI
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"___ you sure?" : ARE
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Take-home : NET
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Lash ___, who played the Cheyenne Kid in old westerns : LARUE
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Pledge : OATH
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Concerning : ASTO
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Unfreeze : THAW
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Openings : GAPS
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It may begin "Do not ..." : RULE
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Lots : ATON
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Out : NOTATHOME
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"___ la Douce" (1963 film) : IRMA
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Actor Stamp : TERENCE
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Tennis's Arthur : ASHE
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Bill ___, TV's Science Guy : NYE
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No. on a business card : TEL
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Manhandles : MAULS
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"Hurray!" : YAHOO
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Had control of the deck : DEALT
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Golfer Palmer, informally : ARNIE
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Like farm oxen : YOKED
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Husband of Ruth, in the Bible : BOAZ
57
Take back : UNDO
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Funnyman Laurel : STAN
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Oversupply : GLUT
60
Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Explosion maker : TNT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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