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New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Mack who emceed TV's "The Original Amateur Hour"

Author:
Holden Baker
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times2/18/03 ( No. 19,460 )
Across
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Like a tack : SHARP
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Cape Cod town : TRURO
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Mercedes rival : BMW
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Fencing sword : SABER
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Tore down : RAZED
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Sculler's need : OAR
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What to accentuate, to Bing Crosby ... : THEPOSITIVE
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Get mellower : AGE
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Swift works : SATIRES
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Gown material : SATIN
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Neat dresser's quality : NATTINESS
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Some radios : AMS
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What to eliminate ... : THENEGATIVE
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Terra ___ : COTTA
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Málaga Mrs. : SRA
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Home of the Jazz : UTAH
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Rocker John : ELTON
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Cost to cross : TOLL
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Abundant : RIFE
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Place to graze : LEA
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Have a gut feeling : SENSE
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What to latch onto, with "the" ... : AFFIRMATIVE
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Kobe currency : YEN
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___ ridgeback (hunting dog) : RHODESIAN
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Unable to sit still : ANTSY
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Pre-cable need : ANTENNA
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Halloween word : BOO
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Whom not to mess with : MRINBETWEEN
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Play for a sap : USE
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Really spooky : EERIE
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Lake ___, separating Switzerland and France : LEMAN
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Mack who emceed TV's "The Original Amateur Hour" : TED
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Play for time : STALL
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Bolt to unite : ELOPE
Down
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Fliers from De Gaulle : SSTS
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"Good joke!" : HAHA
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Help in a heist : ABET
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Adjust, as a brooch : REPIN
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Proportionately : PRORATA
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See 32-Down : TRISTE
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Squealer : RAT
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Israeli weapon : UZI
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Ministerial nickname : REV
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Ukrainian port : ODESSA
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Ferry or wherry : BOAT
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Crèche trio : MAGI
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Small songbird : WREN
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Genesis son : SETH
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Shrewd : ASTUTE
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Administer the oath of office to : INSTATE
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"I, Claudius" role : NERO
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Alaska's first governor : EGAN
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Integra maker : ACURA
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Recurring theme : MOTIF
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Shepherd's handful : STAFF
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O. Henry specialty : IRONY
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With 6-Down, Sibelius work : VALSE
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Popular 90's sitcom : ELLEN
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Not ours : THEIRS
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Patron saint of sailors : ELMO
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Heavy metal : LEAD
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Space Needle site : SEATTLE
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Rapper's improvisations : RHYMES
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Sanford of "The Jeffersons" : ISABEL
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Kudzu, for one : VINE
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Staircase support : NEWEL
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Border on : ABUT
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Cyrano's protrusion : NOSE
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Pigeon-___ : TOED
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Verne skipper : NEMO
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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___ Boleyn, queen to Henry VIII : ANNE
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
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Nest egg letters : IRA
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Nada : NIL

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