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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 2002

23-Across : How spaghetti may be cooked

Author:
Marjorie Richter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Marjorie Richter

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Richter. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times2/20/02 ( No. 19,097 )
Across
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The pyramids of Giza, e.g. : TOMBS
6
Newspaper's essay forum : OPED
10
"Invaders From ___" (1953 sci-fi) : MARS
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Jamaican witchcraft : OBEAH
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Leaf opening : PORE
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Baseball's Moises : ALOU
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Business statistic : DOWJONESAVERAGE
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River that was notably crossed on Christmas 1776 : DELAWARE
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Was jealous of : ENVIED
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Soccer star Hamm : MIA
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How spaghetti may be cooked : ALDENTE
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Teacher training institution : NORMALSCHOOL
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2004 Olympics site : ATHENS
30
"X Games" airer : ESPN
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___ choy : BOK
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Waitress at Mel's Diner : FLO
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Simile's middle : ASA
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Freshwater duck : TEAL
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Peanut butter choice : SMOOTH
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Starting point of the Freedom Trail : BOSTONCOMMON
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Says yes to : ACCEPTS
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Place for a stud : EAR
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Hubbub : CLAMOR
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Walked through a puddle : SPLOSHED
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Benefit of a steady job : REGULARPAYCHECK
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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Sales rep's goal : DEAL
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"Gigi" star Leslie : CARON
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___ terrier : SKYE
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Debate side : ANTI
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How eccentrics behave : ODDLY
Down
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Sondheim's "Sweeney ___" : TODD
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Reed instrument : OBOE
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Whimper : MEWL
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Mexican peninsula : BAJA
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P. T. Barnum, for example : SHOWMAN
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"Norma" and "Don Carlos" : OPERAS
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Sit : POSE
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Historical period : ERA
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Add detail to : DEVELOP
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Publisher of "X-Men" comics : MARVEL
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French author Robbe-Grillet : ALAIN
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Man of many words? : ROGET
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Fancy leather : SUEDE
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They may be polished : NAILS
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Finish with : ENDON
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Comment from Mr. Moto : AHSO
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California winegrowing county : NAPA
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___ & Carla, 60's singing duo : OTIS
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Emmy winner Perlman : RHEA
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Bumped into : MET
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Yo-Yo Ma's instrument : CELLO
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Prosperous time : BOOM
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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"Ain't We Got Fun" lyricist : KAHN
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Saturated substances : FATS
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Popular tattoo : MOM
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"Fiddler on the Roof" star : TOPOL
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Officer Poncherello's portrayer : ESTRADA
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Like a lizard's skin : SCALY
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Fine leather : MOROCCO
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Addle : BEMUSE
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Gurkha or Sherpa : NEPALI
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Farm units : ACRES
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Court employee : CLERK
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Not forthcoming : CAGEY
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Uttered contemptuously : SPAT
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Roe source : SHAD
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Driven group : HERD
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Fashion initials : DKNY
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Cartoon chihuahua : REN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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