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New York Times, Thursday, February 20, 2003

Author:
Peter Sarrett
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Sarrett

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sarrett. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 19,462 )
Across
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Pampering places : SPAS
5
Pronunciation indicator : SCHWA
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See 40-Across : MART
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Minor stroke : PUTT
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Loads of fun : AHOOT
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Word with Bay or gray : AREA
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Gray : ASHY
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Something not to talk about : TABOO
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Naval position: Abbr. : CMDR
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Leaves a center for cereal abuse? : CHEXOUTOFREHAB
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Bard's nightfall : EEN
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AWOL chasers : MPS
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Go online : LOGIN
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An hour of prime-time TV, often : DRAMA
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Back muscles, for short : LATS
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Grp. vigorously backing the Second Amendment : NRA
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It's not the norm : ANOMALY
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@ : EACH
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Makes cereal more flavorful? : KIXITUPANOTCH
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With 10-Across, place to get milk and bread : MINI
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Divide, as Gaul : TRISECT
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TV puppet voiced by Paul Fusco : ALF
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Asian cookers : WOKS
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Kind of bulb : TULIP
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Mrs. Ceausescu of Romania : ELENA
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Galoot : APE
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Whole : ONE
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Master cereal-maker's knowledge? : TRIXOFTHETRADE
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Spirit, in Islamic myth : JINN
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42-Across, for one : ALIEN
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Crowning : ATOP
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"I Want ___" (Rodgers and Hart song) : AMAN
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Kitschy film monster : RODAN
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Loafer, e.g. : SHOE
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Depend : RELY
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Low-rent, maybe : SEEDY
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Rancher's concern : HERD
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Went blank in the head : SPACED
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Narc's target : PUSHER
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Armored Greek goddess : ATHENA
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River to the underworld : STYX
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Stayed awake : SATUP
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Heart-to-hearts : CHATS
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Wanderer : HOBO
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Rough bark : WOOF
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Ending with comment or liquid : ATOR
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Swaggering : MACHO
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French brandy : ARMAGNAC
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Good wood for cabinetry : REDBIRCH
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Pit contents : TAR
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Muscat dweller : OMANI
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Chicago transports : ELS
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"Nope" : NAH
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Skirt for the modest : MAXI
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Blue stone : LAPIS
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Regrettably : ALAS
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Northumberland river : TYNE
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Palindromic guy's name : OTTO
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Gloom : MURK
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Accusatory question : ETTU
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Play solitaire, perhaps : KILLTIME
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Hellish : INFERNAL
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Certain jazz combo : OCTET
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Al Capp's Daisy ___ : MAE
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Salon job : WAX
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Abhor : LOATHE
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Like some pools : INDOOR
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Complained slightly : PEEPED
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Fool : NINNY
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Having the most points : AHEAD
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Copper : PENNY
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Galley workers : OARS
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Arctic sight : FLOE
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Lunar effect : TIDE
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Unheedful : RASH
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Food container : JAR

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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