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New York Times, Friday, February 20, 2004

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Item on an auto shop checklist : BRAKEFLUID
11
Court grp. : USTA
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Buoyancy : RESILIENCE
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Nair rival : NEET
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Tenderfoot : APPRENTICE
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Taunt : JEST
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"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
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Forgo : MISS
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Soft drink brand : SHASTA
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Lowdown : DIRT
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Slip on : DON
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1957 Oscar winner Miyoshi : UMEKI
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"Felix Holt" novelist : ELIOT
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Time set, maybe, after a 7-Down : ONEPM
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Negative principle : YIN
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Library extension : RENEWAL
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Thingies : WIDGETS
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Korea Bay feeder : YALU
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Bandar ___ Begawan, capital of Brunei : SERI
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Determined : FIXEDON
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Gardening job : PRUNING
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Special connections : INS
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Bill Haley and His Comets recorded for it : DECCA
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Big picture : MURAL
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Thrash : FLAIL
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Drill sound : HUP
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Minute opening : PORE
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Many a trailer : TANDEM
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Magicianlike : DEFT
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Program begun under F.D.R. : NRA
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Solid ground, in Stuttgart : ERDE
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College student's filing : DEGREEPLAN
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Garry Trudeau's "Check Your ___ at the Door" : EGOS
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Fresh start : CLEANSLATE
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Den : NEST
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Healthy dose of reality : COLDSHOWER
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Hairstylist, maybe : BRAIDER
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Despicable sort : REPTILE
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1897 Felix Hoffmann discovery : ASPIRIN
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White wine apéritif : KIR
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K, for one: Abbr. : ELEM
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Over, overseas : FINI
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Informal invitation : LETSDOLUNCH
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Accord : UNISON
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Transportation regulator of old: Abbr. : ICC
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Bad marks : DEES
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Correct, as a feeding problem : UNJAM
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With 24-Down, agrees : SEESEYE
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Diagnostic tool : TESTKIT
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Realizes : ATTAINS
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Dreary : HUMDRUM
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See 12-Down : TOEYE
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Personal, e.g. : NEWSPAPERAD
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Rot : TWADDLE
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Fishing spot : PIER
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African lily : ALOE
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Make more exciting, in slang : GINUP
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Bart Starr wore it at Green Bay : FIFTEEN
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On a big scale : INLARGE
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Tic-tac-toe : XSANDOS
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Rule without exceptions : IRONLAW
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Tell : NARRATE
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Harvest helper : GLEANER
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Club : CUDGEL
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Explanatory words : IDEST
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Year that Clement XI became pope : MDCC
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Lowlands : FENS
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Emmy winner John : TESH
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"Don't Bring Me Down" grp. : ELO
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The U.N. recognized it in 1974 : PLO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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