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New York Times, Friday, February 21, 2003

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQUX} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0221 ( 19,463 )
Across
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General assembly? : TOPBRASS
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What leaky pens leave : GLOBS
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Visited overnight : STAYEDAT
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Predisposed : LIABLE
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"Is that so?" : OHREALLY
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Shakespearean character in a "most extracting frenzy" : OLIVIA
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Monarch capturer : NET
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Hard rock band? : DIAMONDRING
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Very smooth : GLIB
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Cloth on certain tables : BAIZE
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Opposite of peace : ADO
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It might help you get up : ALARM
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Tom's cries : MEOWS
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___ Hughes, former British poet laureate : TED
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Performed a cadenza, e.g. : SOLOED
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Bamboozles : SNOOKERS
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"Our Town" family name : WEBB
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Poet ___ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
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Place for a brush : PAINTCAN
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Some forensic evidence : FIBERS
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Theory : ISM
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Kind of collector : SOLAR
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Stupid : DOPEY
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Crankcase additive : STP
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"Stand and Deliver" star, 1987 : OLMOS
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Certain pens : BICS
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Like an air-filled lifeboat : COLLAPSIBLE
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Mind the baby : SIT
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Black-and-orange bird : ORIOLE
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Early motion picture projector : BIOSCOPE
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1980's South African president ___ Botha : PIETER
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Working together : INTANDEM
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Brewers' kilns : OASTS
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Lack of color : ASHINESS
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Also-ran for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination : TSONGAS
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Play set mostly in Cyprus : OTHELLO
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Incomplete : PARTIAL
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Departure announcement : BYE
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Interpret : READ
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Improvised : ADLIB
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Low bow : SALAAM
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Blocks : STYMIES
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Put a coat on : GILD
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Hideaway : LAIR
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Render unnecessary : OBVIATE
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Bridle attachment : BLINDER
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Proteus and Nereus : SEAGODS
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Independent sort : LONEWOLF
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Thunderstorm residue : OZONE
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Fry a bit : BROWN
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Comes together : MEETS
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Dependable : SOLID
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Legendary criminal played by Treat Williams in a 1981 movie : DBCOOPER
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One stuck in the kitchen : KABOB
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Dances : BALLS
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Early 80's "S.N.L." comic : PISCOPO
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Residential section of Queens : ASTORIA
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Suggests : IMPLIES
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Windhoek is its capital : NAMIBIA
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Installment : EPISODE
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File box contents, maybe : RECIPES
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Some analysts' concerns : SYSTEMS
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Spring signalers : ROBINS
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Big-toed animal : SLOTH
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Former Senate majority leader : LOTT
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Porters : ALES
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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"This is ___" : CNN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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