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New York Times, Friday, February 22, 2002

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 19,099 )

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Across
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"Naturally" : OFCOURSE
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Sonny boy : LADDIE
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Bar offerings : PRETZELS
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Much of "The Ed Sullivan Show" : LIVETV
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Like a pope, old-style : PONTIFIC
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Window-shop : BROWSE
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W.W. II spy grp. : OSS
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Motorcade units : SEDANS
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Pitter-patter maker : RAIN
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Pack : STOW
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Tow truck hook-up, maybe : REPO
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Animal houses : BARNS
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60's dos : AFROS
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New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
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Big name in security : BRINKS
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Canal zones? : EARS
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Nov. honoree : VET
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Podded seeds : LENTILS
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Military duty? : LATRINE
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Head lines, for short? : EEG
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Salade niçoise ingredient : TUNA
44
Heavy : LEADEN
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Cut corners : SCRIMP
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Bergen sidekick : SNERD
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"Adia" singer McLachlan : SARAH
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"A ___ should not mean / But be": MacLeish : POEM
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Didn't just tiptoe into the water : DOVE
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Oaf : CLOD
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Op Art and Pop Art : GENRES
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Needlefish : GAR
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Welcome offer to a dishwasher : ILLDRY
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Sydney salutation : GDAYMATE
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Sergeant's order : FALLIN
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Currier and Ives, e.g. : SURNAMES
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Ladybird, for one : INSECT
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Boston Harbor flotsam, 1773 : TEACHEST
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Subject to being challenged : OPPOSABLE
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Like some refrigerators : FROSTFREE
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Not allowing to speak one's mind : CENSORING
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Player with 511 career home runs : OTT
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Strong arms? : UZIS
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Direct : REFER
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Perfect pitch, maybe : SLIDER
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This shouldn't be loose : ESCAPEE
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Foreign attorneys' degs. : LLBS
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Tune : AIR
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"St. Ludmilla" composer : DVORAK
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Kind of flask used by a chemist : DEWAR
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"___ His Kiss" (golden oldie) : ITSIN
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Choice in choosing up sides : EVENS
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Knobby : NODAL
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"I ___ tell!" : WONT
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Stitches : BASTES
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Bandleader Henderson : SKITCH
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Word-of-mouth : ORAL
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Arc on a score : SLUR
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Hunt the Wumpus, for one : VIDEOGAME
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Exhausts : ENERVATES
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Like blue-ribbon-winning steak : TENDEREST
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Straight-billed game bird : SNIPE
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African money : RAND
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In the middle of : AMONGST
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Order to a cowboy, with "up" : SADDLE
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Chicken man : PERDUE
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It may be filled with saucers and such : SCIFI
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Gumshoe Pinkerton : ALLAN
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Coin collections : ROLLS
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Funny Anne : MEARA
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Ibsen character : GYNT
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Coordination : SYNC
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Rocker Ocasek : RIC
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___-jongg : MAH

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

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