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New York Times, Friday, February 23, 2001

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQV} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 18,735 )
Across
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Secret holder : DOSSIER
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Like some blankets : THERMAL
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Like a waltz : INTHREE
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The very start : WORDONE
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Music : STRAINS
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"1984" land : EURASIA
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Toasts : CHARS
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They have bishops : CHESSSETS
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Newspaper publisher Whitelaw ___ : REID
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Pale yellow : MAIZE
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Was on the bottom? : SAT
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Like Bacon and Lamb: Abbr. : ENG
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Rang : CALLEDUP
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"How stupid of me!" : DOH
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Toe loop alternatives : AXELS
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Funnyman Elliott : CHRIS
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Strips on a map : ISTHMI
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Nowheresville : PODUNK
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Chaff : TEASE
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Old-fashioned farm apparatus : CHURN
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Sprint alternative : MCI
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Attacked, as a bag of chips : TOREOPEN
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Cartoonist Keane : BIL
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Tough wood : ASH
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Super Bowl XXXIII M.V.P. : ELWAY
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Carpenter's groove : DADO
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Best on the balance beam, maybe : STEADIEST
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Like fall leaves : RAKED
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Does in, in a way : POISONS
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Major disruption : RIOTING
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"Told you so!" : IKNEWIT
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Core : ESSENCE
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"Mont Sainte-Victoire" painter : CEZANNE
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Surfaces : EMERGES
Down
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Drag through the mud : DISCREDIT
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To a T : ONTHENOSE
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Kind of student : STRAIGHTA
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Dig discovery : SHARD
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Electra's daughter : IRIS
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Literary contraction : EEN
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Alter, as an image : RESCALE
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Is plucky? : TWEEZES
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Put up : HOUSED
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Stumbles : ERRS
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Figures to be maintained? : RDAS
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Purported Pentateuch penner : MOSES
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With 21-Down, Clarence Thomas's accuser : ANITA
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Kind of resistance? : LEAST
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See 13-Down : HILL
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Long, as a garment : MAXI
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Part on the side? : CAMEO
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1999 N.C.A.A. hoops champs : UCONN
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A grad may be working on it : PHD
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Xavier Cugat's nickname : RUMBAKING
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Frequency : INCIDENCE
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Some vacation accommodations : SKILODGES
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He upset T.E.D. in 1948 : HST
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Game, maybe : PREY
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Babar's wife : CELESTE
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"___ that again?" : HOWS
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Cornered : UPATREE
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Check : REININ
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Jellied garnish : ASPIC
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Stir up : STOKE
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Pickle producer : HEINZ
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Post office gizmo : DATER
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Like many hurricanes : ASEA
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Depressed : DOWN
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York symbol : ROSE
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Follower of Lenin or Stalin : ISM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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