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New York Times, Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 103 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Five Pillars of ___ : ISLAM
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Tobacco wad : CHAW
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Prez's backup : VEEP
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Impact sounds : THUDS
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Heavenly circle : HALO
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Not prerecorded : LIVE
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It may bring you back to reality : COLDSHOWER
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Warts and all : ASIS
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Pail problem : HOLE
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Queried : ASKED
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Splinter group : SECT
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Cowgirl Evans : DALE
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Enter : GOINTO
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Exit : BOWOUT
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Not the main office : BRANCH
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Opposite of spicy : BLAND
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Replay option : SLOMO
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Running things : INPOWER
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Part of WWW : WEB
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NBC weekend comedy, briefly : SNL
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Thoroughly thumps : BEATS
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Nerd : DWEEB
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Lifers, e.g. : FELONS
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Like heaven's gates : PEARLY
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Bee's bundle : POLLEN
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Say coquettishly : PURR
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Sailor's hail : AHOY
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Warning wail : SIREN
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Nada : ZERO
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Fancy marbles : TAWS
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Academic enclave : IVORYTOWER
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Algonquian language : CREE
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Understands : GETS
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Laker star Shaquille : ONEAL
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Aesop's also-ran : HARE
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Big Board initials : NYSE
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Full of good cheer : MERRY
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Result of a flea, maybe : ITCH
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"Get lost!" : SHOO
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Break in the action : LULL
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Appended : ADDEDON
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Ed.'s pile : MSS
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Picked out : CHOSE
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Dove's opposite : HAWK
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Downwind, at sea : ALEE
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Scrabble or Boggle : WORDGAME
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Pickle brand : VLASIC
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President whose grandson wed a president's daughter : EISENHOWER
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Kick out : EVICT
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Trattoria topping : PESTO
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Sentry's command : HALT
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Loud enough to hear : AUDIBLE
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Coming : ONORDER
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OPEC units: Abbr. : BBLS
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Lena of "Havana" : OLIN
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Nonmixer at a mixer : WALLFLOWER
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Ink stains : BLOTS
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Column crossers : ROWS
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Go over : SPAN
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Part of a lemon : PEEL
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"Dear" advice-giver : ABBY
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Advertising lure : NEONSIGN
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Combat area : WARZONE
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Parisian palace : ELYSEE
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Undersized : PUNY
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Antismoking aid : PATCH
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Scarlett of Tara : OHARA
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Inherently : PERSE
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Actress Judith : IVEY
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Goes bad : ROTS
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Water pitcher : EWER
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Spot for a spanking : REAR
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Air France locale : ORLY
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Barnyard male : TOM

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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