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New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Start of a message on a Lincoln Center T-shirt

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Ms. Ross.
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© 2004, The New York Times2/25/04 ( No. 19,832 )
Across
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5-Across handle : HAFT
5
Sharp weapon, slangily : SHIV
9
Rope fiber : SISAL
14
Mozart composition : ARIA
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Animal with a scut : HARE
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Shiraz native : IRANI
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Start of a message on a Lincoln Center T-shirt : BEETHOVEN
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Honor, in academe : LAUDE
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See 13-Down : INSTATE
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Wedding reception ritual : TOAST
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Clan emblems : TOTEMS
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T-men, e.g. : FEDS
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Cathedral city : ELY
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Great balls of fire : STARS
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"The Immoralist" author : GIDE
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Liberate : FREE
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Walked over : TROD
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Butchers' offerings : TBONES
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Message, part 2 : MADEOVERTURES
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Doings of Hercules : LABORS
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Table section : LEAF
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Mother of Horus : ISIS
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1938 Physics Nobelist : FERMI
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Sword conqueror : PEN
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Aware of : ONTO
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Word processing command : SAVEAS
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Babar's queen : CELESTE
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Spiral-horned antelope : ELAND
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End of the message : TOLEONORE
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Tubular pasta : PENNE
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Jam-pack : CRAM
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Morlocks' victims in "The Time Machine" : ELOI
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Fragrant oil : ATTAR
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Does some tailoring : HEMS
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Can blemish : DENT
Down
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Things to kick : HABITS
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"Am too!" rejoinder : ARENOT
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Cinco de Mayo event : FIESTA
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Tear to shreds : TATTER
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Round at a bar, maybe : SHOTS
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Keep : HAVE
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Tick off : IRE
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Discharged, as gases : VENTED
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Eliot's Marner : SILAS
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S. & L. offerings : IRAS
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Sweet wine : SAUTERNE
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What's more : AND
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With 20-Across, receive a posthumous honor : LIE
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Cage-wheel runner : HAMSTER
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One-named singer : ODETTA
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Opera that inspired the T-shirt slogan : FIDELIO
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Popular jeans : LEES
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Sycophant's word : YES
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Statehouse V.I.P. : GOV
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Pro : FOR
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Soprano in "The Barber of Seville" : ROSINA
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Stymie : BUFFALO
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What a groom may groom : MANE
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Plentiful : ABUNDANT
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John ___ Passos : DOS
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Realtor's abbr. : RES
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Prune : LOP
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Zigzag, e.g. : STITCH
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Smoothed out : EVENED
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Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
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Women's prison figure : MATRON
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"Looky there!" : ISEEIT
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Grayer, maybe : OLDER
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Appears to be : SEEMS
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"___ Karenina" : ANNA
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Secretive sort : CLAM
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Rater of m.p.g. : EPA
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Court cry : LET
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Bonanza find : ORE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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