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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 2004

Author:
Myles Callum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Myles Callum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 19,834 )
Across
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Little people : MUNCHKINS
10
In-box filler : MEMOS
15
Black Sea borderer : ASIAMINOR
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Kind of group, in chemistry : AMINO
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It's hard to handle : HOTPOTATO
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Montana, e.g., once : NINER
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Credit card disclosure: Abbr. : APR
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Half of quatorze : SEPT
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Bounded : FINITE
22
Island rings : LEIS
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Vets, once : SERVICEMEN
26
As expected : ONCUE
28
When to vote, often: Abbr. : TUES
29
Mule feature : MANE
30
M.'s opposite : MME
32
Chow : EATS
34
Football positions: Abbr. : RTS
35
Hunters' representation in "Peter and the Wolf" : TIMPANI
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Running times : LENGTHS
41
Kind of Dr. : ENT
42
Clique : GANG
44
Unhelpable in the E.R., maybe : DOA
45
Pit-___ : APAT
47
Thin fastener : BRAD
49
Seventh heaven : BLISS
53
Supporter of Victoria's Secret : MIRACLEBRA
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Sports figure : STAT
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Ear of Indian corn : MEALIE
58
Experienced : FELT
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Canny : SLY
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Landed : ACRED
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Popular weight-loss program with colored food cards : DEALAMEAL
64
Ride : TEASE
65
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" woman : ESMERALDA
66
Banana oil, e.g. : ESTER
67
"Almost there!" : ITSNOTFAR
Down
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Hawaiian thank you : MAHALO
2
Annual sports event : USOPEN
3
___ acid : NITRIC
4
Part of some uniforms : CAP
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Humana and others, for short : HMOS
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Ones that are strung along? : KITES
7
Sulky : INAPET
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"You're lying!" : NOTTRUE
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Letters of success : SRO
10
Enthusiastic to a fault : MANIC
11
2002 Oscar winner for the song "Lose Yourself" : EMINEM
12
Gas station adjunct, often : MINIMART
13
Part given by the pious? : ONETENTH
14
Cause for a massage : SORENESS
21
Two-___ : FISTED
23
Water hole : SUMP
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Fricandeau, e.g. : VEAL
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Webzine : EMAG
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Empower : ENABLE
33
Supercilious sort : SNOB
35
One wearing the same colors, perhaps : TEAMMATE
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Apart : INPIECES
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Notable ancient landfall : MTARARAT
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Topic lead-in : INRE
40
Misses : GALS
43
Confab : GABFEST
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"Fame and Obscurity" author : TALESE
48
Wishful thinking : DREAMS
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In ___ (per se) : ITSELF
51
Twinings alternative : SALADA
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Pen-shaped : STYLAR
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Hot or cold drink : CIDER
55
He co-founded Microsoft with Gates : ALLEN
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Member of the arum family : TARO
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Of the, in Venice : DEI
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Pin cushion? : MAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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