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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 2002

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {GJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Note: In a letter bank, the letters of one word are used (and repeated as necessary) to spell a longer word or phrase. For example, IMPS is a letter bank of MISSISSIPPI.
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 19,105 )
Across
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Loudspeaker sound (and a letter bank for 60-Across) : BLARE
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Planets and such : ORBS
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Steamy : DAMP
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Howled : BAYED
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Raise a stink : REEK
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Isaac's firstborn : ESAU
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See 71-Across : CINCINNATI
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Hoosegow : STIR
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Freshwater duck : TEAL
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Sporty Fords : TBIRDS
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What's more : ALSO
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Going strong : ATIT
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Became an issue : AROSE
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See 13-Down : PEERPRESSURE
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Neigh-sayer : HORSE
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Educator Horace : MANN
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Company with a dog in its logo : RCA
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Applicable : INFORCE
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Do away with : ROOTOUT
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___ Moines : DES
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Harmony : SYNC
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They have long tails : NEWTS
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See 50-Down : FIDDLEDEEDEE
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Many states have them : FAIRS
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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"___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
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Present from birth : INNATE
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Knock for a loop : STUN
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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See 1-Across : BEERBARREL
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Queue : LINE
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French cheese : BRIE
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Singer Abdul : PAULA
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Monopoly card : DEED
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Sound : SANE
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Ludicrous (and a letter bank for 17-Across) : ANTIC
Down
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London's ___ 1 or ___ 2 : BBC
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"Love Story" composer Francis : LAI
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"The Fountainhead" author Rand : AYN
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VCR button : REC
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Touch up : EDIT
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More than fancy : ORNATE
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Seeing things as they are : REALISM
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"Wanna ___?" : BET
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"Saturday Night Live" staple : SKIT
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It's often burning : DESIRE
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Jeff Bagwell, notably : ASTRO
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Hotel staff : MAIDS
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Derby prize (and a letter bank for 30-Across) : PURSE
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Getting warm : NEAR
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Without exception : BARNONE
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Orchard pest : APHID
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Lord's workers : SERFS
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Approximately : ORSO
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Ruler until 1917 : TSAR
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Hang tough : PERSIST
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Popular card game : UNO
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Rootin'-tootin' : ROWDY
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More adorable : CUTER
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Out of it : ATSEA
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Dancer Charisse : CYD
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Opposite of ecto- : ENDO
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Abound : TEEM
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Pen up : CLOSEIN
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Made to take the fall : FRAMED
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Main course : ENTREE
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Spread (on) : DAUB
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Football locale (and a letter bank for 47-Across) : FIELD
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Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
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Mindless : INANE
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Goes back out : EBBS
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Vintners' valley : NAPA
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Pitcher's stat. : ERA
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Skedaddled : RAN
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Track feature : RUT
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Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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___ Leman : LAC

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