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New York Times, Friday, February 28, 2003

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 172 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 19,470 )
Across
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Drifter? : SNOW
5
Answering device? : OUIJABOARD
15
___ winds (herald of warm and muggy weather) : KONA
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Love poem of 1849 : ANNABELLEE
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Start of something small? : ITTY
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Guns N' Roses music : HEAVYMETAL
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"No ___!" : PROB
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Foolish : UNWISE
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Motor add-on : OLA
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Relative of the custard apple : PAPAW
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Place-to-sign indicators : DOTS
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French president before De Gaulle : COTY
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"All My Children" vixen : ERICA
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Controversial agcy. since 1862 : IRS
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It may be seen by a bank : CANOE
29
Swab : DECKHAND
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Don't believe it : CANARD
32
Anna May of "Shanghai Express" : WONG
33
Pigeonhole : SORT
34
Outcome : UPSHOT
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Do a charade : ACTITOUT
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They're just below heads : NAPES
42
War stat. : MIA
43
Transported : BORNE
44
Be metrical : SCAN
45
Whoop : YELL
46
Grudge : SPITE
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Walt Frazier, for the Knicks : TEN
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Prime-time time : NINEPM
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Threaded fastener : TNUT
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Where Merlin is imprisoned in "Idylls of the King" : OLDOAKTREE
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Give an edge : HONE
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Phone line : PLEASEHOLD
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Hot server : ACER
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Extraordinary perception : SIXTHSENSE
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Stone's throw : TOSS
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Vamoosed : SKIPPED
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Medium, maybe : NOTRARE
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Germane : ONTOPIC
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In the past : WAYBACKWHEN
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Island known as "The Gathering Place" : OAHU
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Ceaseless : UNENDING
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Briefly : INAWORD
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New York's ___ Center : JAVITS
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Tartarus, in Greek myth : ABYSS
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"Let It ___ " (Everly Brothers hit) : BEME
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Encouraging word : OLE
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Penn State campus site : ALTOONA
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One with lots to sell : REALTOR
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Flight board message : DELAYED
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Cries at a Wild West show : WAHOOS
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"Got me beat" : CANTTOPTHAT
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38-Down area natives : CARIBS
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Social worker : ANT
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Bunk : COT
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Surgical tray array : SCALPELS
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Opens, as a bottle : UNSTOPS
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Eugenio ___ (Pope Pius XII) : PACELLI
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Gym wear : SPANDEX
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Banking aid? : AILERON
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River to the Atlantic : ORINOCO
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Makes a string flat, maybe : UNTUNES
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Wobbles : TEETERS
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Crème flavorer : MENTHE
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"Holy cow!" : YIKES
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"The Bronx? No thonx" writer : NASH
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Ancient dweller in modern Azerbaijan : MEDE
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Kind of bran : OAT

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

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