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New York Times, Saturday, February 28, 2004

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 19,835 )
Across
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Like a versatile wardrobe : MIXNMATCH
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Excited about : UPFOR
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Ill-advised place? : INFIRMARY
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View from the Latin Quarter : SEINE
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Masked man's cry : STICKEMUP
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It may be supplied by a draft : MONEY
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Part of a Spanish explorer's name : DELEON
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Attaching, in a way : SEWINGON
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Very slow-moving : INERT
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Its seat is San Rafael : MARIN
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North Carolina's ___ River State Park : ENO
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Problem while getting clean : DTS
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Drove obliquely : TOED
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___ ester : STEROL
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Empty : DEPLETE
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Deal in : VEND
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One who might count you out : REFEREE
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Cousins of a 33-Across : UMPIRES
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Foundation producer : AVON
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It's tricky to return : NETBALL
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Saint of housewives, in France : MARTHE
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___ fever (was sick) : RANA
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"___ lied!" : SOI
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Be in a cast : ACT
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Protector of Io : ARGUS
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Runs across : SPANS
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Halfhearted : LUKEWARM
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On something : STONED
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Legal scholar Guinier and others : LANIS
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Sought acceptance from : APPLIEDTO
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Square things : ATONE
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Participate in military combat : SEEACTION
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Bad spelling? : HEXES
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Doesn't do anything crazy : STAYSSANE
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Bungled : MISDID
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Fixed : INTENT
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Bizarre cases : XFILES
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Not as cold : NICER
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Teach on TV? : MRKOTTER
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Service sign-off : AMEN
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Plus fours go-with : TAM
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Cause : CRUSADE
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Bouncing off the walls : HYPER
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Noted Phila. facility : USMINT
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Menial : PEON
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Rat : FINGERER
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Intimate chat : ONEONONE
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Wrap giant : REYNOLDS
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Nestor : WISEMAN
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Rumble : MELEE
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It began in 1968, for tennis : OPENERA
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Dark side : EVIL
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Bit of headway : DENT
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They have big bells : TUBAS
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West Bank city : RAMALLAH
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Clear out : EVACUATE
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Gold holder : FORTKNOX
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Packaging suppliers' industry : PLASTICS
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Ballyhoo : TRUMPET
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Parts of ship bows : HAWSES
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New Mexico's ___ National Labs : SANDIA
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Freight unit : ONETON
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Needs no more work : ISDONE
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Blades that are cut by blades : GRASS
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___ Corner, part of Westminster Abbey : POETS
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Start of a Mozart title : EINE
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Fell : SLAY
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Source of a royal pain? : PEA

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

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