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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Author:
Joe Bower and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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22/3/20046/12/20051
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Joe Bower
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bower. This is puzzle # 115 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 19,810 )

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Across
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Sagittarius, with "the" : ARCHER
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"My gal" et al. : SALS
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Any ship : SHE
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Aplenty : GALORE
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Apple product : IMAC
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Wee one : TAD
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Goddess of love's love : ADONIS
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Washroom : LAVATORY
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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Roof part : EAVE
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Certain refrigerators : AMANAS
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Broke ground : HOED
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Chicken order : WING
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Pub stock : ALES
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Showy annual : ASTER
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This puzzle has a secret one, starting with the third letter of 4-Down : STAIRCASE
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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"___ we forget ..." : LEST
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Salon stiffener : GEL
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"Unbelievable!" : HOLYCOW
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Patient people : ABIDERS
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Govt. code crackers : NSA
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What to do to read the secret message (going diagonally down, then diagonally back up the under side) : TAKESTEPS
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Inputs into a computer : TYPES
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Afternoon affairs : TEAS
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Say ___ (refuse) : NOTO
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Smarmy : OILY
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Throat part : TONSIL
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Scent : ODOR
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"If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS
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"Is everything all right?" : AREYOUOK
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Manage, slangily : HACKIT
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Dogfaces : GIS
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Scruff : NAPE
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Regal fur : ERMINE
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Plea at sea : SOS
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Took action against : SUED
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Cash in : REDEEM
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First name in mystery : AGATHA
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Contacts from space : RADIOS
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Skeleton site : CLOSET
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Sweetie pie : HON
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Old railroad name : ERIE
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Cut again : RESAW
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Llama's head? : SILENTL
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Docs' grp. : AMA
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Hot issue : LAVA
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Con guy : SCAMARTIST
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"The Flintstones" setting : STONEAGE
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More than a pest : HARASSER
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Popular ice cream : EDYS
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Locker room supply : TALC
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Nobleman above a baron: Abbr. : VIS
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Disavow : DENY
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Greek Mother Earth : GAEA
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Booms' opposites : RECESSIONS
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ID in a library : ISBN
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Overhead trains : ELS
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___ cloud (cosmic debris) : OORT
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Monopoly token : HAT
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Choral work : ORATORIO
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Portrait, e.g. : LIKENESS
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St. Paul's architect : WREN
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Belafonte song opener : DAYO
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Scared a bit : SPOOKED
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"Calm down ..." : EASY
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Part of E.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
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Small digit : PINKIE
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"Seinfeld" role : ELAINE
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Modus operandi : SYSTEM
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Awed one : OOHER
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Marks : TAGS
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Island get-together : LUAU
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Hard to find : RARE
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Reveal, poetically : OPE
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Mil. authority : CMD

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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