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New York Times, Friday, February 4, 2005

Author:
Robert Bridges
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Bridges

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bridges. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 20,177 )
Across
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Tom Wolfe catchphrase popularized in the 1970's : RADICALCHIC
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Loan periods: Abbr. : MOS
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Like some corporate stock : CLOSELYHELD
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Letters for soldiers : APO
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Many people read at these : CATTLECALLS
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Very cool : DEF
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Pronounced : ORAL
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Deals in : SELLS
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Abbr. on a certain elevator button : PENT
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Coasters : LUGES
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Trade grp. formed in the late 1950's : EEC
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Two times, to Tomás : DOBLE
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Relig. affiliation of 21/2 million Americans : AME
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Ready to go free : POSTAGEPAID
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___ Monroe, "Green Acres" role : ALF
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No ___ (street sign) : STOPPING
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Pronoun not in the king's English : HISSELF
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Big name in desserts : SARALEE
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Going out in waves? : ONTHEAIR
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French pronoun : SES
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Major disasters : TRAINWRECKS
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Little dog, for short : POM
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St. ___ Beach (Sunshine State vacation locale) : PETES
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Water tester: Abbr. : EPA
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Stand out : SHINE
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Impressionist : APER
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Center of a ball, maybe : BELLE
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Red letters? : USSR
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Alphabet trio : NOP
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Enthused out loud : WAXEDPOETIC
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Literary monogram : TSE
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"None of the above," essentially : WRITEINVOTE
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D.C. bigwig : SEN
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Office meeting place : WATERCOOLER
Down
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Old "Best by taste test" sloganeer : RCCOLA
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"When the angry trumpet sounds ___": Shak. : ALARUM
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Faltering condition : DOTAGE
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Basket fiber : ISTLE
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Frame that's sometimes framed : CEL
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Stout ones : ALES
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Where les leçons are taught : LYCEES
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Places with fireplaces : CHALETS
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Shrews : HELLCATS
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Troubles : ILLS
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Some Amazon.com sales, for short : CDS
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Went free, at least for now : MADEBAIL
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It's not busy : OPENLINE
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Gentleness : SOFTEDGE
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Fathers, familiarly : POPPAS
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Angers : SPLEENS
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Bring down : DEPRESS
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Follower of rule or court : OFLAW
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"___ Alice" (classic 1971 antidrug teen "diary") : GOASK
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More pallid : ASHIER
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1970's fashion item : HOTPANTS
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At peace : INREPOSE
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San Quentin or Attica : STATEPEN
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Where to beat the heat? : FIREEXIT
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Brimming : REPLETE
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Guggenheim sculptor : CALDER
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Epitome of hotness : PISTOL
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Like some inspections : ONSITE
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"Moon River" lyricist : MERCER
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Baja breakfast order : HUEVO
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"A Fool There Was" star, 1915 : BARA
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Grander than grand : EPIC
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Net letters : WWW
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Musician Yoko : ONO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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