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New York Times, Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Author:
Ron O'Hair
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ron O'Hair

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. O'Hair. NYT links: Across Lite
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BOX
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K
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I
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T
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E
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A
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P
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U
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S
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H
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O
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E
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BOX
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C
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C
O
A
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P
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P
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A
M
P
L
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A
L
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U
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E
A
R
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E
D
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A
L
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R
A
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P
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BOX
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C
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R
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E
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E
L
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O
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W
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E
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I
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R
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R
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G
U
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L
A
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H
A
T
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R
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N
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E
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O
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M
A
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BOX
O
F
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F
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C
E
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B
A
L
L
O
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T
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BOX
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L
U
S
H
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B
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T
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N
A
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B
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R
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P
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S
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R
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B
O
O
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H
Y
P
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E
M
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M
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C
BOX
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A
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L
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O
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T
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A
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R
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P
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D
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V
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D
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A
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BOX
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A
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G
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BOX
© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0205 ( 19,447 )
Across
1
Airborne toy : BOXKITE
6
"The Simpsons" storekeeper : APU
9
Loafers holder : SHOEBOX
14
Après-ski drink : COCOA
15
Zip : PEP
16
Spacious : AMPLE
17
Native on the Bering Sea : ALEUT
18
Sea lion, e.g. : EAREDSEAL
20
Horseshoer's tool : RASP
21
Sports page summary : BOXSCORE
22
Purge : RID
23
Sinuous swimmer : EEL
25
Galley tool : OAR
26
Fall off : WANE
27
Like the verb "to be" : IRREGULAR
31
Bigot : HATER
32
Society page word : NEE
33
"Step ___!" : ONIT
34
Bamako's land : MALI
35
Theater receipts : BOXOFFICE
37
It shouldn't be stuffed : BALLOTBOX
40
Boozehound : LUSH
41
Smidgens : BITS
42
Dundee denial : NAE
43
French seaport : BREST
45
Food device : PROCESSOR
47
10K, for one : RACE
48
"You stink!" : BOO
49
Triangle part: Abbr. : HYP
50
CPR giver : EMT
51
Tune player : MUSICBOX
53
Scads : ALOT
57
"Come to think of it ..." : ASIRECALL
59
A-1 : PRIMO
60
Pitchfork wielder : DEVIL
61
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
62
Emerson piece : ESSAY
63
Excellent viewing spot : BOXSEAT
64
Comics bark : ARF
65
Transmission : GEARBOX
Down
1
Part of a freight train : BOXCAR
2
___ nut (caffeine source) : KOLA
3
Boardwalk treats : ICES
4
False top : TOUPEE
5
Chow down : EAT
6
Zoo animals : APES
7
Naval attire : PEACOAT
8
Commotion : UPROAR
9
One-named singer from Nigeria : SADE
10
Pinafore letters : HMS
11
Organ transplants, e.g. : OPERATIONS
12
"Seinfeld" pal : ELAINE
13
Tree of the maple family : BOXELDER
19
Blunder : ERR
21
Meal-to-go : BOXLUNCH
24
Self-interested one : EGOIST
26
Mural site : WALL
27
Correspondence collector : INBOX
28
Antique auto : REO
29
Like a mirror : REFLECTIVE
30
Get prone : LIE
31
W.W. II U.S. admiral nicknamed "Bull" : HALSEY
34
Miniature auto brand : MATCHBOX
36
It may be blown : FUSE
37
Life story, in brief : BIO
38
Chinese "path" : TAO
39
Filmdom's Rocky, e.g. : BOXER
41
Range part : BROILER
43
Classic item in size comparisons : BREADBOX
44
Any of several Egyptian kings : RAMSES
45
Spanish inn : POSADA
46
Meager : SPARSE
48
Florida N.F.L.er : BUC
51
Become soft : MELT
52
Staff leader : CLEF
54
Actress Kudrow : LISA
55
Mullah ___, former Afghan leader : OMAR
56
Place for playthings : TOYBOX
58
River inlet : RIA
59
Hard throw, in baseball : PEG

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

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