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New York Times, Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 19,083 )

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Across
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With 34-Down, an ordering option : ALA
4
Paul or Brown : LES
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"Them" : FOE
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England's Queen ___ : MUM
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Earmark : DESTINE
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Fit : INSHAPE
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"Well, sorr-ry!" : SOSUEME
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Woodworker, at times : STAINER
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Offer for campus visitors : GUESTHOUSING
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Place to share a tub : SPA
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Pack neatly : STOW
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Marquis name? : SADE
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Common shift : EIGHTHOURDAY
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Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN
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Do some tub-thumping : RANT
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Sprint rival : MCI
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Figure-skating maneuver : TOELOOP
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Business end of a missile : PAYLOAD
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Giant Giant : OTT
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One way to ring : TRUE
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Ruminations : DEEPTHOUGHTS
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Prefix with culture : AGRI
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Daffy Duck or Elmer Fudd : TOON
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Gel : SET
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Famous place with a hint to this puzzle's theme : GRANDCENTRAL
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Not exactly tidy : LIVEDIN
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Access : TAPINTO
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At work : OPERANT
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Drained : EMPTIED
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Get hitched : WED
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"Amen!" : YES
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It may have an E.I.K. : APT
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Called the shots : LED
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Much spam : ADS
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Writer Rosten : LEO
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Jerk : ASS
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Place : LIEU
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Catch, as in a net : ENMESH
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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Third-rate newspaper, slangily : FISHWRAP
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"I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
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Isaac's eldest : ESAU
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Craze : MANIA
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Overthrow : UPEND
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Cause of a traffic tie-up : MERGE
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Jerk : TUG
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Kind of fit : HISSY
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Big concert news : TOUR
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Org. abolished in 1977 : SEATO
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It may be within your range : PILOT
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Lace tip : AGLET
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Golfer Sutton : HAL
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Govt. security : TNOTE
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Chain letters? : DNA
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"Just look ___!" : ATYOU
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Unwanted closet items : MOTHS
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See 1-Across : CARTE
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In other words : IDEST
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It's picked out : ORE
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Soldiers pitch them : PUPTENTS
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Car nut? : LUG
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English prep school : ETON
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Where rye is "whiskey" : DINER
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Chinese restaurant offering : HOTTEA
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Cloverleaf part : ONRAMP
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Shining : AGLOW
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Raise a stink : GRIPE
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Carried on : RAVED
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Time to attack : DDAY
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Motion picture : CINE
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Date with a dr. : APPT
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Three sheets to the wind : LIT
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Zip : NIL
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Course requirement? : TEE
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"That's ___ ..." : ODD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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