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New York Times, Thursday, February 8, 2001

Tongue-twister phrase hinting at this puzzle's theme

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 125 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times2/8/01 ( No. 18,720 )
Across
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Lower, south of the border : BAJA
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Deck out : ARRAY
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It may be made by a stargazer : WISH
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Chug-___ : ALUG
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Cook in a wok, perhaps : SAUTE
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Not duped by : ONTO
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Where God is King of Kings? : ROGETSTHESAURUS
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Source of suds : KEG
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Litigant : SUER
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Like some auctions : SILENT
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Second baseman called "The Crab" : EVERS
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Flier : BIRD
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Fairy tale figure : SPRITE
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Diversify : VARY
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"Prince Valiant" cartoonist Foster : HAL
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Lionesses lack them : MANES
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One of a couple : MATE
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Fashion : MODE
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Tongue-twister phrase hinting at this puzzle's theme : ISAWESAUHESAWME
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So : THUS
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Glazed unit : TILE
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"Adam and Eve on a raft," e.g. : ORDER
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It may be tipped : HAT
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Have too little : WANT
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Like some salad dressings : ONIONY
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Airborne unit? : KITE
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Sea : BRINY
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Passionate : ONFIRE
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Plating material : ZINC
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No exemplar of grace : OAF
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Wine-flavored espagnole : BORDELAISESAUCE
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Quaint outburst : EGAD
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Stage presence? : ACTOR
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Bit of planning : IDEA
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Ding-a-ling : YOYO
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Complaining : WHINY
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The bulk : MOST
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Burglar's deterrent, maybe : BARK
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Natural balm : ALOE
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Crushing force : JUGGERNAUT
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21, for one : AGE
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Hearten : ASSURE
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Hotel listing : RATES
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Essen's region : RUHR
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Had something, so to speak : ATE
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Emphatic affirmation : YESSIREE
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___-be : WOULD
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Memo opener : INRE
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Blow out of the water : STUN
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Central computer : HOST
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Burundian biter : TSETSE
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Light : AIRY
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Scenes : VIEWS
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Irrigate : BATHE
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Metalworker : SMITH
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Ottoman title : PASHA
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Safe place : VAULT
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Pitching pros : ADMEN
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Guarded : LEERY
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Acadia National Park locale : MAINE
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San Rafael's county : MARIN
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Not driving while intoxicated, e.g. : STATELAW
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Washington team, informally : SONICS
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25-Across's perch, perhaps : WIRE
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Stubborn as a mule : ORNERY
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Buddy : KIDDO
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Protected animal : BISON
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Follow : OBEY
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Scrubbed : NOGO
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Donnybrook : FRAY
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Tubes on the dinner table : ZITI
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Tennis statistic : ACES
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Bit of derring-do : FEAT
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Cry in Kiel : ACH
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Cry before firing : AIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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