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New York Times, Friday, February 8, 2002

Midwest city whose name means "hospitality"

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2002, The New York Times2/8/02 ( No. 19,085 )
Across
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Like some glasses : BIFOCAL
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Slightly : ATRIFLE
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Evidence of change : ERASURE
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Not leave alone : DWELLON
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Rules : GOVERNS
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"It's MY treat!" : IINSIST
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___-Jet (winter vehicle) : SNO
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Break down : DISSECT
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Shar-___ (wrinkly dog) : PEI
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Mannequin : FORM
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Suffix with Roman : ESQUE
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Some take a licking : OREOS
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Supplementary: Abbr. : AUX
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Fancy, as a restaurant : HAUTE
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Expensive fur : REDSABLE
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Break down : FACTOR
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Citation opener : QUOTEMARK
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Mouths (off) : SPOUTS
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Help for a long shot : ZOOMLENS
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More than a scuffle : MELEE
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Door sign : MEN
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"Me too" : SODOI
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Common links : ANDS
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Part of many a bus. address : POBOX
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Sudden blow : GUST
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Some "JAG" roles: Abbr. : LTS
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Like final manuscripts : RETYPED
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Loc. ___ : CIT
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Gazebo framework : LATTICE
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Because of the challenge : ONADARE
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Cousin of baseball : ONEOCAT
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Restraint : LIMITER
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Soap maker since 1882 : JERGENS
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Union label? : YANKEES
Down
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Craves : BEGSFOR
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Taconite or siderite : IRONORE
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Blessed, in a way : FAVORED
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Carbohydrate suffix : OSE
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Bit for Miss Muffet : CURD
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___ Becker of "L.A. Law" : ARNIE
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Healthful food ad claim : LESSSALT
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Parting words : ADIEUX
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Once and again : TWICE
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Let : RENT
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They: Fr. : ILS
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Get wild : FLIPOUT
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Is defeated by : LOSESTO
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Siren : ENTICER
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Barely get past : SQUEEZEBY
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Places for muezzins : MOSQUES
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What's not done yet : BACKLOG
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Cook in a wok, maybe : SAUTE
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Kind of way : HARMS
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Cattle genus : BOS
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___ Schwarz : FAO
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Where Illinois and Vermont are : MONOPOLY
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Breakfast order : SMALLOJ
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Bottled gas : PENTANE
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Many a retiree : OLDSTER
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School : EDUCATE
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"That is so wrong!" : NOSIREE
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Caretakers : SITTERS
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Some Vivaldi music : MOTETS
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Pie choice : PECAN
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Midwest city whose name means "hospitality" : XENIA
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It may be polished : RICE
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Cousin of "Shucks!" : DAMN
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Dress (up) : TOG
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Cartoonist Browne : DIK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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