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New York Times, Saturday, February 9, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 154 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 19,086 )
Across
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Inferior alcohol : BUGJUICE
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Poughkeepsie college : MARIST
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Isn't shy : SPEAKSUP
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Pronto : ATONCE
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Up : INCREASE
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"Aha!" : GOTCHA
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Sporting deceptions : DEKES
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Start operating : SETUPSHOP
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Gen. follower : EXOD
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Big delivery? : TWINS
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Winning sequence : OOO
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Rte. parts : STS
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Mere semblance : GHOST
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Words from a crowd : CHANT
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Lacking : SHORT
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Glacial formations : ARETES
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Knightly hero of medieval romances : ROLAND
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Guinness, for one : BREWER
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Not specifically assigned : ROVING
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Beeps : PAGES
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Sunburn symptom : EDEMA
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Get all of : BUYUP
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Risky business?: Abbr. : OTB
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Nietzsche's "___ Antichrist" : DER
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Well follower : ILLBE
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Sorry sort : RUER
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Fought : DIDBATTLE
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Hindu aphorisms, collectively : SUTRA
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Immature : UNRIPE
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Inconveniences : TROUBLES
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Less original : STALER
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Where to draw the line? : ARTCLASS
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Rises dramatically : TOWERS
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Parenthetically : BYTHEWAY
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They usually aren't hits : BSIDES
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Ready to take a cut : UPNEXT
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Wolf snakes' prey : GECKOS
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1998 Pulitzer nonfiction winner ___ Diamond : JARED
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Instruments that may be made from monkeypod wood : UKES
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"Love ___ Song Without End" (from "Bambi") : ISA
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Oath : CUSSWORD
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Pentathlon competitor, e.g. : EPEEIST
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Sorcerer : MAGUS
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On : ATOP
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Languishes in confinement : ROTS
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Disorganized : INCHOATE
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Draft order? : SCHOONER
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Cozy locales : TEAPOTS
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Cause of a blowup? : TNT
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Simple footwear : THONG
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Where the Volta flows : GHANA
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Cad : CREEP
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Cuts : HEWS
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Not likely : SLIM
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Object : ARGUE
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Arrived at, oater-style : RODEINTO
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Have trouble with one's balance : OVERDRAW
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Candle scent or rum flavoring : BAYBERRY
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1932 Gable film remade as "Mogambo" : REDDUST
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Can help? : PULLTAB
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Diner order : BLT
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Ban : OUTLAW
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Saint canonized by Gregory XV : TERESA
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Forward : BRASSY
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Anatomical canals : ITERS
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Much-devalued monetary unit : RUBLE
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Nastiness : BILE
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Little, e.g. : APER
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Similar things : SUCH
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Teammate of Hubbell and Terry : OTT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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