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New York Times, Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Wedding man lookin' at the newspaper?

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times3/10/04 ( No. 19,846 )
Across
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Crash site : PAD
4
Babe in the woods : FAWN
8
Black rock : BASALT
14
Language suffix : ESE
15
"Would ___ to you?" : ILIE
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Alchemist's concoction : ELIXIR
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Apiece, at Wimbledon : ALL
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Jungle woman : JANE
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With subtlety : FINELY
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Wedding man lookin' at the newspaper? : READINGROOM
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Late-night host : LENO
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Tripe : RUBBISH
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Surgeon's request : SPONGE
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Spill material : OIL
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Man, for one : ISLE
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Gasket : ORING
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Sacred spot : ALTAR
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Durable piece of boxin' equipment? : EVERLASTINGLOVE
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Rubbernecked : GAPED
43
Russian alternative : RANCH
44
Largest of seven : ASIA
45
Commencement wear : CAP
46
Mix movies : OATERS
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Name trump, in bridge : DECLARE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Result of a silo tippin' over? : FALLINGRAIN
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Nimble : ADROIT
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Fit for service : ONEA
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Newspaper supply : INK
65
Batten down : SECURE
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The gamut : ATOZ
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Genealogy word : NEE
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Warming device : HEATER
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Not a lick : NONE
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Muff : ERR
Down
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Choker components : PEARLS
2
Slumbering : ASLEEP
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Presidential middle name : DELANO
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Where Suva is : FIJI
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Presidential middle name : ALAN
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White House section : WING
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Poetic adverb : NEER
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Soil : BEFOUL
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Out on ___ : ALIMB
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Mortal thing : SIN
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What Carry Nation carried : AXE
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Take a shot at : TRY
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Slip on : DON
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Ancestry : ORIGIN
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Check : BILL
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Analogy phrase : ISTO
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Montenegro native : SLAV
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"Take this!" : HERE
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Olympian's quest : GOLD
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Years of note : ERA
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Ready for use : ONTAP
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David, "the sweet psalmist of ___" : ISRAEL
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Old oath : EGAD
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Carnation container : VASE
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Grist for DeMille? : EPIC
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MTV's "___ World" : REAL
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Lt. saluter : NCO
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Copernicus, for one : CRATER
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Pit contents : TAR
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Marilu Henner's "Taxi" role : ELAINE
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Best Actress of 1936 and 1937 : RAINER
50
Tackle box item : SINKER
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All lit up : AFIRE
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Help for some students : LOAN
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Concerned with : INTO
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Light stuff : NEON
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Use a crystal ball : GAZE
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Camel's end? : ASH
60
River to Solway Firth : DEE
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Company with a dog logo : RCA
62
Call at first : OUT

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