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New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Author:
Myles Callum
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Myles Callum

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {DHQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Callum. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 19,482 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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"The Crucible" setting : SALEM
6
Willingly : LIEF
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Chihuahua cries : YAPS
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Not merely sluggish : INERT
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Eye rakishly : OGLE
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Start of a quip : TIMEFLIESLIKEAN
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Fatty treat for birds : SUET
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Perfumer's extract : ESSENCE
22
Wagering venue, briefly : OTB
25
Sox foes : JAYS
27
Ancient Mexican : TOLTEC
28
Rutabaga, e.g. : TURNIP
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Grouch : CRAB
32
Málaga Mrs. : SRA
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Fit to serve : ONEA
34
Where overreachers go : TOOFAR
36
Middle of the quip : ARROWBUTFRUIT
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Arrow poison : CURARE
42
___ B'rith : BNAI
44
"Friends" network : NBC
47
Parched : SERE
48
Bikini blasts : ATESTS
50
Speaks like Robert Byrd : ORATES
52
Unique, to Caesar : RARA
54
Painter's medium : OIL
55
Squirting flower, say : NOVELTY
57
Talk like Daffy : LISP
59
End of the quip : FLIESLIKEAMELON
64
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Freed : ALAN
65
Big story : EPIC
66
Where the action is : ARENA
67
Model Banks : TYRA
68
D.C. group : SENS
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Off one's trolley : NUTTY
Down
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Do some modeling : SIT
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANI
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Science fiction writer Stanislaw : LEM
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"___ Tu" (1974 song) : ERES
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Honshu peak, briefly : MTFUJI
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Nonprofessionals : LAITY
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Social attachment? : ITE
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European language : ERSE
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1893 Verdi opera : FALSTAFF
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Sticks figure : YOKEL
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007 and others : AGENTS
12
Position filler : PLACER
13
Five Nations tribe : SENECA
18
Axel, e.g. : LEAP
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Weather line : ISOBAR
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Ear: Prefix : OTO
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Popular sandwich filler : TUNA
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Uncle Remus honorific : BRER
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Energetic cleaner : SCOURER
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Buster? : NARC
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Classroom routine : ROTE
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Tahoe transport : TBAR
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Sticks figure : RUBE
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Diving birds: Var. : OUSELS
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Goes to the mat : WRESTLES
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___ many words : INSO
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Jacques of "Mon Oncle" : TATI
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Bermuda, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
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For dieters : NONFAT
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Rain shield, in London : BROLLY
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Luxury spread : CAVIAR
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La Scala song : ARIA
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Discoverer of New Zealand : TASMAN
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"Lovergirl" singer ___ Marie : TEENA
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Guinness et al. : ALECS
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"Holy moly!" : YIPE
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Machu Picchu site : PERU
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Kith's partner : KIN
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Voided shot : LET
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Where London is: Abbr. : ONT
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Roll-call call : NAY

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

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