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New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0313 ( 19,118 )
Across
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Black Caucus, e.g. : BLOC
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Borscht makings : BEETS
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Prefix with carpal : META
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1972 Kentucky Derby winner ___ Ridge : RIVA
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More than fancy : REGAL
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Mysterious byline, for short : ANON
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Start of a cynic's definition of "love" : ATEMPORARY
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Burglar : YEGG
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"Oh, Lady, Be Good" writer : GERSHWIN
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Reef material : CORAL
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Lunch hour, maybe : ONE
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With 43-Down, author of the definition : AMBROSE
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Vamooses : SCOOTS
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Causes gasps : AWES
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Skin flicks : PORNO
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Put ___ appearance : INAN
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Kind of spirit : TEAM
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Middle of the definition : INSANITYCURABLE
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Element #10 : NEON
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New Mexico resort : TAOS
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Cheeses in red wax : EDAMS
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Ego : SELF
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Safari chiefs : BWANAS
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Private school : ACADEMY
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Cousin of "Ugh!" : FIE
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Congo Basin river : ZAIRE
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Pink-flowered shrub : OLEANDER
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Proctor's announcement : TIME
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End of the definition : BYMARRIAGE
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Paleozoic and Cenozoic : ERAS
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Hyperactive : MANIC
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Like a beanpole : THIN
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Tent furniture : COTS
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Indefinite wait : WHILE
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"What ___ could I do?" : ELSE
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Crow : BRAG
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For the calorie-conscious : LITE
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In excess of : OVER
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Engine parts : CAMS
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Seven-time N.F.L. East champions in the 1950's : BROWNS
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Spooky : EERIE
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Cardinal O'Connor's successor : EGAN
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Cigarette stat : TAR
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Winking, maybe : SLY
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1984 Ed Koch best seller : MAYOR
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Año starter : ENERO
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"Animal House" party wear : TOGAS
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Turn sharply : ANGLE
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Massless particle : PHOTON
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Dan Rather's employer : CBS
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Radar-equipped plane : AWACS
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Waiter's offering : MENU
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Test drive : SPIN
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Christmas decoration : CONE
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Guess qualifier : ORSO
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Son of Judah : ONAN
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"Don't give me ___ your lip!" : ANYOF
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Part of a continental tour : ITALY
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Unveiler's cry : TADA
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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"Summer and Smoke" heroine : ALMA
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Word before call or hall : MESS
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News bit : ITEM
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Don't change out of : REWEAR
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Understand : SEE
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See 23-Across : BIERCE
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Montezuma, e.g. : AZTEC
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Where "Aida" premiered : CAIRO
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Shoot for : AIMAT
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Toggery : DRESS
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Thrash : FLAIL
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Old Dodge : OMNI
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Dark time, informally : NITE
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Author Roald : DAHL
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Patronage: Var. : EGIS
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Actress Russo : RENE
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Audi competitor : BMW
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Derisive cry : YAH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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