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New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 2003

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0313 ( 19,483 )
Across
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Lyricist ___ David : HAL
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Boxer, for one : BREED
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Subject of a 2001 best-selling McCullough biography : ADAMS
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"Shine a Little Love" grp., 1979 : ELO
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Colorado or Missouri : RIVER
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Work for a designer, maybe : MODEL
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___ Khan : AGA
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How twins often dress : ALIKE
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Askew : ODDLY
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Get sharper, militarily : REDRILL
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As snug as ___ ... : ABUG
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Groups of three : TRIUNES
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Dish served on toast : RAREBIT
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Coastal feature : INLET
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Prefix with concert : DIS
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Perry Como classic : MORE
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Golden-___ : AGER
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Components of a 2.0 average : CEES
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Butter overseas : IBEX
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They're hidden in 8-, 10-, 21- and 33-Down : ZODIACSIGNS
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Starting : ASOF
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Cluster : CLOT
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Met display : OILS
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Support for the elderly? : CANE
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Show : AIR
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Water polo squad : SEVEN
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Filly : horse :: ___ : sheep : EWELAMB
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Back-to-back, in France : DOSADOS
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Constantly : EVER
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Shoe style : OPENTOE
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It may be close : SHAVE
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Friendly greeting : ALOHA
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Homophone of 7-Down : EKE
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Kind of plant : POWER
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Singer Amos and others : TORIS
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___ Lingus : AER
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Deal maker : AGENT
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"A Modest Proposal," e.g. : ESSAY
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Partner, with "the" : MRS
Down
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Caring : HEART
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Constantine is its third-largest city : ALGERIA
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You can't park here : LOADINGZONE
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Minnesota city in "Fargo" : BRAINERD
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Running water : RILLET
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Iniquities : EVILS
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Comic book cry : EEK
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Least pleasant, weatherwise : DREARIEST
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A Lille love : AMOUR
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Popular family vehicle : DODGEMINIVAN
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Put in : ADD
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Brooks of Broadway : MEL
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Arch : SLY
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Hand-counting method, in bridge : RULEOFELEVEN
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Often villainous operatic roles : BASSI
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Downhill racers : BOBSLEDTEAM
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Pique : IRE
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Western moniker : TEX
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Designer's focus : DECOR
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Set, in a way : CALIBRATE
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Start of a boast : ICAME
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Treats gently, with "on" : GOESEASY
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Deck feature : ACE
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Cutter : SAW
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Get the better of : SNOOKER
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Loren of "Lady L" : SOPHIA
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Deflect : AVERT
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Some swingers : DOORS
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Visionaries : SEERS
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Place for sweaters : SPA
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Glutton : HOG
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Blow away : AWE
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___ Lobos : LOS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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