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New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQXYZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 18,754 )

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Across
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Pilgrim's destination : MECCA
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Passing yardage, e.g. : STAT
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Like many a cellar : DAMP
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___ squash : ACORN
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Alice's chronicler : ARLO
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Three-ply snack : OREO
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Mauritius, once? : DODODOMAIN
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Tackle : GEAR
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From scratch : ANEW
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Muumuu go-with : LEI
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Point of view : SLANT
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Like black humor : MORBID
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Take the silver : PLACE
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St. Francis, e.g.? : ASSISISIGNOR
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First Super Bowl M.V.P. : STARR
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Casual attire : DENIM
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Outback runner : EMU
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Frame filler : ART
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Prefix with night or day : MID
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Pose : SIT
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French story : ETAGE
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Gov't security : TNOTE
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Waikiki wingding? : HONOLULULUAU
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Gargle, e.g. : RINSE
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Free-for-all : FRACAS
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Big brass : TUBAS
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B.O. sign : SRO
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Scrubbed mission : NOGO
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Crude bunch? : OPEC
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Passable party? : SOSOSOCIAL
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Part of a hat trick : GOAL
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Bellicose deity : ARES
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Dig (into) : DELVE
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It's a starter : ANTE
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Give up : CEDE
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Over 10% of the dictionary : ESSES
Down
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Bawdyhouse figure : MADAM
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Low-budget prefix : ECONO
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Hacker, maybe : CODER
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Prier's need : CROWBAR
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"Go on ..." : AND
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What "tauto-" means : SAME
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Gad about : TRAIPSE
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Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
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Whole lot : TON
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Duffer's challenge : DOGLEG
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Gazetteer datum : AREA
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Penny-pinching : MEAN
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Left at sea : PORT
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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Curved sword : SCIMITAR
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Sharon and others : ISRAELIS
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Door frame part : LINTEL
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Home to most Turks : ASIA
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High standards : IDEALS
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Verne mariner : NEMO
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Strike out : OMIT
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Hardly genteel : RUDE
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Beethoven's "Archduke ___" : TRIO
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Bowl over : STUN
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Took a shot : GUESSED
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Subtle differences : NUANCES
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All-seeing one : ORACLE
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Roswell sightings : UFOS
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Prepares to strike : COILS
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Source of sisal hemp : AGAVE
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Cobbler's stock : SOLES
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Forum wear : TOGA
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Familiar with : UPON
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Ready for the sack : BEAT
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Wine choice : ROSE
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Defense org. until 1992 : SAC
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Lyrical lines : ODE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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