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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 19,119 )
Across
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Sphere : REALM
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Embargoed land : CUBA
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One of a multiple birth : QUAD
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Da Gama's destination : INDIA
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Addict : USER
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Take apart : UNDO
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Junípero Serra, for one : FRANCISCAN
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9 to 5, maybe : ODDS
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Not be up-to-date : LAG
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V-J Day pres. : HST
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Street hustler's game : MONTE
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Classic examples : EPITOMES
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Before the bell : EARLY
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Pack : STOW
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Russian capital : RUBLE
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Lenore's creator : POE
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Prominent grocery chain : IGA
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"Spy Game" star : BRADPITT
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He was in the rag trade : SCOTTJOPLIN
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Article lead-in : DATELINE
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Ripple maker : OAR
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Sell for : FETCH
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Outside opening? : ECTO
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Word on an invitation : WHERE
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Place to plug a new book, maybe : TALKSHOW
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Monitor's side : NORTH
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57-Across opposer : LEE
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"Thimble Theater" name : OYL
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Hairpieces : RUGS
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Custardlike dessert : KEYLIMEPIE
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Nay sayer : ANTI
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Stick on the table : OLEO
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Not stick to the script? : PRINT
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W.C. : JOHN
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Popular side : SLAW
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Zippy flavors : TANGS
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Biathlon weapons : RIFLES
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Captivated : ENRAPT
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Slow movement : ADAGIO
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Architect Maya ___ : LIN
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Hardly wimpy : MACHO
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Scalper's victim : CUSTER
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Trojan initials : USC
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Radiant look : BEAM
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Affirmative action concern : QUOTA
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Support : UNDERPIN
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Put on : ADD
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Beehives and buns : DOS
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An end to sex? : ISM
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Rib : NEEDLE
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Now and again? : TWICE
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What "The Star-Spangled Banner" writer is in this puzzle : SUBJECT
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It may be odd : LOT
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Still : YET
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Buddy : BRO
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Finnic language : LAPP
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Sunday driver? : GOLFER
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Play to ___ : ATIE
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Vocal cords, informally : PIPES
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Muscularity : STRENGTH
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Blast maker : TNT
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Average name : DOW
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"That's nice!" : AAH
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Revere : HALLOW
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Penner of polonaises : CHOPIN
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Trifling : TOYING
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Barn fledglings : OWLETS
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Pitcher's bagful : ROSIN
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Wahine's gift : LEI
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Neat as a pin : KEMPT
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Refs' calls, for short : TKOS
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Extreme torment : HELL
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Rule, in India : RAJ
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Start of a Spanish count : UNO
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Indeed : YEA
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Coldwell Banker competitor : ERA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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