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New York Times, Friday, March 14, 2003

Author:
Kevin Hagen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin Hagen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQWX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hagen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 19,484 )
Across
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Unlocked area? : BALDSPOT
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Phase : ASPECT
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Gradually : OVERTIME
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It does a lot of firing : NEURON
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Very recently delivered : NEONATAL
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Winemaker Gallo : ERNEST
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Lover of Eos : ORION
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Criticized and how! : REAMED
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Stuff in a robber-foiling pack : DYE
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Lowest : MINIMUM
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Clique : INGROUP
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Common solvent : ACETONE
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Fault line? : MEACULPA
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He chalked up 915 points : ORR
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100 points : CARAT
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Taste : SIP
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1983 Woody Allen film : ZELIG
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Mouths: Lat. : ORA
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Aspiring artist's submission : DEMOTAPE
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Like a snake : LEGLESS
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Doggies : POOCHES
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Concoct : DREAMUP
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Dreaming phenomenon : REM
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Capital near the Adriatic : TIRANA
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Partner of parts : LABOR
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Like Liechtenstein : ALPINE
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Trusted friend : ALTEREGO
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Its employees are in training : LIONEL
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Snake alternatives : PLUNGERS
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Erotic : STEAMY
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Trash heaps, e.g. : EYESORES
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Rock star turned activist : BONO
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Maintain : AVER
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Sainted pope called "the Great" : LEOI
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1962 Joseph Wiseman title role : DRNO
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Really shine : STANDOUT
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Set (against) : PIT
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L. L. Cool J's "In Too Deep" co-star : OMAREPPS
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Commercial prefix with mundo : TELE
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Weak : ANEMIC
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Pacific : SERENE
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Wise one : PUNDIT
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"... die strangled ___ my Romeo comes?": Shak. : ERE
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Firms: Abbr. : COS
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Explosive : TNT
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Influential journal publisher: Abbr. : AMA
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Deborah's "The King and I" co-star : YUL
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Green : MOOLAH
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Green : UNRIPE
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Confederates : MERGES
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"Brrr!" : IMCOLD
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More likely to bump into : NEARER
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Park place? : GARAGE
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Cable modem producer : RCA
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It may be humanitarian : AID
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Big show of support : PEPRALLY
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Magnifier, of sorts : ZOOMLENS
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Truncation indication: Abbr. : ETC
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Taverner of "The Simpsons" : MOE
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Bilingual woman, maybe : LATINA
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Marshall Mathers, familiarly : EMINEM
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Doubtless : SURELY
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Fancy home amenity : SPA
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Bun's place : NAPE
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50-oared ship : ARGO
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Draft, e.g. : BEER
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Unpleasant one : OGRE
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Historical sewer : ROSS
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Comedian Ritz and others : ALS
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On, in a way : LIT
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Dupin's creator : POE
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It's named for a Germanic war god: Abbr. : TUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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