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New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 2003

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Cohen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Cohen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 19,485 )

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Across
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It often has an advantage : HOMETEAM
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Real : INESSE
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Like some choirs: Var. : ACAPELLA
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"$" star, 1971 : BEATTY
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Cousin of a mariposa : SEGOLILY
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Habit : ATTIRE
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Serving, sometimes : SLICE
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Surfaces, in a way : TARS
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Lawless" : LIS
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Tay, say : LOCH
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Some parties : STAGS
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Part of an Asian capital's name : PENH
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Flier's concern, for short : ETA
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One who answers to a looie : SARGE
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Outset, slangily : GETGO
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Part of an Asian capital's name : BATOR
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Expression of disapproval : TUTTUT
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1959 Jackie Wilson hit : LONELYTEARDROPS
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Sadist, e.g. : ABUSER
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Brand name with an accent at the end : PREGO
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Kind of drive : CDROM
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It may be lost : CAUSE
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Aviary sound : CAW
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Autumnal hue : RUST
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Minuscule amounts : WHITS
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Midway cry : WHEE
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60 minutes, in Milan : ORA
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With 10-Down, bun protectors : HAIR
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Top with jewels : TIARA
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Brits' blades : SABRES
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Civil War battlefield : MANASSAS
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It's continuous with the cornea : SCLERA
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French folk song : ALOUETTE
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Place for a lace : EYELET
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Feature accompanier, once : NEWSREEL
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Pain : HASSLE
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Endangered South American : OCELOT
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Ars ___ (sorcery) : MAGICA
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Period : EPOCH
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Market leader? : TELE
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"Down the Field" singer, at a football game : ELI
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Tie term : ALL
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Madison Avenue's "loneliest guy in town" : MAYTAGREPAIRMAN
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Support group? : IBARS
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See 47-Across : NETS
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Get down : EAT
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Dagger : STILETTO
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Hang, in a way : STRINGUP
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Views : EYESHOTS
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Basis of some divisions : AGE
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Debauchee of a sort : SATYR
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Hurry : TROT
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Prefix with chemical : PETRO
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Capital nicknamed the Cherry City : SALEM
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Character in Chesterton's "What's Wrong With the World" : GUDGE
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Plaster? : BESOT
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Lock : TRESS
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Relative of hurling : LACROSSE
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Mulishness : OBDURACY
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Like infants and grudges : NURSABLE
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In ___ (trapped) : ARUT
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Singer Coltrane : CHI
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Snow-white : CHASTE
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Cause to sparkle : AERATE
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Popper of song : WEASEL
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Attended : WASAT
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More likely to mouth off : WISER
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Epitaph opener : HERE
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Greek crosses : TAUS
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Shepherd's field: Abbr. : REL
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Cream ___ : ALE
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Children's prayer starter : NOW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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