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New York Times, Monday, March 15, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The unkeyed square to the right of #36 has this "Down" clue: John Philip Sousa offering. And the unkeyed square numbered 42 has this "Down" clue: "Little Women" family name.
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 19,851 )
Across
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Opposite of highs : LOWS
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Big stingers : WASPS
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Concert blasters : AMPS
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Hawaiian island : OAHU
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Maximum poker bet : ALLIN
16
Bob who lost to Bill Clinton : DOLE
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Warner's statement after the fact : ITOLDYOUSO
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"Roots" author Haley : ALEX
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"Julius Caesar," e.g. : SHAKESPEAREPLAY
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___-fi : SCI
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Bird's home : NEST
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Fire leftover : ASH
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Eve's predecessor : ADAM
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Tortilla chip dip : SALSA
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Fateful day in a 20-Across : THEIDESOFMARCH
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Ringer : BELL
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Not so good : WORSE
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Baseball hit just beyond the infield : BLOOP
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Bard of ___ : AVON
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Fateful day in a 20-Across : MARCHFIFTEENTH
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Pays a landlord : RENTS
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Require : NEED
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"I get it!" : AHA
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Guys-only : STAG
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Cry to a mouse : EEK
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"Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!," e.g. : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
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Building beam : IBAR
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One who warned Caesar : SOOTHSAYER
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Bronx cheer : JEER
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Golfer Palmer, familiarly : ARNIE
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Liberals, with "the" : LEFT
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Fabric colorers : DYERS
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Schnauzer in Dashiell Hammett books : ASTA
Down
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___ Lane, admirer of Superman : LOIS
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Inauguration Day recital : OATH
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Command to a horse : WHOA
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Broods : SULKS
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Land next to a road : WAYSIDE
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Crooked : ALOP
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Turn on a pivot : SLUE
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Resident near the Leaning Tower : PISAN
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Make a nighttime ruckus : SNORE
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Not limited to one use : ADAPTABLE
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Gangster's gal : MOLL
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Defendant's declaration at an arraignment : PLEA
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Alluring : SEXY
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The 60's or 70's, e.g. : DECADE
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Road section requiring caution : ESS
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Battling : ATWAR
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Rudely push : SHOVE
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Long-billed wader : HERON
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___ this minute : ASOF
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"The Jeffersons" theme "___ On Up" : MOVIN
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Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
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Laziness : SLOTH
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Omega's opposite : ALPHA
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Feels no remorse : ISNTSORRY
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Drum accompanier : FIFE
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Moistens with droplets : BEDEWS
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Grows chewers : TEETHES
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VW predecessors? : STU
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Syrian president : ASSAD
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"Mine eyes have seen the ___ ..." : GLORY
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Australian "bear" : KOALA
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Land SW of Samoa : FIJI
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Assist in crime : ABET
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Fannie ___ (securities) : MAES
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Top-notch : AONE
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Mix (up) : STIR
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Deli loaves : RYES
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Adept : DEFT
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Sp. miss : SRTA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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