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New York Times, Saturday, March 16, 2002

Author:
Verna Suit
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Verna Suit

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Suit. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 19,121 )

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Across
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Hist. majors get them : BAS
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Quacks : FRAUDS
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Fondlings : PETS
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Swear words? : IDO
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Noted fossil site : LABREA
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Corn product : OLEO
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With 58-Across, a hearty order : CORNEDBEEF
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Ancient royal residence : TARA
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"Bye Bye Birdie" girl or song : ROSIE
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More substantial : MEATIER
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"Top o' the mornin' to ye," for example : IRISHISM
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Present, e.g. : TENSE
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Put back : STET
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Accompanier of 17-/58-Across : SODABREAD
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Mends : RESEWS
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Put to sleep, maybe : BORE
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Occasion pertinent to this puzzle : STPATRICKSDAY
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Subject of Caesar's writing : GAUL
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Old camp : STALAG
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It might wash down 17-/58-Across : GREENBEER
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Enjoined : BADE
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Starting now : HENCE
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Like leprechaun and four-leaf clover decorations : SEASONAL
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Dates : ESCORTS
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Washington, D.C., once : SWAMP
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Drive (around) : TOOL
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See 17-Across : ANDCABBAGE
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Bad thing to blow : TIRE
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Vagabond : PICARO
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Source of knocking : GIN
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Cries from the stands : OLES
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Keyboard instrument : SPINET
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Head shape : EGG
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Capped pen : BIC
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Tempest in a teapot : ADO
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Most miserable : SORRIEST
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Bygone Crayola shade : FLESH
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Angle producers : RADII
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"The Sound of Music" figure : ABBESS
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Suffix with strict : URE
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Hold : DEEM
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Office feature, sometimes : SAFE
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Ceramist : POTTER
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Sir Galahad's mother : ELAINE
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Mother ___ : TERESA
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Hit high C's, say : SOARED
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Warning on an airplane wing : NOSTEP
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Optimally : ATBEST
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1949 armistice locale: Abbr. : ISR
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Itinerary: Abbr. : RTES
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They may be suspended from art class : MOBILES
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"ER" character : DOC
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Vessels also called broadhorns : ARKS
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Liszt's son-in-law : WAGNER
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Bayonet : STAB
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Partner of rosemary, in Shakespeare : RUE
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Tops, in slang : DABOMB
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court : ALANPAGE
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Word usually said in triplicate : YADA
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Set : GEL
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Depressed area : GHETTO
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Add dirt to : RESOIL
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Concert request : ENCORE
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Étude places : ECOLES
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Correct, as a computer image : RESCAN
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Not out of it : AWARE
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Thick-soled shoe : SABOT
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Draws off : TAPS
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Back-talker : SNIP
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Seventh-century date : DCI
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Booking : GIG
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Coll. major : ENG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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