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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 2001

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 140 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 18,757 )

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Across
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Monitors' requests : HALLPASSES
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Cracked : AJAR
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Eloquent : ORATORICAL
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Relief : CURE
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Expresses condolences, perhaps : SENDSANOTE
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De bene ___ : ESSE
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Writing shortcut : ETC
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Followers of tax cheats : TMEN
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Home of Lafayette College : EASTON
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Foreign leader exiled in Hawaii, 1960 : RHEE
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Breaks down : WEEPS
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Doña ___, New Mexico's second-largest county : ANA
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Colorful garments : SARIS
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Bar : ESTOP
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Attack word : SIC
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Extinguished : DEAD
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Most vicious : EVILEST
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Behind in the regatta : ASTERN
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Pitches, in a way : ERECTS
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Aromatic herb used in soups and salads : CHERVIL
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Chart with many lines : TREE
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Gore follower? : TEX
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"Enchanted April" setting : ITALY
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Facetious : DROLL
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Conversation, for some : ART
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Ice skater's spin : CAMEL
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Chaser, in a way : SHOO
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Emblem of victory : LAUREL
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Make or break : VERB
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Reunion Arena player, briefly : MAV
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Another, abroad : OTRO
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Express a thought : OPINIONATE
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Brushoffs : NOES
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Awesome : OUTOFSIGHT
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Breaks off : ENDS
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Writer's request : STYLESHEET
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Swindlers, slangily : HOSERS
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1968 album subtitled "Lady Soul" : ARETHA
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Halberdier's opponent : LANCER
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Ford's Crown Victoria, e.g. : LTD
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Appointment : POST
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"Eugene ___" (1832 Bulwer-Lytton novel) : ARAM
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Strengthened : SINEWED
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Quick breads : SCONES
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Have : EAT
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Teen party, maybe : SLEEPOVER
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Super-duper : ACES
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"Hold on" : JUSTASEC
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Incendiary : ARSONIST
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Plays over : REENACTS
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Aimed : ASPIRED
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Quilt filler : EIDER
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When Nancy bakes? : ETE
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Army, for one : SERVICE
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"A Girl Like I" autobiographer : ANITALOOS
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Looks askance : LEERS
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Eschew assistance : ACTALONE
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Like some English furniture : SHERATON
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Not smooth : TEXTURED
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Beat ... or beat it : LAM
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Product in a 1982 recall : TYLENOL
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Funny business : LEVITY
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Resistance figure : OHMAGE
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Not fancy at all : LOATHE
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"The Road to Ensenada" singer : LOVETT
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Lord in Shakespeare's "Richard II" : ROSS
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Teeming : RIFE
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Chief : BOSS
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Wager : PUT
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U.S. Library of Medicine maintainer : NIH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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