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New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 250 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 19,853 )
Across
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Leaves may be put in it : TEAPOT
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Prohibits : BANS
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Sass : LIP
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Like most plumbing nowadays : INDOOR
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Mount SW of Messina : ETNA
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Suffix with Canton : ESE
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Candice Bergen role : MURPHYBROWN
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Our sun : SOL
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Before : ERE
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Kitchen wrap : SARAN
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Fisticuffs : SETTO
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Boxing locale : RING
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Bye-byes : TATAS
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Cheer (for) : ROOT
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Ginger cookies : SNAPS
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Morning TV co-host : KELLYRIPA
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Felt smug : GLOATED
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Supermarket divisions : AISLES
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___ Zeppelin : LED
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First mate : EVE
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Flourish : THRIVE
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Deceive : MISLEAD
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"Paper Moon" actor : RYANONEAL
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Laundromat appliance : DRIER
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Not fer : AGIN
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Rowdy ___, Clint Eastwood's role in "Rawhide" : YATES
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Ocean predator : ORCA
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Ripple lovers : WINOS
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Bedding item : SHEET
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Brooch : PIN
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Moon-landing vehicle, for short : LEM
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Stephen Sondheim title character : SWEENEYTODD
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Former Spanish queen : ENA
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It may be grand : TOUR
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More loved : DEARER
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Hideout : DEN
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Soaks (up) : SOPS
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One who might issue a challenge : SENTRY
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Track officials : TIMERS
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Accustoming (to) : ENURING
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Kind of gland : ADRENAL
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Champagne-opening sound : POP
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Wonderment cries : OOHS
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Have a ___ (attempt) : TRYAT
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Dressed down : BERATED
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Lacking a musical key : ATONAL
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Hurricane dir. : NNW
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Without : SANS
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Clorox company household cleaner : LESTOIL
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Chemical relative : ISOTOPE
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Jai alai balls : PELOTAS
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Put one's foot down? : BRAKED
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Muffs one : ERRS
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Address abbr. : GPO
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Poles and Czechs : SLAVS
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Discharge from the military : SALVO
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Triangular road sign : YIELD
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Wee : TEENY
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Ford of the Ford Models agency : EILEEN
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Fished with a net : TRAWLED
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Cleanliness : HYGIENE
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Dustin Hoffman film : RAINMAN
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___ time flat : INNO
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Marshall ___ (Eminem's real name) : MATHERS
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Mancinelli's "___ e Leandro" : ERO
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Many a taxi's destination : AIRPORT
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Judge : DECIDER
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Not be so hard : EASEUP
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Stopped flowing, as a stream : RANDRY
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Burpee's packetful : SEEDS
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Concordes : SSTS
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Chinook salmon : TYEE
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Go a-courting : WOO
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Light brown : TAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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