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New York Times, Monday, March 18, 2002

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Greenman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQVWZ} This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Greenman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0318 ( 19,123 )
Across
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Players in a play : CAST
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Tobacco smoke component : TAR
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Scottish Gaelic : ERSE
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Visibly dumbstruck : AGAPE
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Trust, with "on" : RELY
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Wheedle : COAX
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Stick-on : DECAL
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Not fully closed : AJAR
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Puccini opera Web site? : TURANDOTCOM
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Unlatch, to bards : OPE
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Intl. cultural org. : UNESCO
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Saigon's former enemy : HANOI
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60's campus grp. : SDS
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Exact-time Web site? : ONTHEDOTCOM
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"Don't go!" : STAY
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Post-Crucifixion sculpture : PIETA
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Humid : DAMP
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Milky gems : OPALS
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Farmer's output : CROP
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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"Bye-bye" : TATA
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Document miniaturization Web site? : MICRODOTCOM
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Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Where Goodyear is headquartered : AKRON
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Brunch dish : OMELET
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Tavern : BAR
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Printed clothing Web site? : POLKADOTCOM
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Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
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Painter Rivera : DIEGO
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Prefix with scope or logical : HORO
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With 11-Down, Brontë heroine : JANE
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Particle in electrolysis : ANION
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R. & B. singer Redding : OTIS
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Reached ground : ALIT
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Points per game, e.g. : STAT
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It has points in Arizona : CACTUS
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"I Get ___" (Beach Boys hit) : AROUND
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Rubbernecks : STARES
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Lubbock's home : TEXAS
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Discretion : TACT
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Attack helicopter : APACHE
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Insert fresh cartridges : RELOAD
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Silent ___ (time before the talkies) : ERA
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Celebrant : REJOICER
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Response to an affront : SLAP
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See 64-Across : EYRE
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Expand, as a house : ADDONTO
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Pres. Washington : GEO
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Sgts. and such : NCOS
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Alphabet series : MNOP
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Suffix with psych- : OTIC
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Spigot : TAP
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Marriott competitor : HYATT
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Great Plains Indian : OTO
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Treasure hunter's aid : MAP
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Slow-witted : DIM
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Food that can be strung on a necklace : MACARONI
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Driving test directive : PARK
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Was atop : STOODON
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Company: Abbr. : CORP
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Bullets : AMMO
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Thingamabob : DOODAD
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Part of AOL : ONLINE
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"Little Women" writer : ALCOTT
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Bradley University site : PEORIA
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Maximum extent : UTMOST
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Group's character : ETHOS
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___ California : BAJA
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Actor Dullea : KEIR
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In times past : AGO
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After-tax take : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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