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New York Times, Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Author:
Louis Hildebrand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Louis Hildebrand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hildebrand. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0319 ( 19,124 )
Across
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Locker room handout : TOWEL
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Alma ___ : MATER
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Madison Avenue products : ADS
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Post of etiquette : EMILY
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Line to the audience : ASIDE
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Dog doc : VET
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News host, e.g. : TALKINGHEAD
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Gabor or Perón : EVA
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It may be bitter : END
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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Token of respect : HONOR
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Gossip's attribute : WAGGINGTONGUE
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Sandal feature : OPENTOE
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Former partner? : LATTER
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Sauce with basil : PESTO
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Toast toppings : JAMS
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Grub : EATS
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Part of LED : DIODE
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Grub : CHOW
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Whittle down : PARE
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Reporter's question : WHERE
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Deejay's bribe : PAYOLA
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32-Across, e.g. : SPREADS
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Sign of unfaithfulness : CHEATINGHEART
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Angelic strings : HARPS
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Long, long time : AEON
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Misfortune : WOE
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Simile's center : ASA
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Bit of aid : HELPINGHAND
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Hamster, e.g. : PET
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Bathed : LAVED
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Wind dir. : SSE
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Aquarium favorite : TETRA
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Poem of lament : ELEGY
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Head of France? : TETE
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Muscat's land : OMAN
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Kind of show : WILDWEST
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Lodge member : ELK
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Deceiving : LYINGTO
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Noisy bird : MAGPIE
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White-faced : ASHEN
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Haberdashery item : TIE
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Cinnamon treats : REDHOTS
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Exact retribution for : AVENGE
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Gobble up : DEVOUR
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Glassy look : STARE
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NASA scrub : NOGO
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N.Y. neighbor : ONT
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Small colonists : ANTS
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Garden bloom, informally : GLAD
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Hardly racy : TAME
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Reveal, poetically : OPE
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Stew item : PEA
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___ Six-Pack : JOE
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Painter of limp watches : DALI
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Farsi-speaking land : IRAN
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"Believe" singer : CHER
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Dog days phenomenon : HEATWAVE
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Former California fort : ORD
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Director Craven : WES
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Aimless bit of gunfire : POTSHOT
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Quarrel noisily : WRANGLE
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Moon stages : PHASES
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Make bubbly : AERATE
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Big mouth : YAP
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Aussie lassie : SHEILA
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Lowly laborer : PEON
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Rodeo wear : CHAPS
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Slack-jawed one : GAPER
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Force on earth, briefly : ONEG
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MacDonald's partner in old movies : EDDY
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Bard's before : ERE
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Inebriated : LIT
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"2001" computer : HAL

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

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