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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Author:
James M. Jenista and Dana McLemore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James M. Jenista
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Dana McLemore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Jenista. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. McLemore. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0302 ( 20,203 )
Across
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Strip ___ : MALL
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Favored by God : BLEST
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Wielding a peeler, maybe : ONKP
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Locket shape : OVAL
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Instant message sender, perhaps : AOLER
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Disney lioness : NALA
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Purse item : COMB
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Popular group dance : HOKEYPOKEY
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Like dessert wines : SWEET
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Top-2% group : MENSA
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"Ich bin ___ Berliner" : EIN
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Travelers' org. : AAA
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Plod along : TRUDGE
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Toasters do it : CLINKGLASSES
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River islet : AIT
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Farmer's letters? : EIEIO
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Salinger title girl : ESME
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Desk set item : PERSONALIZEDPEN
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Van ___, Calif. : NUYS
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Enter again : RELOG
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Neighbor of Braz. : ARG
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Four-runner? : GRANDSLAMMER
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Break into parts, as a monopoly : BUSTUP
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Hoo-ha : ADO
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Notebook maker : IBM
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Unwelcome forecast : SLEET
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Potter's potions professor : SNAPE
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One with a half-interest : JOINTOWNER
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Laundry item : IRON
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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Commercial prefix with liner : METRO
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Grant for a film? : CARY
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Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
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Rodeo critter : BRONC
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Girl or boy lead-in : ATTA
Down
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Comfy footwear : MOCS
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Swear to : AVOW
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___ duck : LAME
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Lands' End competitor : LLBEAN
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Dickensian epithet : BAH
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Warp-and-weft machine : LOOM
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Glimpsed : SEEN
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Soap opera meetings : TRYSTS
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A Beatle bride : ONO
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In one's natural state : NAKED
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Movie set light: Var. : KLEIG
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John of "Miracle on 34th Street" : PAYNE
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Peel : PARE
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1970's Japanese P.M. ___ Fukuda : TAKEO
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Not "fer" : AGIN
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Worked with : USED
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___ Crunch : CAPN
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Place : LIEU
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Humble response to praise : ITRY
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Pick up : LEARN
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Felt under the weather : AILED
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Taints : SOILS
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Most of it nowadays is filtered : SPAM
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___ mortals : MERE
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Many an M.I.T. grad: Abbr. : ENGR
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U.S.A.F. rank : SSGT
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"Nana" author : ZOLA
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Old oath : EGADS
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Sign of disuse : RUST
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Self-assurance : APLOMB
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Friend on "Friends" : MONICA
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Exquisite trinket : BIJOU
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Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
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Prepare to get shot? : SMILE
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Water holder : EWER
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Course on insects, for short : ENTO
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Fork-tailed flier : TERN
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"I smell ___" : ARAT
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Left side : PORT
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"Only Time" singer : ENYA
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Quick rest : NAP
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Bird in the "Arabian Nights" : ROC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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