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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 89 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 19,125 )
Across
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Walkers, for short : PEDS
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Leave untouched : LETBE
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Humorist Lebowitz : FRAN
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"Essays of ___" : ELIA
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Maintains : AVERS
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Eastern music : RAGA
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Not lopsided : EVEN
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Nomination for which Susan Lucci finally won an Emmy : NINETEENTH
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Setting for a shoot-'em-up : WILDWILDWEST
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Expunge : ERASE
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Natl. Courtesy Mo. : SEP
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As well : TOO
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Dijon water : EAU
28
Black and white? : GRAY
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"Well!" : MYOHMY
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Ungracious winner : GLOATER
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"How the Other Half Lives" author : RIIS
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2000 Mel Gibson flick : WHATWOMENWANT
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Svelte : THIN
42
About half of villagers : MENFOLK
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Virgil figure : AENEAS
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Common plea, informally : NOLO
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One who's very wet? : SOT
50
Appt. calendar notation : MTG
51
New Deal org. : WPA
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Contest effort : ENTRY
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Surfers' place : WORLDWIDEWEB
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High spirits : JUBILATION
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Prefix with byte : GIGA
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In a tizzy : AGOG
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Chicken parts : NECKS
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Earth sci. : ECOL
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Reasons : WHYS
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Salute, say : GREET
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Jacket part : VENT
Down
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Midget : PEEWEE
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#1 Oak Ridge Boys hit : ELVIRA
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Split one's sides : DIELAUGHING
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Contents of hourglasses : SANDS
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Legal scholar Guinier : LANI
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Axis of ___ : EVIL
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Care for : TEND
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Pub orders : BREWS
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High regard : ESTEEM
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Guitarist's worry? : FRET
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Campaigned : RAN
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F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
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"I don't think so" : NAH
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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"___ the Beat" (Go-Go's hit) : WEGOT
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Reconsiders : THINKSTWICE
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Leave out : OMIT
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Sounds of woe : OYS
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Rarer than rare : RAW
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Speck : ATOM
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Land on the Red Sea : YEMEN
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Kind of agreement : ORAL
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Area between stripes : LANE
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Get-hitched-quick spot : RENO
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Sharpen : WHET
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Gridiron org. : NFL
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Went to court? : WOOED
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Pompom holder : TAM
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Object of a manhunt, maybe : AWOL
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Leapt : SPRANG
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The Snake borders it : OREGON
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Mercutio's killer, in "Romeo and Juliet" : TYBALT
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Change : ALTER
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Israeli desert : NEGEV
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Drag queen's collection : WIGS
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Chop up : DICE
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Came alive : WOKE
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Part of N.I.H.: Abbr. : INST
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Talking point? : JAW
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"Yuk!" : UGH
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Lad : BOY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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