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New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 2003

With 68-Across, something to finish with

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 173 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times3/20/03 ( No. 19,490 )
Across
1
With 7-Across, something to start with : BANANA
7
See 1-Across : DAIQUIRI
15
Many : ALOTOF
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Subtle reference : ALLUSION
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Directed at : SENTTO
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Singles or doubles : BASEHITS
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Trees and such : SCENERY
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It may accompany a MS. : SASE
22
Bagasse base, maybe : BEET
24
Rock's Cream, e.g. : TRIO
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Rambo-esque : MACHO
31
Callus sites : SOLES
34
___-Magnon : CRO
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Cold weather quarters : IGLOO
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English painter John : OPIE
38
Blocks of time : ERAS
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Line from "The Student Prince" : DRINKDRINKDRINK
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Knock down : DECK
43
Way back when : ONCE
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Longines rival : OMEGA
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"Uh-huh" : YEH
46
All-encompassing : BROAD
47
Also-ran in 2000 : NADER
48
Some art design, informally : DECO
50
___ Brasi (Corleone hood) : LUCA
52
Grease, briefly : LUBE
55
Surprise fare : POTLUCK
60
Turning red, maybe : RIPENING
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Time of the year : SEASON
65
Swimming and diving pageant : AQUACADE
66
On-line business : ETRADE
67
With 68-Across, something to finish with : ESPRESSO
68
See 67-Across : COFFEE
Down
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Largemouth or smallmouth : BASS
2
Cad in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" : ALEC
3
Zero : NONE
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Abbr. on an order : ATTN
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Memoranda keeper : NOTEBOOK
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In advance of, in poems : AFORE
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Bit : DAB
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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She met Rick in Paris : ILSA
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Chases : QUESTS
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Person who's well-armed? : USHER
12
Sequel letters : III
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Malarkey : ROT
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Break-___ : INS
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"Don't evade the question!" : YESORNO
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Like some anesthetics : TOPICAL
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What Bing Crosby said he did "for you" : ICRIED
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Lunchbox item : ORANGE
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Blouse with a sailor collar : MIDDY
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"We've got a deal!" : AGREED
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Hot as a pistol, say : CLICHE
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What taxis do : HONK
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Like taxis at a hotel, maybe : LINEDUP
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Comics cry : EEK
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Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
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Aunt with a "Cope Book" : ERMA
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Côte ___ (French wine region) : DOR
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Fund, as a charity : DONATETO
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Evict : BOUNCE
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Brighten up : CLEAR
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Trig. function : COSEC
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Leaning : BIAS
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Final stages : ENDS
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1968 British comedy "Only When I ___" : LARF
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Initials at Colo. Springs : USAF
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Set of principles : CODE
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Child support? : KNEE
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Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Mensan highs : IQS
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Little chow : PUP
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1989 auto debut : GEO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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