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New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 2003

"... the sun paused ___ it should alight": Shelley

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 167 for Mr. Norris.
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© 2003, The New York Times3/22/03 ( No. 19,492 )
Across
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Temper : SHORTFUSE
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Hardly close contests : ROMPS
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It's obvious : NOBRAINER
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Muzzle : SNOUT
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Tricks : OUTSMARTS
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Literally, "turned" : VERSA
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Big Ten sch. : OSU
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Help on the way up : STEP
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Burnout consequence : APATHY
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Spice : ZEST
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Return requirements : SALESSLIPS
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Tranquil spots : EDENS
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Overtakes, in a way : LAPS
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Riffraff : SCUM
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Young follower? : UNS
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In the middle: Abbr. : NEUT
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Dockers' grp. : ILA
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Reach : CONTACT
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Kind of cut : EMERALD
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Old-time actress Munson : ONA
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Ocean spirits : GROG
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"... the sun paused ___ it should alight": Shelley : ERE
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Gush : RAVE
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Long stretches : ERAS
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Web site : ATTIC
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Not perfectly balanced : ASYMMETRIC
56
Frontier nickname : DANL
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Co. that got its own ZIP code in 1976 : LLBEAN
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Sub builder : DELI
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Actress Claire : INA
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Illinois birthplace of William Jennings Bryan : SALEM
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One with lots to think about : DEVELOPER
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Harden : ENURE
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Preview : SNEAKPEEK
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Blast from the past : ATEST
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Dismiss : CASTASIDE
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Drop off : SNOOZE
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Protected : HOUSED
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Blunt : OBTUSE
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Where to find trainers?: Abbr. : RRS
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Tartan items : TAMS
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Orders : FIATS
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"Can you believe it?!" : UNREAL
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Fixed design : SETPLAN
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Hosp. areas : ERS
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Wedding count : RSVPS
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Father-daughter actors : ONEALS
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60's sitcom character whose maiden name was Frump : MORTICIA
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Kind of toy : PUSHPULL
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Isn't forgiving : STAYSMAD
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Take on : ASSUME
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Hardware item : TNUT
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Its playing area is 2 x 14 meters : EPEE
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Catch : SNAG
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Hide : SCREEN
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Prefix with hertz : TERA
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It's east of the Great Barrier Reef : CORALSEA
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Slightly biased : ONASLANT
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Classic jacket choice : NAVYBLUE
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Reason for pressing a suit : TORT
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Like some I.R.A. owners: Abbr. : RETD
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Suburb south of Los Angeles : GARDENA
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Peers of caliphs : EMEERS
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They're used in some searches : SIEVES
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Capital of 2.6 million : TAIPEI
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Poor : INNEED
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"Earthlight" author, 1955 : CLARKE
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"American Buffalo" playwright : MAMET
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It can keep you from slipping : CLEAT
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Chase on stage : ILKA
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U.S. Army medal : DSC
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Covert ___ (army assignment) : OPS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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