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New York Times, Saturday, March 23, 2002

61-Across : Headache

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JPQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Cohen.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/23/02 ( No. 19,128 )
Across
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Anna Moffo made her American debut in it : LABOHEME
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Least satisfactory : LAMEST
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Microorganism discharge : EXOTOXIN
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Having clean lines : SVELTE
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Unlike a slacker : DILIGENT
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Old Testament survivor : DANIEL
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.0001 tesla : GAUSS
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An earlier one may be recalled : ERA
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Don't be a chicken : DARE
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Urban transportation : ELS
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Performed a duel action? : DREW
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Muslim doctor : HAKIM
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It's all there is : UNIVERSE
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It may have a big head : ALE
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Repeated part in "Get a Job" : SHANANA
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Saw attachment? : YER
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Unpopular spot : ZIT
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Explosion of a sort : TIRADE
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Like Hell : ABLAZE
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Abilene-to-Waco dir. : ESE
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Get to : IRK
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Colander, e.g. : DRAINER
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Premium preceder : ATA
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Bead separator : RONDELLE
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They're flaky : MICAS
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Hanger-on? : EAVE
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Sainte-___, Que. : FOY
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Altar exchange : IDOS
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It's H-shaped : ETA
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Powwow fare : MAIZE
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Frees from : RIDSOF
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Cicero's home : ILLINOIS
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Feature of some jacks : ONEEYE
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Headache : NUISANCE
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Like Matryoshka dolls : NESTED
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"The Odd Couple" director : GENESAKS
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Flowerpot spot : LEDGE
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Kind of skeleton : AXIAL
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Tough pill to swallow : BOLUS
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Williams of the Temptations : OTIS
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They take too much : HOGS
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Computer filename extension : EXE
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Sage woman : MINERVA
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Biggest plate, perhaps : ENTREE
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Trip producer : LSD
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One of Frank's exes : AVA
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The Bee Gees' "How Can You ___ Broken Heart" : MENDA
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Honorary 1999 Oscar recipient : ELIAKAZAN
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Pass through fire, perhaps : STERILIZE
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Surveyor's tool : TELEMETER
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Off : AWRY
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Bread : DINERO
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Like some remedies : HERBAL
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A as in Arezzo : UNA
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Depths : NADIRS
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Celebrex manufacturer : SEARLE
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Hand-held hisser : STEAMIRON
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Constituent of many proteins : HISTIDINE
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New York City has five : AREACODES
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Be positioned : LIE
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Spot for a jerk? : KNEE
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Depreciate : DEVALUE
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Mother-daughter talk topic : DATING
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It's not a bad thing : ASSET
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Apple in a recording studio : FIONA
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"The Puttermesser Papers" author : OZICK
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Nods : YESES
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___-en-scène : MISE
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Miscellanies : ANAS
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Spanish attention getter : OYE
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Narc, say : FED
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Vietnam Memorial designer : LIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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