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New York Times, Monday, March 24, 2003

Silent character in "Little Orphan Annie"

Author:
Alison D. Donald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alison Donald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Donald.
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© 2003, The New York Times3/24/03 ( No. 19,494 )

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Across
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Neighbor of Ecuador : PERU
5
Dressed : CLAD
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Identical : EQUAL
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Firefighters' tools : AXES
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Poison ivy reaction : RASH
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Pulitzer-winning novelist Alison : LURIE
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Sales agents, briefly : REPS
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This, south of the border : ESTO
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Decorates richly : GILDS
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Very bright : SMARTASAWHIP
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Med. plan : HMO
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Part of the foot : INSTEP
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Actress Meryl : STREEP
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Motion while saying "Good dog!" : PAT
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___ mode : ALA
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Showered : RAINED
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Mild, as weather : BALMY
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Very bright : WISEASANOWL
40
Civil rights org. : NAACP
42
In a sour mood : MOROSE
43
Build (on) : ADD
44
"Undoubtedly" : YES
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Mitchell of NBC News : ANDREA
49
Fly that carries sleeping sickness : TSETSE
52
___ Beta Kappa : PHI
53
Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Very bright : SHARPASATACK
58
Mideast's ___ Peninsula : SINAI
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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"It's ___ to tell a lie" : ASIN
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Disdain : SCORN
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Prophet : SEER
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Taboo : NONO
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Like a tie game in overtime : TENSE
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Job : TASK
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Shoelace problem : KNOT
Down
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Analyzes grammatically : PARSES
2
Free (from) : EXEMPT
3
Fix : REPAIR
4
Moscow's land, once: Abbr. : USSR
5
Famous Boston dessert : CREAMPIE
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Rope, cowboy-style : LASSO
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"The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
8
Boat on the Indian Ocean : DHOW
9
Illinois city : ELGIN
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Witticisms : QUIPS
11
Dot-com's address : URL
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Help : AID
13
Parisian article : LES
21
Silent character in "Little Orphan Annie" : THEASP
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Top 10 record : HIT
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Towering : TALL
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Shade tree : ELM
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Salary : PAY
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Rock's Clapton : ERIC
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Mexican moolah : PESOS
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Month in Israel : ADAR
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Epithet : NAME
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Sarajevo is its capital : BOSNIA
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Impressed mightily : AWED
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Walk in shallow water : WADE
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Two-by-two vessel? : NOAHSARK
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Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
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TV interruptions : ADS
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Nay opposer : YEA
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Sanity : REASON
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San Fernando Valley community : ENCINO
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Start of a John F. Kennedy quote : ASKNOT
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Nicholas and Ivan, e.g. : TSARS
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Sparkle : SHINE
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Loses color : PALES
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Part of R & R : REST
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Nolo contendere, e.g. : PLEA
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Aquarium : TANK
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Speedy way to get to Paris : SST
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___ cream : ICE
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Negative in Normandy : NON

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