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New York Times, Monday, March 25, 2002

"___ if you ..." (bumper sticker)

Author:
Gerald R. Ferguson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gerald R. Ferguson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Ferguson.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/25/02 ( No. 19,130 )
Across
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Tail motions : WAGS
5
Wheelchair-accessible route : RAMP
9
Harvest : REAP
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Needlecase : ETUI
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Braga from Brazil : SONIA
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"Cogito ___ sum" : ERGO
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Sweethearts of Sigma Chi : COEDS
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Losing effort? : DIET
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Light modifiers : DIMMERSWITCHES
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Utter : SAY
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Big wine holder : VAT
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Aussie hopper, for short : ROO
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Goal : AIM
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Leave earth? : BLASTOFF
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Scarlett of Tara : OHARA
34
Pharmacist's weight : DRAM
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Temptations for spouses : SEVENYEARITCHES
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Hawaiian wreath : LEI
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"Put ___ on it!" : ALID
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Some tests : ORALS
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Europe, Asia and Africa : OLDWORLD
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Yea's opposite : NAY
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Mich. neighbor : IND
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Brillo pad competitor : SOS
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___ Khan : AGA
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Some thrown baseballs : SIDEARMPITCHES
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Home run hitter Ruth : BABE
58
Surf sounds : ROARS
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"___ if you ..." (bumper sticker) : HONK
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Kiln : OVEN
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Feared eel : MORAY
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French friend : AMIE
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Dampens : WETS
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Alteration canceler : STET
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Oboe, for one : REED
Down
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Grass chokers : WEEDS
2
Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
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Like envelope seals : GUMMY
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Thailand, once : SIAM
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Night stick? : ROOST
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All over again : ANEW
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Skirt that goes below the knee : MIDI
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Deli meat on rye : PASTRAMI
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Extremely popular : REDHOT
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New York's ___ Canal : ERIE
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Many moons : AGES
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Flower holder : POT
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"Git!" : SCRAM
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Perrier rival : EVIAN
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Businesses: Abbr. : COS
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"Roses ___ red ..." : ARE
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Hair feature : BRAID
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Fat : LARD
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Govt. watchdog : OSHA
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Touch : FEEL
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Own (up to) : FESS
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Shoe part : HEEL
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Gung-ho : AVID
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Wooded valley : DELL
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Rigging supports : YARDARMS
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Words to a bride and groom : TOAST
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Have a bawl : CRY
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Adds a lane to : WIDENS
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Lonely number : ONE
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Clamorous : NOISY
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Jack of nursery rhyme : SPRAT
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"A House Is Not ___" : AHOME
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Wish granter : GENIE
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Invited : ASKED
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Goalie's action : SAVE
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"Oh, sure" : IBET
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Cheer (for) : ROOT
55
Stallion's mate : MARE
56
Blacken : CHAR
57
Arrow shooter : BOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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