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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 2003

___ Fail (Irish coronation stone)

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Greenman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQUVWZ} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Greenman.
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© 2003, The New York Times3/25/03 ( No. 19,495 )
Across
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Stranded motorist's S O S : FLARE
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Fishhook part : BARB
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Train station : STOP
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Set one's sights : AIMED
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Meltable spread : OLEO
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"My Friend ___" (1949 flick) : IRMA
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Showy perennials : CROCI
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Josip Broz, familiarly : TITO
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Play, as drums : BEAT
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"Consider seriously, Bret" : TAKETOHARTE
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Checkup sounds : AHS
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Be into : DIG
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24-hour period, in astronomy : SOLARDAY
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Francis and Dahl : ARLENES
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Novelist Umberto : ECO
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Hotfoot it : HIE
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"Earn straight A's, Karl" : GETHIGHMARX
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Saudi or Yemeni : ARAB
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Televise : AIR
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Final, e.g. : EXAM
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"Sing lead, Horace" : BEFRONTMANN
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___ Fail (Irish coronation stone) : LIA
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In the style of : ALA
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Puts in order : NEATENS
52
Carpet leftovers : REMNANTS
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Radar gun meas. : MPH
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Bullfight bravo : OLE
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"Stay free of discomfort, Thomas" : FEELNOPAINE
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Pinocchio, for one : LIAR
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The Supremes, e.g. : TRIO
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Designer Perry : ELLIS
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Sicilian smoker : ETNA
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Sloth's home : TREE
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Brooklets : RILLS
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Brother of Cain : SETH
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Rank above viscount : EARL
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Final authority : SAYSO
Down
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It's true : FACT
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Coin in the Trevi Fountain, once : LIRA
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In a frenzy : AMOK
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Many hairlines do it : RECEDE
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Cutting and pasting : EDITING
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This and that : BOTH
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Name on a police blotter : ALIAS
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So out, it's in : RETRO
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Sell bathtub gin, say : BOOTLEG
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Sis, e.g. : SIB
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Radial pattern : TREAD
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Cornhusker's city : OMAHA
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Fall guy : PATSY
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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A pop : EACH
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Forum city : ROME
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Pequod captain : AHAB
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Laugh, in Lille : RIRE
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Table extender : LEAF
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"Immediately," in the O.R. : STAT
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That guy : HIM
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Where Tabriz is : IRAN
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Linchpin's place : AXLE
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Acid ___ : RAIN
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Yule, in ads : XMAS
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It's in whole wheat : BRAN
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Name following "No, No" : NANETTE
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Verne skipper : NEMO
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Siesta takers : NAPPERS
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Cast openings : ROLES
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Typewriter type : ELITE
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Stood for : MEANT
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___ cotta : TERRA
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More cagey : SLIER
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Holiday tune : NOEL
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In a bad way : ILLY
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Guitarist Lofgren : NILS
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Conoco competitor : ESSO
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"Yay, team!" : RAH

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

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