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New York Times, Thursday, March 25, 2004

Author:
David Liben-Nowell and Ryan O'Donnell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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113/25/20049/15/20183
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1.57111
David Liben-Nowell
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23/25/20048/3/20052
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1.49100
Ryan O'Donnell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Liben-Nowell. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. O'Donnell. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Across rebus squares are interpreted as YANG, and down ones as YIN.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 19,861 )
Across
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"Come to ___" : PAPA
5
Second-highest peak in the Cascades : SHASTA
11
Brown, for one : IVY
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Big production : OPUS
15
Lethargy : TORPOR
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J.F.K. overseer : FAA
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Lean and tough : WIRY
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Poke holes in : AERATE
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Army fig. : NCO
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One who went to school in Middletown, Conn. : WESLEYANGRADUATE
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Blue part of a map : OCEAN
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"Sure!" : YEP
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WB show named for its star : REBA
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Unite : WED
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It's stranded : DNA
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First name in Communism : FIDEL
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Actress Milano of "Charmed" : ALYSSA
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Kitchen supervisor, sometimes : RABBI
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Like the 1995 film "Sense and Sensibility" : DIRECTEDBYANGLEE
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Quarterback Phil : SIMMS
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Dressed like Cinderella : INRAGS
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"The Magic Flute" parts : ARIAS
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Go on and on : YAP
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Sei halved : TRE
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___ Station : PENN
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Jennifer Lopez album "J to ___ LO!" : THA
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Whitish : ASHEN
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It's based in Tripoli : LIBYANGOVERNMENT
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Ruckus : ADO
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Slight, in a way : IGNORE
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Miles off : AFAR
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Remembrance Day mo. : NOV
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Activity in which nothing is going on? : NUDISM
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Drew (near) : CAME
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Anger, with "off" : TEE
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Hits the 5 and 10, say : SPARES
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Place for a pad : KNEE
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Huddle : POWWOW
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For one : APIECE
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Puckered : PURSED
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Refuges : ASYLA
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Not leave home : STAYIN
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Many a gardener : HOER
7
Set forth : ARRAY
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Garden tool : SPADE
9
Add : TOTUP
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Province : AREA
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In case it's called for : IFNEEDBE
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Hoover, e.g., informally : VAC
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N.B.A.'s ___ Ming : YAO
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Like a Möbius strip : ENDLESS
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Timed sporting events : TRIALS
26
Spanish newborn : BEBE
27
Tatyana of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" : ALI
30
Big Apple inits. : NYC
31
___ Spumante : ASTI
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Its home is on the range : FRYINGPAN
33
Stylish suit : ARMANI
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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"Not ___ eye ..." : ADRY
37
Desperate : DIRE
38
Romantic Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne song : IMINLOVE
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Sheep's cry : BAA
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Easy mark : SAP
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1981 thriller about a stalker : THEFAN
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Call again? : RENAME
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Big part of an order : ENTREE
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Binding : TYINGUP
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Odyssey or Passport : HONDA
50
To have, in Paris : AVOIR
52
Kiss : SMACK
54
Trash sites : BINS
55
Language of the British Isles : ERSE
56
Radiation units : REMS
57
Fire ___ : ANT
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Forest female : DOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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