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New York Times, Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 19,496 )
Across
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Tony section of Boston : BACKBAY
5
A chorister : ALTO
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End of a layoff : CALLBACK
14
One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
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Noggin : BEAN
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Israel's Sharon : ARIEL
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Gasohol, e.g. : FUEL
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Shake up : JOLT
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Mississippi tributary : YAZOO
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Mythical thing in the business world : FREELUNCH
22
Trolley sound : CLANG
23
"___ you kidding?" : ARE
24
Wind dir. : ENE
26
Like some pets : CANINE
30
Mexican Mrs. : SRA
31
Tom Jones hit "___ a Lady" : SHES
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Capital of Guam, old-style : AGANA
36
Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
37
Butler, maid, etc. : HELP
38
Theme of this puzzle : BACKINTOACORNER
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French 101 verb : ETRE
42
Checked out : EYED
43
One wearing a conical cap : DUNCE
44
Bassoonist's buy : REED
45
1040 sender : IRS
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Manufacturer's offer : REBATE
47
Numero ___ : UNO
48
Camp sack : COT
49
"Rats!" and others : OATHS
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Coupon for the needy : FOODSTAMP
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Fictional Heep : URIAH
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Grimm beast : OGRE
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Earl or viscount : TITLE
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Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
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Like a yenta : NOSY
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Tryster's escape route, maybe : BACKDOOR
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Hot sandwich : MELT
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1969 Beatles hit : GETBACK
Down
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"Keep your distance!" : BACKOFF
2
Mr. Magoo's vision : BLUR
3
"The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
4
Brown rival : YALE
5
Repudiate : ABJURE
6
Director Sergio : LEONE
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Barber's powder : TALC
8
Like Charles Kuralt, perennially : ONTHEROAD
9
Psychic Edgar : CAYCE
10
Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
11
Maugham's "___ of Lambeth" : LIZA
12
Rocker Russell : LEON
13
In-basket stack : BACKLOG
21
Island west of Maui : LANAI
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D.E.A. agent : NARC
26
Highlander's fling? : CABER
27
Banded stone : AGATE
28
Button material : NACRE
29
Signed one's name to : INKED
30
Cobblers' output : SHOES
31
Yard adornment : SHRUB
32
Dye source : HENNA
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Vote in : ELECT
34
Binge : SPREE
36
Inedible peanuts : STYROFOAM
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Düsseldorf denial : NEIN
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"Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
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Porcupine, e.g. : RODENT
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Person with a program : USHER
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Reef buildup : CORAL
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Bushman's home : OUTBACK
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Nearly rainless : ARID
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One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
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Angelic feature : HALO
54
Gawk at : OGLE
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Zingy taste : TANG
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
57
Atomizer output : MIST
58
Retribution : PAYBACK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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