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New York Times, Friday, March 28, 2003

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.582184
Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 19,498 )
Across
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King Arthur's father : UTHER
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Peace Nobelist group of 1947 : FRIENDS
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Oil source : SHALE
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Bests, say, in a duel : OUTDRAWS
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___ Blanc (wine) : CHENIN
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Steady : UNSHAKEN
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Racer's edge : HEADSTART
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Souvenir shop offering : TEE
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With petulance : IRRITABLY
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Metal in Montana's motto : PLATA
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"National Velvet" horse : PIE
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New Guinea port in W.W. II fighting : LAE
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Like chromosomes : PAIRED
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Creeper : SNAIL
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Imprint of Holtzbrinck publishers : STMARTINS
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Custodian : CARETAKER
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Rest : REMAINDER
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Actor Johnny and family : DEPPS
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Time line stuff : EVENTS
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Cleansed : RID
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Erode, with "into" : EAT
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Subtly spiteful : CATTY
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Admitted : OWNEDUPTO
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A silent butler may hold it : ASH
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Extra-lively tune : TOETAPPER
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Membrane around the brain : PIAMATER
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Put away in the country : ENSILE
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Oscine : SONGBIRD
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Kind of wool or mill : STEEL
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"Star Trek: ___" : NEMESIS
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Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
Down
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Mark the beginning of : USHERIN
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What drop-in visitors may claim to have been in : THEAREA
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Convenient, commercially : HANDI
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Tool for some group mailings : ELIST
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Realtor's listing : RENTAL
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What this crossword completely lacks : FOURLETTERWORDS
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Pint-sized : RUNTY
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Certain seekers : ITS
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Phonetic alphabet symbol for "th" as in "the" : EDH
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Rod squad?: Abbr. : NRA
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1960's TV series based on "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" : DAKTARI
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Make more attractive : SWEETEN
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Golf's Sam and J. C. : SNEADS
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China problems : CHIPS
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Took down a peg : ABASED
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Cut back : PARED
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Bath water unit : LITRE
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Neighbor of Iran: Abbr. : PAK
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"No way!" : ICANT
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Flock, so to speak : LAITY
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Leatherneck : MARINE
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IV league? : RNS
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Sportscast wrap-ups : RECAPS
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Waffling, e.g. : EVASION
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Natural gas constituent : METHANE
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More affected by Dexedrine : PEPPIER
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Cap not found on one's caput : PATELLA
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Treasury : STORE
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Abominate : DETEST
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Cheri of "Scary Movie" : OTERI
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"In His will is our peace" writer : DANTE
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Knock down : UPSET
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Its films have roaring starts : MGM
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Presidential nickname : ABE
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"___ So Sweet" (gospel song) : TIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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