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New York Times, Saturday, March 29, 2003

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0329 ( 19,499 )

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Across
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Philadelphia university : LASALLE
8
Longs : THIRSTS
15
Like some oil : IRANIAN
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Very busy : BAROQUE
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Where one becomes finally committed : POINTOFNORETURN
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Monday, in Málaga : LUNES
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Occult figures : RUNES
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Kind of user : END
22
Italian fortress site : ESTE
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Some Asian spirits : SAKES
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Like one of a certain pair of watches : HERS
25
Part of some discount store names : SAV
26
Lots have them : HOMES
27
"Ivan IV" composer : BIZET
28
Zigzagged down : SLALOMED
30
Manage : MAKEDO
31
Seems imminent : LOOMS
32
Got on : FARED
33
Rotbart turned her into a swan : ODETTE
35
Slam preventer : DOORSTOP
38
Postprandial handout : MINTS
39
King of TV : LARRY
40
Vietnamese coin : HAO
41
Minute part : IOTA
42
"In the Bedroom" actress : TOMEI
43
Havens : ARKS
44
Year that in Arabic numerals has all repeated digits : CXI
45
Moving option : UHAUL
46
English variety : SCOTS
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Was hot : RANATEMPERATURE
50
Past : ONETIME
51
Places to work on bodies : GARAGES
52
Like the children in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : NESTLED
53
Rustles : SWISHES
Down
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Like some mouths : LIPLESS
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Excitement : AROUSAL
3
Hearty occasion? : SAINTVALENTINES
4
Calendrier span : ANNEE
5
Wagons-___ (sleeping cars) : LITS
6
Thai Buddhist : LAO
7
Puts a border around : ENFRAMES
8
Strip alternatives : TBONES
9
Small game : HARES
10
Ticks off : IRES
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Form compost : ROT
12
Barely got by : SQUEEZEDTHROUGH
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Flush : TURNRED
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Mails : SENDSTO
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Zapped : NUKED
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W.W. I battle site : SOMME
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Ups : HIKES
26
Laughfests : HOOTS
27
"Twenty-One" host of 50's TV : BARRY
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Gene Vincent's "___ Lovin'" : LOTTA
30
Polynesian language : MAORI
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Canine pair : FORELEGS
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Certain fraternity chapter : OMICRON
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Solvent used in varnishes : DIOXANE
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Obstruct : DAMUP
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Symbol of strength : OAKTREE
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Hold : POSSESS
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Plastered over, in a way : LOAMED
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A restaurant may have one : THEME
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Be temporarily : ACTAS
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Gas, say: Abbr. : UTIL
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Taj Mahal attire : SARI
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One who's into the bar scene?: Abbr. : ATT
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Untrained : RAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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