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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Author:
Victor Fleming and Nelson Hardy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.55023
Victor Fleming
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118/23/19983/29/20051
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1.61102
Nelson Hardy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0329 ( 20,230 )
Across
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Stared stupidly : GAPED
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Light bulb units : WATTS
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Sweetums : HON
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Simple counters : ABACI
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Potato growers' home : IDAHO
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Big galoot : APE
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Convince a G.I.? : SELLSOLDIER
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Cause to fret : VEX
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Peruvian range : ANDES
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Not naked : DECENT
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Was dependent : RELIED
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Bunt result, maybe : BASEHIT
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Like the Wolfman : HAIRY
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It goes under a top : BRA
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"The Republic" philosopher : PLATO
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Work units : ERGS
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Secure position : FOOTHOLD
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Baseball bat wood : ASH
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Random attack : POTSHOT
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Evidence in a paternity suit : DNA
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No pieces of cake : TOUGHIES
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Masterstroke : COUP
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Water balloon sound : SPLAT
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Wind up or down : END
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Tropical lizard : GECKO
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"As Good As It Gets" film studio : TRISTAR
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Hit on the noggin : BONKED
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Gymnast Mary Lou : RETTON
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Go-between : AGENT
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Frequently, in verse : OFT
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Refuse to work on the weekend? : SITSATURDAY
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Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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Gives off : EMITS
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Hosiery shade : TAUPE
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Blunder : ERR
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"Belling the Cat" author : AESOP
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Casino array : SLOTS
Down
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Burner fuel : GAS
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Justice Fortas : ABE
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Chum : PAL
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Elongated pastries : ECLAIRS
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Mickey Mouse operation? : DISNEY
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Sly trick : WILE
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Tacks on : ADDS
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Bara of old films : THEDA
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Touchy subject : SORESPOT
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Dine on some fish? : HAVEHADDOCK
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Gift-giver's urging : OPENIT
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Abutting : NEXTTO
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Uneven? : ODD
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Unit in a terrorist organization : CELL
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Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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Corn units : EARS
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Burn trash? : LIGHTLITTER
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Washed : BATHED
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Irritate : BOTHER
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Violinist's application : ROSIN
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London forecast : FOG
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Sounds from Santa : HOS
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Set sail : PUTTOSEA
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Microwave, slangily : NUKE
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Like two peas in ___ : APOD
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Hops-drying oven : OAST
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Like some air-conditioning : CENTRAL
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Walked briskly : STRODE
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Like better : PREFER
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Rant and rave : GONUTS
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Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
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Track action : BET
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Concerning : ASTO
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[You don't mean …!] : GASP
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Rejoinder to "'tain't!" : TIS
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Dynamic ___ : DUO
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Quick to learn : APT
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Thumbs-up response : YES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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