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New York Times, Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0303 ( 19,839 )

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Across
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Check, as the horizon : SCAN
5
Pick out : SPOT
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Home feature : PLATE
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Lotion additive : ALOE
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Walk in water : WADE
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They may be spent in France : EUROS
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Restaurant lines? : MENU
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Atlas section : ASIA
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Some transportation stocks : RAILS
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End of a line : FERRYTERMINAL
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Swamp goo : OOZE
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Charged particle : ION
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Move with stealth : TIPTOE
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The Merry Men, e.g. : BAND
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Like a wallflower : SHY
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"___ as good as another" : ONEIS
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Symbol of stubbornness : MULE
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Race in an H. G. Wells story : ELOI
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Ending for a line : PUNCTUATIONMARK
39
Curved lines : ARCS
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2%, maybe : RATE
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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#26 of 26 : ZEE
43
Up for something : GAME
44
Film components : SCENES
45
Quadrennial conventiongoer : POL
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Sci-fi writer Frederik : POHL
47
Ending line : THATSALLFOLKS
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Bond before Dalton : MOORE
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Joint problem : GOUT
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Creep (along) : INCH
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Oktoberfest air : POLKA
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"When in ___ ..." : ROME
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Clothing line : SEAM
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Hint of light : GLEAM
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Parishioner's line : AMEN
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One getting a decoration : HERO
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1950's-60's singer Cooke : SAM
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Staff symbol : CLEF
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Top-of-the-line : AONE
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Ones getting "worry lines"? : NEUROTICS
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"Dirty Dancing" co-star : SWAYZE
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Stickum : PASTE
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Garfield's pal : ODIE
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Go lickety-split : TEAR
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Certain 36-Across : PERIOD
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Greg Evans comic strip : LUANN
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Diva's lines : ARIA
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Car payment : TOLL
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Curved line : ESS
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Settle down for the night : ROOST
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Sal of "Exodus" : MINEO
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Shade of yellow : TOPAZ
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Harden : INURE
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London coppers : PENCE
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Montana city : BUTTE
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" (1936 hit) : ALIE
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Done in : SLAIN
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Bunch of people : HORDE
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"Omigosh!" : YIKES
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What to call a lady : MAAM
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Add frills to : EMBELLISH
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Russian range : URALS
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Snack chip : NACHO
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Stadium cheer : GOTEAM
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Tone down : SOFTEN
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Winter wear : PARKA
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Feather in one's cap : PLUME
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Hammer or tongs : TOOL
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Doughnut's center : HOLE
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Weaving machine : LOOM
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Kind of pad : KNEE
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Operation memento : SCAR
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Auto ad stat. : MPG
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Med. care plan : HMO

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