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New York Times, Monday, March 31, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 19,501 )
Across
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Part of Miss America's attire : SASH
5
Syrian president Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
10
When tripled, et cetera : BLAH
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4:00 socials : TEAS
15
Hobbits' home, with "the" : SHIRE
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Gutter locale : EAVE
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"That ___ hay!" : AINT
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34-Down for a politician? : HANDBUZZER
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"Spare the ___, spoil ..." : ROD
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Fabricate, as a signature : FORGE
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Visionaries : SEERS
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34-Down for a bookkeeper? : RUBBERPENCIL
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Put on board : LADE
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"As my final point ..." : LASTLY
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Japanese beer named for a city : OTARU
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Farm-related: Prefix : AGRI
36
___ de Janeiro : RIO
37
34-Down for a stenographer? : DISAPPEARINGINK
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Bank acct. amt. : INT
42
10 million of them equal a joule : ERGS
43
Speechify : ORATE
44
Dale Earnhardt org. : NASCAR
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When shadows are short : NOON
48
34-Down for a dentist? : EXPLODINGGUM
54
San Diego baseballer : PADRE
57
Together : ASONE
58
Prefix with sex : UNI
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34-Down for a florist? : SQUIRTROSE
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Cutlass or Delta 88 : OLDS
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Additions : SUMS
63
Shoelace end : AGLET
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Suspenseful : TAUT
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VCR insert : TAPE
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Wanting : NEEDY
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Card above a deuce : TREY
Down
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Lennon bandmate : STARR
2
"Wheel of Fortune" buys : AEIOU
3
Removes paint, in a way : SANDBLASTS
4
D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
5
On land : ASHORE
6
Knifelike : SHARP
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Burn slightly : SINGE
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Shakespeare's Forest of ___ : ARDEN
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Girl at a ball : DEB
10
Watch rims : BEZELS
11
Loll : LAZE
12
Claim : AVER
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His's partner : HERS
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Govt. cultural org. : USIA
21
Angry, and not going to take it anymore : FEDUP
24
Theda of the silents : BARA
25
Roman 152 : CLII
28
Like sides of pyramids : TRIANGULAR
29
Jacket buildup : LINT
30
Oxen holder : YOKE
31
Norse war god : ODIN
32
___ Louise of "Gilligan's Island" : TINA
33
___ Lingus : AER
34
Pre-April 1 purchase : GAG
35
Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS
38
Cop's collar : PERP
39
Who preceded Adam and Eve on earth : NOONE
40
Sailor's rum drink : GROG
45
Cherry red : CERISE
46
Downsizer : AXER
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Nonagenarian's age : NINETY
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Not quite jumbo : LARGE
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Gave, as an Rx : DOSED
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Moist, as the air : MISTY
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"Hey there!" : PSST
55
Color of water : AQUA
56
Hauler's destination : DUMP
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Color of sand : TAN
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Baseball's Mel : OTT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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