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New York Times, Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 19,474 )
Across
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Sounds from a cornfield : CAWS
5
Sonny who sang "Laugh at Me" : BONO
9
"Fiddlesticks!" : PSHAW
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Part of a Latin 101 trio : AMAT
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"___ calling" : AVON
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Not in dreamland : AWAKE
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"You bet!" : SURE
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They're often on their toes : BALLERINAS
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Capital on the Hudson : ALBANY
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Being broadcast : AIRING
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Poisonous plant : BELLADONNA
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Hockey great Phil, familiarly : ESPO
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Broke a fast : ATE
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46-Across belonged to it : GOP
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Mentalist's claim : ESP
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Not 'neath : OER
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Golf course bend : DOGLEG
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"Forget it!" : IXNAY
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1971 Tom Laughlin cult film : BILLYJACK
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Conductor Mehta : ZUBIN
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Piece of bingo equipment : MARKER
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50's nickname : IKE
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Not swallow easily : GAG
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Nest egg, of a sort: Abbr. : IRA
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Uncertainties : IFS
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Puts in writing : PENS
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Bungled : BOLLIXEDUP
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Become fond of : TAKETO
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Buyer : VENDEE
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Bit of forensic evidence : BULLETHOLE
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Glamour rival : ELLE
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Proximate, to poets : ANEAR
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Capital of Samoa : APIA
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Marsh growth : REED
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"The Creation" composer : HAYDN
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Classic computer game : MYST
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Novus ___ seclorum (phrase on a dollar) : ORDO
Down
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Winter melon : CASABA
2
Evil-repelling charm : AMULET
3
Sang like a canary : WARBLED
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Hoops turnover : STEAL
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Cutie pie : BABYDOLL
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Eggs, to biologists : OVA
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Strikeout king Ryan : NOLAN
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Surfing the Net : ONLINE
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___-mutuel : PARI
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Slop eaters : SWINE
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Waits awhile : HANGSON
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Alias : AKA
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Director Craven : WES
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Big times : ERAS
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Persistent, as a backache : NAGGING
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Autobahn auto : OPEL
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Unimpressive brain size : PEA
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Suffix with deposit or reposit : ORY
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Miner's tool : PICKAXE
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Nautilus locale : GYM
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Classic Jaguar : XKE
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Monopoly corner square : JAIL
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Come to : ARRIVEAT
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Nada : ZIP
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Hawaiian strings : UKE
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Fancy British wheels : BENTLEY
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"Batman" villain : RIDDLER
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Aid in crime : ABET
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"Batman" setting : GOTHAM
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Gassed up : FUELED
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Big name in swimwear : SPEEDO
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Dieter's fare : SALAD
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Nutty as a fruitcake : LOOPY
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Año starter : ENERO
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
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Cry from Scrooge : BAH
63
Italian article : UNA
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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