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New York Times, Thursday, March 4, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 19,840 )
Across
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Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
5
Narrow : SLIM
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Cold response? : ACHOO
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Any of the Beatles, once : IDOL
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Rolling rock : LAVA
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Language akin to Tahitian : MAORI
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Kind of system : POLITICAL
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Ones quick with a line? : ADMEN
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Washington V.I.P.'s : PRESIDENTS
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Secretary, e.g. : DESK
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Sci. facilities : INSTS
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Antiknock fluid : ETHYL
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Obsolescent suffix : ESS
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Mr. Bumble's position in "Oliver Twist" : BEADLE
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Verb with thou : ART
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Cronus or Oceanus : TITAN
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Salad option : RANCH
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Cause for swearing : INAUGURATIONDAY
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Band : COMBO
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"The Brady Bunch" girl : CINDY
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Milk source : EWE
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Danger signal on the prairie : RATTLE
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"Caught ya!" : AHA
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Paper towel hawker, in old TV ads : ROSIE
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Mitchum competitor : ARRID
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Ragamuffin : WAIF
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Prior to the 20th Amendment, what 20-Across would do on 37-Across, or when they would do it : MARCHFOURTH
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Of an old empire : INCAN
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Like Congress : BIPARTITE
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Limelight milieu : STAGE
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Turkish chiefs : AGAS
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In any case : EVER
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Sighed (for) : PINED
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Hand-over-mouth reaction : GASP
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Dry : SERE
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One with a pad, maybe : HIPPIE
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Trims : ADORNS
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At least : NOLESS
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Party desirables : ALIST
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Declined : SLID
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Mennonite decoration : LACE
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Former Wall Street insider Boesky : IVAN
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Fountain order : MALTED
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Org. for an OB/GYN : AMA
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One who's left holding the bag : CADDY
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Old country, maybe : HOMELAND
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Meteor materials : ORES
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Pen sound : OINK
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"___ Autumn" (Woody Herman hit) : TIS
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N.L. Central team: Abbr. : STL
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Biblical king : HEROD
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A.C. letters : BTU
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Stalk outgrowth : EAR
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Put on __ : ANACT
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VCR maker : RCA
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Lord's Prayer pronoun : THY
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Primitive percussion instrument : TUB
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Roles in "Frankenstein" movies : IGORS
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Even one : ANY
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Harbor problem : ICE
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When, for an eager beaver : NOW
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Cheese type : AMERICAN
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Dusk-___-dawn : TIL
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Chemical suffix : INE
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"Fire" preceder : AIM
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It gets in hot water : TEABAG
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Achieve success : ARRIVE
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One trying to run from home : HITTER
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Cling : ADHERE
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Adult : OFAGE
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A continent: Abbr. : AFR
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37-Across oaths, e.g. [or] 37-Across parades follow them : ROUTES
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Trace : WISP
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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Capital occupied by the Germans in 1941 : RIGA
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Figureheads? : CPAS
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Lock securer : HASP
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"The Simpsons" neighbor : NED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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