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New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Author:
Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0305 ( 19,475 )

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Across
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Domini preceder : ANNO
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___ prof. : ASST
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Aisle walker : USHER
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Penury : NEED
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Member of a bygone empire : INCA
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School assignment : THEME
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Approach the gate, say : TAXI
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Corner piece : ROOK
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Poison : TOXIN
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Roman rebuke : ETTUBRUTE
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Poet's Muse : ERATO
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A drawbridge spans it : MOAT
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Wrong : TORT
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Selling very well : HOT
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With 46-Across, an observation about the game in this grid : XISTHE
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Folder labels : TABS
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Jubilant : ELATED
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Musical sensitivity : EAR
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That Spanish girl : ELLA
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Social : MIXER
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Tel. no. addition : EXT
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55-Down under a flame : BROIL
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December 24 and 31, e.g. : EVES
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Historical division : ERA
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Instant : MOMENT
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Viper's home : NEST
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See 29-Across : WINNER
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___-blue : SKY
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Planning detail : SPEC
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It's 5 for B and 6 for C: Abbr. : ATNO
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Record company that rejected the Beatles : DECCA
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Where dirty clothes go : INTHEWASH
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Sag : DROOP
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Inflict upon : DOTO
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Montreal player : EXPO
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Ancient marketplace : AGORA
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"So I ___!" : LIED
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63-Across, for short : NLER
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Bumpkin : YOKEL
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Goes off : ERRS
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All wrapped (up) : SEWN
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What you may do to get a hand : ANTE
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Spiffy : NEAT
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Waiting room call : NEXT
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Execration : ODIUM
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Cause of a W.W. II siren : AIRRAID
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Porcine features : SNOUTS
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Sean Connery, for one : SCOT
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Cry during a duel : TAKETHAT
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Total : UTTER
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For the immediate future : SHORTTERM
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Prefix with -gon : HEXA
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Give off : EMIT
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Gambler's destination : RENO
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Arena antagonist : BOXER
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"... ___ the fields we go" : OER
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Macho guys : HEMEN
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Oil source : OLIVE
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Colonists' annoyances : TAXES
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Bush, for one : TEXAN
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Soothing plants : ALOES
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Lose a staring contest : BLINK
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Like pretzels, typically : SALTY
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Datum for college applications : TESTSCORE
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"Monty Python" player : ERICIDLE
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Carried : BORNE
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Woolly mama : EWE
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Ways : METHODS
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Yak : NATTER
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Kind of court : PAPAL
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Athlete Jesse : OWENS
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40's turning point : DDAY
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So : ERGO
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Prepare : COOK
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Black, as la nuit : NOIR
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Wagon part : AXLE
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Erupt : SPEW
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It may be French : HORN

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

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