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New York Times, Friday, March 5, 2004

Author:
Gary Steinmehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Steinmehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Steinmehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0305 ( 19,841 )
Across
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Some hotel adjuncts : CAFERESTAURANTS
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Old plugboard plug-ins : ANALOGCOMPUTERS
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One may be decorated : MILITARYOFFICER
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Pea jacket? : POD
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1980's proposal: Abbr. : SDI
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Bounce : OUST
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Kind of job : SNOW
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Makes fast : MOORS
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Home of Jorge Luis Borges: Abbr. : ARG
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Mad modifier : HOPPING
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Purlieu : AREA
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San Joaquin Valley city : DELANO
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Cannes film festival's Camera ___ : DOR
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Small inventions : FIBS
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High place : EVEREST
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Low places : RAVINES
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Vein site : LEAF
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La lead-in : TRA
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Just : BARELY
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Stopping points : ENDS
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Bothers : MOLESTS
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Race sponsor : STP
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Ancient manuscript : CODEX
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They have tight headbands : TAMS
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Arrow alternative : IZOD
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Presidential appointee: Abbr. : AMB
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With 30-Down, zero : NOT
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It may be eaten with chopsticks : JAPANESECUISINE
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Browner : ELECTRICTOASTER
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Home of the Cougars of college sports : WASHINGTONSTATE
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Barracks sites : CAMPS
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Electrolysis particle : ANION
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Three-time Masters winner : FALDO
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Canadian poet Mandel : ELI
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Breaks down, in a way : ROTS
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Victorian outburst : EGAD
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Save, and then some : SCRIMP
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Miniature : TOY
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"Ti ___" (Pavarotti album) : AMO
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Like a free agent : UPFORGRABS
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Patriot Putnam of the American Revolution : RUFUS
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Poisonous Asian plant : ATIS
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Pit holder : NECTARINE
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Quarter of dodici : TRE
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Bygone pol. unit : SSR
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Landings : WHARFS
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Fact follower? : OID
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___ before : ONOR
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Riot : REBEL
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Bloated : GASSY
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See 60-Across : ONE
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Like New York City's Sony Building : POSTMODERN
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Something original : AFIRST
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Removes : DELES
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Something going on : EVENT
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Potential sources of poisoning : LEADPIPES
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Well-___ : TROD
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Tannery sight : VAT
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Tankard filler : ALE
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Precise, in Méjico : EXACTO
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"Rocky" score composer : CONTI
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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"Haystack at Giverny" artist : MONET
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About a quarter of a cord : STERE
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"Scrubs" co-star ___ Braff : ZACH
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Unstable particle : MUON
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Objectivity spoiler : BIAS
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Esther, notably : JEW
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Like : ALA
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Milano Mr. : SIG
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Outside, at the outset : ECT
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Retired cruiser : SST

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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