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New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 2002

12-Down : Busy

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 88 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/7/02 ( No. 19,112 )
Across
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Sachet scent : LILAC
6
Resting place : TOMB
10
Harbinger : OMEN
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Pitcher Hideki ___ : IRABU
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Epps of "The Mod Squad," 1999 : OMAR
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De ___ (from the start) : NOVO
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Top of the military? : BERET
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They may make great comebacks : WISEACRES
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Aylesbury actress? : ENGLISHTEALEONI
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Majors on TV : LEE
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Vacation time in Valois : ETE
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Nutritional stat : RDA
25
With 61-Across, river of Québec : STE
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Snake's sound : SSS
27
Michelangelo sculpture : PIETA
29
Snorkeling areas : REEFS
31
Dust collector? : BIN
32
Court fig. : ATT
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Oversupply : GLUT
35
Corinth cartoon character? : GREEKOLIVEOYL
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Implored : PLED
40
Arles assent : OUI
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10th, 20th, 30th, etc., in N.Y.C. : STS
42
West Wing workers : AIDES
44
Spud : TATER
46
Self-titled 2001 #1 album : JLO
49
Loan-making org. : IMF
50
Is down with : HAS
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A.C. stat : BTU
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Muffin material : OAT
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Pamplona playwright? : SPANISHMOSSHART
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___ Day (Holy Thursday) : ASCENSION
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Publisher ___ Nast : CONDE
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Essential : NEED
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See 25-Across : ANNE
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"Lou Grant" star : ASNER
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Bookie's concern : ODDS
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First to vote : YEAS
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Converges on : NEARS
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Puts down : LIBELS
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Dunne and Ryan : IRENES
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Certain soft drink buys : LARGES
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1960's-70's steelworkers' chief : ABEL
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Attractive one : CUTIEPIE
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Long-tailed finch : TOWHEE
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Pass over : OMIT
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Sports car since 1926 : MASERATI
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Challah, e.g. : BREAD
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Storybook beginning : ONCE
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In a sulky way : MOROSELY
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Busy : EVENTFUL
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Most curious : NOSIEST
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Fruit spray : ALAR
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Ripped : STINKO
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Sly's "Rocky" co-star : TALIA
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Inflatable things : EGOS
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Eliot's "Adam ___" : BEDE
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Idiot boxes : TVSETS
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Saw : GLIMPSED
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Embarrassed : REDFACED
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Upstage : OUTSHINE
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Ancient Italian : ETRUSCAN
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Pal : PAISANO
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Clamber up : SHIN
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Steakhouse orders : TBONES
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Title girl in a 1983 Kool & the Gang hit : JOANNA
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Storage room : LARDER
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Frisky critters : OTTERS
51
Analyze : ASSAY
55
Beatty and Rorem : NEDS
56
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" woman : MONA
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Thoroughly wet, with "down" : HOSE

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

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