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New York Times, Friday, March 7, 2003

Martinique volcano with a violent 1902 eruption

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Estes.
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© 2003, The New York Times3/7/03 ( No. 19,477 )
Across
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Leaders of the Safavid dynasty : SHAHS
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___ buco : OSSO
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Football no-no : CLIP
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Martinique volcano with a violent 1902 eruption : PELEE
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Bearing : MIEN
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Backward : AREAR
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Some joints : ELLS
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Wedge driver : MAUL
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Union paper : MARRIAGELICENSE
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Food storage material : SARAN
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More to the point : TERSER
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Fete : REGALE
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1970's TV court drama : THEDA
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Noncommittal words : IMAY
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Archibald of the N.B.A. : NATE
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Name meaning "beloved" : AIMEE
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Alert in a sportsmanlike way : GIVEFAIRWARNING
40
Det. McGarrett of "Hawaii Five-O" : STEVE
41
Host's handout : MENU
42
Melville tale : OMOO
43
James Taylor's "___ Fool to Care" : IWASA
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Bullying, e.g. : DURESS
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Machine at a demolition site : LOADER
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Delivery room surprise : TWINS
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Thin air : OUTERATMOSPHERE
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Powerful kind of engine : VTEN
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___ Fox : BRER
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Put on, in a way : AIRED
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Novelist Ambler : ERIC
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They have their pluses and minuses : IONS
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Filling for a driller : INLAY
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French physicist ___ de Réaumur : RENE
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Handful of chips, maybe : ANTE
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Title pages? : DEEDS
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Flood with offers, say : SPAM
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Mother of Ares : HERA
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K.C. Royal, e.g. : ALER
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Report of a report : HEARSAYEVIDENCE
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Kind of number : SERIAL
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Watch handle : OMEGA
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Passive-aggressive response : SILENTTREATMENT
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Succeed at pitching : SELL
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Like some computer maintenance : ONSITE
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No matter what : COMERAINORSHINE
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Students may take them out : LOANS
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Operating : INUSE
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Less ruddy : PALER
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Fight site : ARENA
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Moth repellent : CEDAR
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Fixes : RIGS
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Shed : EMIT
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Was charitable : GAVE
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Cut : HEWN
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Dreams : AIMS
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Show without a line? : MIME
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1961 chimp in space : ENOS
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Prima donna problems : EGOS
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A dwindling number of : FEWER
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1970's Foxes : AUDIS
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Sandy peninsula : ARABIA
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Pro bono : UNPAID
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Amorist : LOVER
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Far-out : OUTRE
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Had an old-fashioned dinner : ATEIN
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Unfavorable prognosis : WORSE
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High-tech suffix : TRON
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Examine volumes : READ
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Popular ice cream : EDYS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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