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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 2002

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Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1873/15/199412/31/20205
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1.5516241
David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/8/02 ( No. 19,113 )

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Across
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Dance with sharp turns : BOLERO
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Kind of year: Abbr. : FISC
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___ Friday : SGT
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Kind of recording : ANALOG
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Month before Nisan : ADAR
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Lawyer on TV's "Civil Wars" : ELI
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Handle differently? : RENAME
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Get on, in more ways than one : RIDE
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One of the Bobbsey twins : NAN
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Like some sums : TIDY
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Ticklish one? : ELMO
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At ___ (with consequences) : ACOST
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Playwright Ayckbourn : ALAN
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Sewer line? : HEM
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Viking's destination : MARS
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Rigel and Spica : BLUESTARS
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Worked regularly at : PLIED
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"Now, where ___?" : WASI
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All-in-one software packages : SUITES
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Western herd member : AMERICANBUFFALO
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Least likely to crack : SANEST
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Bailiwick : TURF
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Con men? : ANTIS
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Fitting container for this puzzle? : CHEESEBOX
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Nick : DING
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Female salmon : HEN
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It may be coed : DORM
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Island in the Taiwan Strait : MATSU
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Some promises : IDOS
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Stretch : AREA
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Web browser entry : URL
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Vaulted recess : APSE
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"Ishtar" sights : CAMELS
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It may be analyzed before a stroke : LIE
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Fall back : REEL
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Like 42-Across : AVERSE
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Run out : END
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Certain pickle : DILL
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Pickles : MESSES
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It may be run up by drinking : BARTAB
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Bush Treasury secretary : ONEILL
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Carriage with a fold-down top : LANDAU
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Comic Boosler : ELAYNE
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CD follower : ROM
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S shape : OGEE
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Tune for tykes, with "The" : FARMERINTHEDELL
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Hurdles for language learners : IDIOMS
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Like some commentary : SAD
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Timid types : CREAMPUFFS
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Miss out in Mexico? : SENORITA
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Elver : GLASSEEL
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Salon request : TINT
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Potala Palace's place : LHASA
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U.S. 101 locale: Abbr. : CALIF
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Pope protector : SWISSGUARD
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Good host's gift : TACT
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Award since 1886: Abbr. : DSO
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"No problem" : SURE
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Comparison connector : ASA
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Language of 800+ million : MANDARIN
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Qualified : ENTITLED
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Control, symbolically : REINS
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It's good to an 11-Down : BUENO
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Cheat : CHISEL
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Mingo portrayer on 60's TV : EDAMES
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Shipworms, e.g. : BORERS
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Part of a stern warning : ORELSE
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Short holidays? : XMASES
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Lounging footwear : MULE
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Cheat : SCAM
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Canton-born designer : PEI
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Park in N.Y.C., e.g. : AVE

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

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