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New York Times, Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0309 ( 19,845 )
Across
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Certain iron setting : STEAM
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Govt. bill : TNOTE
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Mars or Milky Way : BAR
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Really, really want : CRAVE
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Toiled in the galley : ROWED
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"I love," to Livy : AMO
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Old "Tonight Show" intro : HERESJOHNNY
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Transcript fig. : GPA
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CPR giver : EMT
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Have a late meal : SUP
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Unlit? : SOBER
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Scale of mineral hardness : MOHS
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Lions' lairs : DENS
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Tee cry : FORE
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Zeno of ___ : ELEA
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Atmospheric region with a "hole" : OZONELAYER
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Ladies of Spain : DONAS
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Word repeated after "Que," in song : SERA
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Draft letters : SSS
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Head honcho : BIGCHEESE
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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When repeated, a fish : MAHI
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Hose woes : SNAGS
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Loofah, e.g. : BATHSPONGE
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Neighbor of Yemen : OMAN
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"___girl!" : ATTA
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Hymn start : OGOD
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Fodder's place : SILO
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Follower of Zeno : STOIC
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U-Haul rental : VAN
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Make public : AIR
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Women's tennis immortal : ALICEMARBLE
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Historic period : ERA
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1940's-50's slugger Ralph : KINER
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More despicable : VILER
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Thesaurus entry: Abbr. : SYN
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Big name in printers : EPSON
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Goes up and down and ... : YOYOS
Down
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Connived : SCHEMED
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Vibrating effect : TREMOLO
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Made of clay : EARTHEN
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Many a teen's room : MESS
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Saint-___ (French resort) : TROPEZ
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Hold title to : OWN
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Half a score : TEN
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Breyers competitor : EDYS
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Supermarket helpers : BAGBOYS
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Current units : AMPERES
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Lions, at times : ROARERS
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Self-defense sport : JUDO
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Son-gun link : OFA
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Swedish auto : SAAB
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Having a snack : NOSHING
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Snick-a-___ : SNEE
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Poet's preposition : ERE
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Laddie's love : LASS
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Jazzman Zoot : SIMS
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Letterman dental feature : GAP
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Half a train? : CHOO
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Makes ashamed : ABASHES
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9-volt, e.g. : BATTERY
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Cushioned footrest : OTTOMAN
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In a friendly manner : AMIABLY
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1600's stargazer : GALILEO
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"Z" makers, in comics : SNORERS
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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Wield authority : GOVERN
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Dutch seaport : EDAM
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Word that can follow the ends of 17-, 31-, 38-, 50- and 64-Across : CAKE
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Blue shade : NAVY
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Place to put gloss : LIP
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Elected officials : INS
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Corporate V.I.P. : CEO
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"Flying Down to ___" : RIO

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

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