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New York Times, Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Author:
Gregory Casagrande
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Casagrande. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0410 ( 19,146 )
Across
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Polish partner? : SPIT
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Figure for negotiation : OFFER
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Blue books? : SMUT
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Epitaph starter : HERE
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1965 King arrest site : SELMA
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It's said with a raised hand : OATH
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Color combo #1: Communist Beatles movie? : ORANGESUBMARINE
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"Beats me!" : DUNNO
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Town officials in New England : SELECTMEN
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Not playing : IDLE
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Organic suffix : ENE
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Bumps : JARS
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The same : IDEM
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Volumes : TOMES
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Whiz : ACE
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Wear a puss : POUT
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Strauss opera : SALOME
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Color combo #2: Depressed Beantown nine? : BOSTONPURPLESOX
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Curtain call eliciters : BRAVOS
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Agnus ___ (religious figures) : DEIS
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Nice warm days? : ETE
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Menachem's co-Nobelist : ANWAR
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It may be stacked : DECK
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Husky's burden : SLED
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Millennium start : MMI
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Long, long time : AEON
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Art expert, at times : APPRAISER
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Stir up : ROUSE
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Color combo #3: Cowardly IBM and GE shares? : GREENCHIPSTOCKS
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Hamlet or Ophelia : ROLE
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Coty and Clair : RENES
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401(k), e.g. : PLAN
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Took off on : APED
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"Golden Boy" dramatist : ODETS
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Gorge : SATE
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Rough finish? : SHOD
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Big copper exporter : PERU
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Qom home : IRAN
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It has its faults : TENNIS
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Came clean : FESSEDUP
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Smoke conveyor : FLUE
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Bull moose, to Roosevelt : EMBLEM
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Clear soup : RAMEN
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Categorize : SORT
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Hurt : MAIM
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___ Reader (eclectic magazine) : UTNE
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That time : THEN
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Word in a 16-Across : GOD
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Colorless solvents : ACETALS
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Side in a Colosseum battle : LIONS
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Obese "Star Wars" character : JABBA
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___ squash : ACORN
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Further shorten : RESAW
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Musical exercise : ETUDE
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Comedic Olsen : OLE
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Metz's river : MOSEL
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Act badly? : EMOTE
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Popular high school class, informally : SEXED
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Have-not : POORMAN
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Shoot up : SPIKE
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F.D.R. project: Abbr. : TVA
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Cover the floor anew : RECARPET
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Gossiped : DISHED
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Nosy Parkers : SNOOPS
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Film intro? : MICRO
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Scrap : ORT
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City on the Jumna : AGRA
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Play thing : PROP
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Former Cosmos star : PELE
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Harmonium part : REED
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Bruins' home : UCLA
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32-card game : SKAT
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Crossword worker? : ESNE
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Old lottery org. : SSS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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