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New York Times, Saturday, April 10, 2004

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GJQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0410 ( 19,877 )
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One of the crowd, perhaps : BITPART
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Vegetable matter : PEAT
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In condensed form : CAPSULAR
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Be summarily lost ... or what 30-Across might do? : FLYOUTTHEWINDOW
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Mean : LOW
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Make inquiries : ASKAROUND
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Susan who wrote the 1978 best seller "Compromising Positions" : ISAACS
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Dishwasher, at times : SCOURER
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Spots to spot Dalmatians : PETSHOPS
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End of a flight? : STORY
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1040 attachment : SCHEDULEA
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Moniker suggested by the pattern of white squares in this grid : THEMANOFSTEEL
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Plied, as a dirty trick : STOOPEDTO
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Renowned chair designer : EAMES
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Most dear : PRICIEST
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Bulk up : STOUTEN
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Like some hard soils : CHERTY
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Fine home decoration : PORCELAIN
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Short respite : NAP
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Dangerously positioned, like 30-Across, often? : INTHELINEOFFIRE
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Modern alternative to Hallmark : ECARD
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Actor Tom of "Top Gun" : SKERRITT
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Proofer's mark : DELE
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Alpha ___ acids (cosmetic ingredients) : HYDROXY
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Hit series whose pilot was the TV movie "Panic at Malibu River" : BAYWATCH
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Investing opportunity, for short : IPO
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Nashville sch. : TSU
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Place : PUT
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Ski resort near Snowbird : ALTA
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Cheers : RAHS
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Slogs far afield : TREKS
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Bear fruit : PANOUT
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Off-road motorcycle competition : ENDURO
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Penitent soul : ATONER
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Cheap : TAWDRY
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Like the winner in a guessing contest : CLOSEST
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Some MOMA holdings : MIROS
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Simple hairstyle : FLIP
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"Never Wave at a ___" (1952 military farce) : WAC
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New York's ___ Stadium : ASHE
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Sci. class : CHEM
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Round at a snack bar : SODAS
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Give up, slangily : PUNT
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Swift sailing vessel : SLOOP
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Get an ___ effort : EFOR
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Kind of support : TECH
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Peter Gunn's girlfriend : EDIE
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"It is the sea / Gone with the sun," wrote Rimbaud : ETERNITY
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Skill often touted but rarely seen : LOSTART
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Spotted : ESPIED
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Posthaste : ATONCE
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You or me, e.g. : MORTAL
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Flimflam : EUCHRE
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Mount : STEED
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Letters : TYPE
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Right angle : ELL
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Charlie Chan player of 50's TV : NAISH
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Pitch-black : INKY
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It's more than a desire : NEED
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Famous Bruin #4 : ORR
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Back : FRO
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Jam : FIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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