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New York Times, Thursday, April 11, 2002

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Staples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 19,147 )

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Across
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Figures : DATA
5
Makes fun of, in a way : APES
9
Tower site : BABEL
14
N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Monroe : EARL
15
Pigeon : DUPE
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Creepy : EERIE
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Conquest of Caesar's : GAUL
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"I agree!" : AMEN
19
Mark : GRADE
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With 23-Across, deli spread, literally : CHOPPEDLI
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See 20-Across : VER
24
Obliquely : ASKANT
26
Golden-agers : SENIORS
28
With 31-Across, instant, literally : SPLITSEC
31
See 28-Across : OND
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"Dirty" activity : POOL
33
Test subject : GUINEAPIG
38
European nationalist org. : IRA
39
More hard-fought : FIERCER
41
Sports org., 1960-69 : AFL
42
Source of fragrant wood : CEDARTREE
44
Tribe in Manitoba : CREE
45
With 46-Across, bereft, literally : HEA
46
See 45-Across : RTBROKEN
49
Contract signing : CLOSING
53
Shower times : APRILS
54
With 55-Across, math exercise, literally : LON
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See 54-Across : GDIVISION
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Austrian-born conductor Leinsdorf : ERICH
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Baseball no-no : BALK
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Relative of an M.C.A.T. or G.R.E. : LSAT
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Sign of autumn : FROST
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Besides : ELSE
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Tales and such : LORE
67
Some may be pitched : TENTS
68
Plane reservation : SEAT
69
Start a pot : ANTE
Down
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B.S., e.g. : DEG
2
Battery type : AAA
3
Six cubic yards of dirt, say : TRUCKLOAD
4
Start of a big greeting : ALLHAIL
5
Fits in : ADAPTS
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Hose site : PUMP
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It has a fluted blade : EPEE
8
Fires off : SENDS
9
Tenderfoot : BEGINNER
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___ Lingus : AER
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"Fantastic!" : BRAVO
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Down maker : EIDER
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Unpleasant looks : LEERS
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It touches four Great Lakes: Abbr. : ONT
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Western director Sergio : LEONE
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Future fern : SPORE
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Ike's mother's name : IDA
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Bavarian river : EGER
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Doctor : CURER
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"6 'N the Mornin'" rapper : ICET
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English surgeon with a disease named after him : PARKINSON
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Sondheim's "___ Pretty" : IFEEL
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Places for rivulets : GLENS
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Transportation charges : FREIGHTS
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"Try ___ see" : ITAND
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Cries at fireworks : AHS
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Civic competitor : COROLLA
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2- or 3-pointer : BASKET
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Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Fissure : CLEFT
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"M" star : LORRE
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It may cause tearing : ONION
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Ribs : GIBES
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Formal farewell : VALE
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Role for Ingrid : ILSA
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K.C. zone : CST
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Pop or Dada : ART
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Driver's aid : TEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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