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New York Times, Saturday, April 12, 2003

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 35 Missing: {HJKQXYZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0412 ( 19,513 )

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Across
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Handle : WIELD
6
Bell curve figure : MEAN
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Farm cart : WAIN
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___ time : INDUE
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"I" problem : ARROGANCE
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Stretch : STINT
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Like some laws : DRACONIAN
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Became less, with "out" : PETERED
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To a person : BARNONE
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Go around : ROTATE
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Moves over a little, maybe : INDENTS
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Storied invader : MARTIAN
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Bothers : ADOS
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24-Across and others : ALIENS
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Straight through : NONSTOP
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Through : VIA
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Some cells : OVA
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Get out of the wreckage : SALVAGE
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Campania's capital : NAPLES
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Not supporting, slangily : AGIN
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Tea party participants : POURERS
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Supermarket employees : PRICERS
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Rehems, maybe : ALTERS
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Continental, e.g. : LINCOLN
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"You missed it" : TOOLATE
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Connect (with) : AFFILIATE
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Deadening device : MUTER
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Relatively rawboned : SLENDERER
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Embrace : ADOPT
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Kind of technicality? : MERE
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Dates : SEES
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Not at all windy : TERSE
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Thin lock : WISP
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Start of a list of examples : INTERALIA
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Slanted column : EDITORIAL
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First quarter appearance : LUNETTE
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Get out, in a way : DETRAIN
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Not just ruffle : MADDEN
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Go off : ERR
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The Black Stallion, e.g. : ARABIAN
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"Impossible" : NOCANDO
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Loss of color : WANNESS
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It's involved in electrolysis : ANION
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"Impossible" : ICANT
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Bogotá babies : NENES
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"Harold and Maude" co-star : GORDON
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Terminal info : ETAS
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N.B.A. team, briefly : MAVS
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No bigot : TOLERATOR
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Goes beyond : OVERSTEPS
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Go by : PASS
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Flu forestaller : VACCINE
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Ancient : AGEOLD
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Some pinup subjects : GIRLIES
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Catch : ENSNARE
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Plea, briefly : NOLO
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Bygone eatery : AUTOMAT
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One of Chopin's 26 : PRELUDE
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Lord's Prayer recitations : PATERS
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Lymph liquid : PLASM
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Biathlete's burden : RIFLE
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Extrapolate : INFER
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"Directoire" artist : ERTE
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Resting place on a field : TEE

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

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