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New York Times, Monday, April 14, 2003

Game show announcer Johnny who cried "Come on down!"

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times4/14/03 ( No. 19,515 )
Across
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Enjoy the taste of : SAVOR
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Log home : CABIN
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Yeshiva student : JEW
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Baloney : TRIPE
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Refrigerator brand : AMANA
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Air-quality monitoring org. : EPA
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Looks at lustfully : OGLES
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Incursion at a sorority : PANTYRAID
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Where San Juan is : PUERTORICO
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Formerly : ONCE
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Hospital fluids : SERA
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Pipe player of myth : PAN
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___ King Cole : NAT
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6-4, e.g., in tennis : SET
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Classic Cadillac : DEVILLE
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Qaddafi's country : LIBYA
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Diarist Nin : ANAIS
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Media consultant's field : PUBLICRELATIONS
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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Boxing venue : ARENA
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Michigan's ___ Canals : SOO
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Wobbles on the edge : TEETERS
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Canine warning : GRR
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Pedal digit : TOE
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Dashing style : ELAN
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"Garfield" dog : ODIE
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Colonial silversmith : PAULREVERE
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Substantial entrees : POTROASTS
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Cut into tiny pieces : MINCE
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Ripen : AGE
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Likewise : DITTO
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Like the walls at Wrigley Field : IVIED
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Moon vehicle, for short : LEM
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Center of a sink : DRAIN
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Tears apart : RENDS
Down
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Comes to an end : STOPS
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Bicker : ARGUE
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Nastier : VILER
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"Falstaff" and "Fidelio" : OPERAS
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Take five : REST
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Frank who directed "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" : CAPRA
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With full force : AMAIN
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Judges' seat : BANC
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Chant : INTONE
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"Aye" canceler : NAY
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Artist Millet or Corot : JEAN
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Homer's "Iliad," e.g. : EPIC
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Ford a shallow stream, say : WADE
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Spiral pasta : ROTINI
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Of the eye : OPTIC
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Personification : AVATAR
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Groups with influence : ELITES
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Valley : DALE
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Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
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Prefix with type : LINO
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Old "Happy motoring!" sloganeer : ESSO
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Petty quarrel : SPAT
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Bigger than big : HUGE
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Competent : ABLE
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Maidenform products : BRAS
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Suffix with saw or law : YER
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Envelope's contents : LETTER
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Make blood boil : ANGER
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Fix : REPAIR
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Bring back : REVIVE
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___-frutti : TUTTI
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Game show announcer Johnny who cried "Come on down!" : OLSON
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Stalin's predecessor : LENIN
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Curve-shaped : ARCED
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Requires : NEEDS
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Silica gem : OPAL
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Former Venetian magistrate : DOGE
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Couple in a gossip column : ITEM
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"The Thin Man" pooch : ASTA
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Ruler of Qatar : EMIR
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Unmatched, as socks : ODD

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

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