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New York Times, Monday, April 15, 2002

Author:
James P. Sharp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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1692 witch trials setting : SALEM
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Alan of "Manhattan Murder Mystery" : ALDA
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Blues singer James : ETTA
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Run off together : ELOPE
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Archaeological site : RUIN
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Claim on property : LIEN
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Dieting? : WAISTMANAGEMENT
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Lady of Spain : SENORA
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Haley who wrote "Roots" : ALEX
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Function : USE
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Distance runner : MILER
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Made big cuts : LOPPED
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Scottish cap : TAM
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Siamese ___ : CAT
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Pal from Down Under : MATE
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Utah city : OREM
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Cry made while the reins are pulled : WHOA
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Silly : INANE
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Going in a pit without a helmet? : MINERINFRACTION
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Mecca resident : SAUDI
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Allergic reaction : ITCH
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Many a Cecil B. DeMille film : EPIC
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It may have an extra electron : ION
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"Absolutely" : YES
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Leftovers : SCRAPS
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___ Antoinette : MARIE
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Live : ARE
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Misplace : LOSE
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Does figure eights, e.g. : SKATES
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Inn mergers? : HOSTELTAKEOVERS
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"What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
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Wrapped up : DONE
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Minimal : LEAST
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Superlative : BEST
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"Like taking candy from a baby!" : EASY
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Pompous ones : ASSES
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Stitches : SEWS
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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English racetrack site : EPSOM
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Like grams and liters : METRIC
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Moon-related : LUNAR
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Obsolescent phone part : DIAL
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Actress Lansbury : ANGELA
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"A Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM
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Traffic jam : TIEUP
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Drawn tight : TENSE
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Chipped in : ANTED
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Neighbor of Zambia : MALAWI
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Rare and wonderful : EXOTIC
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Like some humor : ETHNIC
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Five: Prefix : PENTA
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Male turkeys : TOMS
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Operatic song : ARIA
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Waiter's card : MENU
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One of TV's Brady girls : MARCIA
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Mythical sorceress : MEDEA
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Frequently, to Frost : OFT
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Breezy : AIRY
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Zero : NONE
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Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
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Miniwave : RIPPLE
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What Richard III offered "my kingdom" for : AHORSE
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Tristan's love : ISOLDE
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Inventor Tesla : NIKOLA
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Sir, in India : SAHIB
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Witch : CRONE
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Catches one's breath : RESTS
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Intends : MEANS
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Overhangs : EAVES
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Ancient portico : STOA
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Afternoon socials : TEAS
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Scottish Gaelic : ERSE
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Concordes : SSTS
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Preschooler : TOT
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Shift, tab or caps lock : KEY

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