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New York Times, Tuesday, April 2, 2002

What ignoring this puzzle's warning may mean

Author:
Janice M. Putney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janice M. Putney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Putney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times4/2/02 ( No. 19,138 )

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Across
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High land : MESA
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Brewers' needs : HOPS
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Red Cross supplies : SERA
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Spoken : ORAL
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Got close to : BEFRIENDED
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With 37- and 57-Across, a common warning : PASTPERFORMANCE
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Taco holders : SHELLS
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Sudden burst : SPATE
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Friend of Pooh : ROO
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Six-pointers, for short : TDS
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Cold war foe : USSR
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Corn bread : PONE
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Spy's device : WIRETAP
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Italian dramatist Pirandello : LUIGI
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Prize that Pirandello won in 1934 : NOBEL
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Pitcher's asset : ARM
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See 16-Across : ISNOTAGUARANTEE
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Pilot's announcement, briefly : ETA
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Haughty ones : SNOBS
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Kind of blade : ROTOR
43
Cuff site : PANTLEG
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The Big Board: Abbr. : NYSE
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Choir member : ALTO
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WNW's opposite : ESE
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Make stuff up : LIE
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Bow parts : LOOPS
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Present and future : TENSES
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See 16-Across : OFFUTURERESULTS
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More than great : STUPENDOUS
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Covered : CLAD
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Sound of a leak : SSSS
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In ___ (existing) : ESSE
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Bowlers and boaters : HATS
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Swab : MOP
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Memorable times : ERAS
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Obi : SASH
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Mr. Hyde, to Dr. Jekyll : ALTEREGO
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One of a pair of vanity plates : HERS
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Not working : OFF
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Favoring : PRO
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"My dear man" : SIR
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Take quickly : SNAPUP
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Ferber and others : EDNAS
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Four-sided figs. : RECTS
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"Doe, ___ ..." : ADEER
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Not on deck : BELOW
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Dash lengths : EMS
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Arafat's grp. : PLO
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What ignoring this puzzle's warning may mean : TROUBLE
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Knock down : DEBASE
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Suffix with young : STER
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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Depose : OUST
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Ship of 1492 : NINA
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Gold bars : INGOTS
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Winglike : ALAR
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Guy Lombardo's "___ Lonely Trail" : ITSA
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A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATTY
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Classic cars : REOS
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A ___ child : MERE
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Author Rice : ANNE
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Paragon : NONESUCH
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Easy outs : POPUPS
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Unaccompanied part songs : GLEES
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At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Upper levels : LOFTS
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Soy foods : TOFUS
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Elected ones : INS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Align : TRUE
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Urgent in the E.R. : STAT
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French one : UNE
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Hwys. : RDS
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Goddess of the morning : EOS
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1960's radical grp. : SDS

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

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