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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Author:
Kelly Clark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kelly Clark

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Clark. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0402 ( 19,503 )

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Across
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Map out : PLAN
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Interfere (with), as evidence : TAMPER
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Blemish, slangily : ZIT
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Cotton unit : BALE
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Woodwind player : OBOIST
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Bouncers' requests, briefly : IDS
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Emulate Errol Flynn : SWASHBUCKLE
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___ Dee River : PEE
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Grow choppers : TEETHE
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March honoree, for short : STPAT
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Ninnies : ASSES
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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"___ well" : ALLS
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Way back when : LONGAGO
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Read carefully : PERUSE
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Act the blowhard : BRAG
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Six-legged soldiers : ARMYANTS
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Indy sponsor : STP
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Title for this puzzle? : CLOSURE
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Driving hazard : FOG
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Empty : OUTOFGAS
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New York or London district : SOHO
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Gives the cold shoulder : SPURNS
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Poseidon, to the Romans : NEPTUNE
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Pocket bread : PITA
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Derisive laugh : HAH
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Transnational money : EUROS
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Gain again : REEARN
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Dict. offering : DEF
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It's pushed in a crisis : PANICBUTTON
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Swiss canton : URI
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Hypnotic state : TRANCE
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Leprechaun's land : EIRE
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S.F. winter hrs. : PST
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Steakhouse sound : SIZZLE
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Monopoly card : DEED
Down
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"Sesame Street" channel : PBS
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Order's partner : LAW
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In the manner of : ALA
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Savings for a rainy day : NESTEGG
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Soliloquy starter : TOBE
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Lie next to : ABUT
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Coffee order : MOCHA
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Cheap so-and-so : PIKER
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Immigrant's course: Abbr. : ESL
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Numbered rds. : RTES
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Post office request : ZIPPLUSFOUR
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Worthy principles : IDEALS
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Dreaded fly : TSETSE
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"___ real nowhere man" (Beatles lyric) : HESA
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Like a sloe : TART
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Priests' vestments : ALBS
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Alphabetize, e.g. : SORT
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"Wake up!" : SNAPOUTOFIT
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Thinly spread : SPARSE
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Waterproof overshoe : GALOSH
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"... abridging the freedom of speech, ___ the press ..." (Bill of Rights) : OROF
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Toronto-to-Ottawa dir. : ENE
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Chinese food additive : MSG
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Chinese dollar : YUAN
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U.P.S. delivery: Abbr. : CTN
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"Horrors!" : OHNO
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Takes a turn : GOES
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Caspian feeder : URAL
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Checked, as growth : STUNTED
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Accelerated : SPEDUP
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They yearn : PINERS
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Where the nuevo sol is spent : PERU
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Ball mate : ARNAZ
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"57 Varieties" company : HEINZ
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Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
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Book after Proverbs: Abbr. : ECCL
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Uris hero ___ Ben Canaan : ARI
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Reason for overtime : TIE
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Mine find : ORE
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Composer Rorem : NED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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