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New York Times, Monday, April 22, 2002

Comment from a parent of rowdy sons

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Gordon.
1
W
2
O
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O
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D
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P
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E
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W
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S
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B
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O
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Z
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O
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S
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O
H
N
O
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O
X
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N
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A
T
A
R
I
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M
I
L
E
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L
U
L
U
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M
O
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E
T
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B
O
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S
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W
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L
L
B
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E
B
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S
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T
A
C
T
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A
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L
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A
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D
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M
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R
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A
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D
S
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E
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S
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P
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N
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C
R
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M
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S
L
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E
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P
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T
O
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H
O
P
E
A
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G
A
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N
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H
O
P
E
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O
W
L
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W
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G
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S
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B
A
R
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D
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O
N
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S
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M
A
N
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F
O
L
K
S
Y
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A
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T
M
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G
R
A
F
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L
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I
V
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A
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N
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D
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L
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I
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V
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C
O
R
A
L
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C
E
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I
D
E
A
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U
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A
G
E
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A
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F
L
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T
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E
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A
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E
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© 2002, The New York Times4/22/02 ( No. 19,158 )
Across
1
Whittler's material : WOOD
5
Church benches : PEWS
9
Knuckleheads : BOZOS
14
"Say it isn't so!" : OHNO
15
Yoked beasts : OXEN
16
Arcade game maker : ATARI
17
Denver, the ___ High City : MILE
18
Humdinger : LULU
19
French Impressionist : MONET
20
Comment from a parent of rowdy sons : BOYSWILLBEBOYS
23
Diplomacy : TACT
24
Feel sick : AIL
25
Regard highly : ADMIRE
28
Commercials : ADS
30
"Baseball Tonight" channel : ESPN
34
Studies frantically : CRAMS
35
Insomniac's need : SLEEP
37
Bunion's place : TOE
38
Be unrealistically optimistic : HOPEAGAINSTHOPE
41
Night bird : OWL
42
Earnings : WAGES
43
Exposed : BARED
44
Binary digits : ONES
46
"Whew!" : MAN
47
Simple and unpretentious : FOLKSY
48
$20 bill dispenser : ATM
50
Tennis's Steffi : GRAF
51
Mellow person's motto : LIVEANDLETLIVE
58
Reef material : CORAL
59
Company V.I.P.'s : CEOS
60
Brain wave : IDEA
61
Grammarian's concern : USAGE
62
The "A" in Chester A. Arthur : ALAN
63
Sharp's counterpart : FLAT
64
County of Newark, N.J. : ESSEX
65
Kind of sax : ALTO
66
Snaky swimmers : EELS
Down
1
Prebirth berth : WOMB
2
Where the Reds and the Browns play : OHIO
3
The "O" in ROM : ONLY
4
Serves a sentence : DOESTIME
5
Cry before "Open up!" : POLICE
6
Rejoice : EXULT
7
In good health : WELL
8
Give the cold shoulder : SNUB
9
Disney deer : BAMBI
10
Peter of "My Favorite Year" : OTOOLE
11
Kooky : ZANY
12
Loads from lodes : ORES
13
Dog command : SIT
21
Poland's capital : WARSAW
22
Simplifies : EASES
25
Sound before "Gesundheit!" : ACHOO
26
Audibly overwhelm, with "out" : DROWN
27
Syrup flavor : MAPLE
28
From another planet : ALIEN
29
Family rooms : DENS
31
Baby bird? : STORK
32
John, Paul and John Paul : POPES
33
Impoverished : NEEDY
35
Long story : SAGA
36
Small, fast U.S. Navy craft : PTBOAT
39
Beta's follower : GAMMA
40
Radioactive decay measure : HALFLIFE
45
Barbaric : SAVAGE
47
California city : FRESNO
49
Old-fashioned news transmitter : TELEX
50
Be a bad winner : GLOAT
51
What red ink indicates : LOSS
52
Accts. for old age : IRAS
53
Final Four org. : NCAA
54
Brand of computer : DELL
55
Inactive : IDLE
56
Calves' meat : VEAL
57
Stops fasting : EATS
58
Pool stick : CUE

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

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