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New York Times, Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Where the first transcontinental railroad was completed

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQWX} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 2003, The New York Times4/22/03 ( No. 19,523 )
Across
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Very dry, as wine : BRUT
5
Future blooms : BUDS
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Witch trials site : SALEM
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Minstrel's instrument : LUTE
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Put ___ writing : ITIN
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Wear away : ERODE
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Went ___ smoke : UPIN
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Foolishly enthusiastic : GAGA
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Spooky : EERIE
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Hundreds in New York, perhaps : RECORDHIGHS
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Kitchen pest : ANT
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___ Baby : BEANIE
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Russian empresses : TSARINAS
27
Pesky e-mails : SPAM
29
School of Buddhism : ZEN
30
Workout site : GYM
33
Back problem : SLIPPEDDISK
39
Ark builder : NOAH
41
Floral necklace : LEI
42
Time past : YORE
43
Polynesian restaurant offering : PUPUPLATTER
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Holiday drink : NOG
49
1989 General Motors debut : GEO
50
First of all : ADAM
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Inspects again : RECHECKS
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Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
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J.F.K. posting : ETA
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House exterior choice : VINYLSIDING
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Prefix with millionaire : MULTI
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Runs with minimal power : IDLES
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Whistler's whistle : TUNE
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Barely read : SKIM
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Impart knowledge : TEACH
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Sailboat feature : SPAR
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Headed for foreign ports : ASEA
Down
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Brief ad : BLURB
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Indian coin : RUPEE
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Ancient city NW of Carthage : UTICA
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Mortise insertions : TENONS
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"So what?!" : BIGDEAL
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Where the first transcontinental railroad was completed : UTAH
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Finger, say : DIGIT
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Hitches : SNAGS
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Is plenty angry : SEESRED
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See 31-Down : ARE
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System for pilots : LORAN
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City near Minneapolis : EDINA
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Runs into : MEETS
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Places for patches : RIPS
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Part of many a summer forecast : HAZE
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___ 500 : INDY
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"___ 18" (Uris novel) : MILA
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Econ. measure : GNP
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With 10-Down, 1983 Lionel Richie hit : YOU
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Traveler's guide : MAP
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Most preferred : PET
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Kind of sandwich : PITA
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Saturn model : ION
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Sellout indicator : SRO
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Center of a blowout, maybe : KEG
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Actor Grant : HUGH
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Easily irritated : PEEVISH
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Places : LOCI
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Lou Grant portrayer : EDASNER
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Hindu princess : RANI
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Snaky-locked woman of myth : MEDUSA
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"Please ___" (invoice stamp) : REMIT
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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Arum lily : CALLA
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Stomachs may be in them : KNOTS
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Pancake topper : SYRUP
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Exploits : MILKS
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Bellybutton type : INNIE
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Brightly-colored lizard : AGAMA
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Actress Wood of "Peyton Place" : LANA
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Investigator, slangily : TEC

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