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New York Times, Thursday, April 25, 2002

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5510067
Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 85 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0425 ( 19,161 )
Across
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Binge : TOOT
5
Senior moment? : PROM
9
Urban abodes, for short : YMCAS
14
Meteorological effect : HALO
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Kachina doll makers : HOPI
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Marveled aloud : OOHED
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Plugging away : ATIT
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Be against : ABUT
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Aerosol targets : ODORS
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Advice from Ann Landers, part 1 : NEVERTESTTHE
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Krispy ___ doughnuts : KREME
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Supporting posts : SHORING
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It might precede "pfft" : SSS
29
60's do : AFRO
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Singer Wahlberg of NKOTB : DONNIE
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Cruise lines? : SCRIPT
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Constituent of biotite : MICA
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Advice, part 2 : DEPTHOFTHEWATER
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What Horton heard : AWHO
43
Connects (with) : TIESIN
44
1982 war zone : BEIRUT
47
"Fargo" director Joel : COEN
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Slip a ___ : COG
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Former name in late-night talk : ARSENIO
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Chili additive : CARNE
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End of the advice : WITHBOTHFEET
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Massenet heroine : THAIS
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See 9-Down : WAVE
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The best : TOPS
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Literary middle name : WALDO
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City near Utah Lake : OREM
66
Writer Wiesel : ELIE
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Sen. Specter : ARLEN
68
Where Venus Flytrap worked, on an old sitcom : WKRP
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Charter : RENT
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"Much obliged!" : THANKS
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Saturday matinees of yesteryear : OATERS
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Antipasto tidbits : OLIVES
4
Tribal figure : TOTEM
5
Terrific, in slang : PHAT
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Boxer's attire : ROBE
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Beethoven's Ninth, e.g. : OPUS
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Paws : MITTS
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Cry sometimes accompanied by a 62-Across : YOOHOO
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No Neanderthal, he : MODERNMAN
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Funny Margaret : CHO
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___ Lingus : AER
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Antiwar grp. : SDS
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"Stick 'em up!" : REACH
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Advanced religious deg. : THD
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F. Murray Abraham feature: Abbr. : INIT
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"Good going!" : NICE
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Snorkel, fins, etc. : GEAR
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Not to : FRO
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Split : RIFT
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Some nerve : OPTIC
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Like some clearances : STOREWIDE
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Lt. Kojak : THEO
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"The Aba ___ Honeymoon" : DABA
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Basin item : EWER
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Letters from Crete : PHIS
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Legal conclusion? : ESE
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Hoisting device : WINCH
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Choirs may sing in it : UNISON
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Small songbird : TIT
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Spicy cuisine : CREOLE
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What might prevent a strike? : ONEPIN
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Prepare (for) : GETSET
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"Cool, man!" : OHWOW
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In imitation of : AFTER
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Burglar's worry, maybe : BARK
57
___ there : OVER
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Many a sub : TEMP
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Bygone carrier : TWA
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Part of a guffaw : HAR
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Entirely : ALL

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

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