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New York Times, Friday, April 26, 2002

___ Vallis (where the Mars Pathfinder landed)

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QVXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 154 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2002, The New York Times4/26/02 ( No. 19,162 )
Across
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Alberta's ___ National Park : JASPER
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Take a surfing position : HANGTEN
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It's often in the 90's : OCTANE
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Not too common : SEMIRARE
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Lake ___, source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
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Woodworking tool : TABLESAW
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Private motivator? : NONCOM
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___ Vallis (where the Mars Pathfinder landed) : ARES
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Ed.'s in-box filler : MSS
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Neglected : UNCAREDFOR
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View from Molokai : MAUI
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Like decals : PEELEDOFF
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Variety : GENRE
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Adjective often following good : OLE
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Run : SERIES
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Almost final words : LASTBUTNOTLEAST
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Bring in : IMPORT
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Prefix with state : TRI
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Mac : FELLA
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Decode, in a way : TRANSLATE
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"Idylls of the King" lady : ENID
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"The Name Above the Title" autobiographer : FRANKCAPRA
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Global positioning fig. : LAT
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Stand for : MEAN
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One up : BATTER
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Stressed : EMPHATIC
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It's no occident : ORIENT
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Meet with privately : SEEALONE
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Decent guy : MENSCH
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Gin makers : SNARERS
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Parts of stews : BROTHS
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Enlist : JOINUP
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Opening on stage : ACTONE
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Posture : STANCE
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"Essay on Conics" author : PASCAL
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Second coming? : ENCORE
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Tongue-lashed : REAMEDOUT
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Learn by accident : HEAROF
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Color of honey : AMBER
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Rock guitarist Lofgren : NILS
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Princeton Review subj. : GRE
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Macquarie Harbour site : TASMANIA
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Errata reducers : ERASURES
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Like the best letters from home : NEWSIEST
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Door that is not for visitors : STAFFENTRANCE
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Dunce cap earner : DOLT
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Simple : MERE
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Set : GEL
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Protester's tool, maybe : STINKBOMB
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Inert : LIFELESS
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Numbers 5:22 finale : AMENAMEN
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Kind of soup : SPLITPEA
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Related : TOLD
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Two-cupper : BRA
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Some bullets : TRAINS
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Bogeyman : SCARER
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Like about 13% of Americans : LATINO
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Most pertinent : APTEST
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Channel : TRENCH
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"___ crammed with heaven": E. B. Browning : EARTHS
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Awful smell : FETOR
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Kind of bonding : MALE
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Hardy follower : HAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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