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New York Times, Saturday, April 26, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Grid has supersymmetry. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0426 ( 19,527 )

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Across
1
National bird of Guatemala : QUETZAL
8
Great thing to hit : JACKPOT
15
Hoist : UPRAISE
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Retail outlets : EMPORIA
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Con : AGAINST
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Sneaks : WEASELS
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Some are underground: Abbr. : RRS
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Flora or Fauna : GODDESS
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They're not part of the body: Abbr. : PSS
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Crook's comeuppance : RAID
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Becomes less enthusiastic : COOLS
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Lie on the beach, say : BAKE
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Aussie "Dame" and others : EDNAS
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___ bit : WEE
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It may lead to injury : PERIL
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Prolific egg layer : LEGHORN
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Gives a number to : DEADENS
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Ingredient in some cakes : LYE
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System start-up? : ECO
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Self-___ : RELIANT
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They're not yet delivered : FETUSES
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Pharmaceutical liquids : AQUAS
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He played Yemana on "Barney Miller" : SOO
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Regional woodland : SILVA
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Port holders : TUNS
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Elite group : SEALS
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Some fiction, informally : NOIR
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Creek : RIA
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Airs : DITTIES
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Shogunate headquarters : EDO
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Red supergiant in Scorpius : ANTARES
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Immunity trigger : ANTIGEN
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Lexicographer's interest : COINAGE
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Incitement : GOADING
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Winds up : EXCITES
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Adventurous rovers : ERRANTS
Down
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Exchange words, so to speak : QUARREL
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Improvement : UPGRADE
3
Getting off the tape : ERASING
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Chi preceder : TAI
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Bite : ZING
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Abbr. in some group names : ASSOC
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Disappoint : LETDOWN
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Like many scepters : JEWELED
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Elvis's "___ of Blues" : AMESS
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People doing book reviews? : CPAS
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Levels : KOS
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Cook : PREPARE
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Choice for rain gear : OILSKIN
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Graduation day array : TASSELS
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One may be fawning : DOE
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Some ornamentals : DAHLIAS
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Wanderer : BEDOUIN
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Nutritious beans : SOYAS
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Summit goals, sometimes : PACTS
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"In the Good Old Summertime" lyricist Shields : REN
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Designation of some clodhoppers : EEE
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Drudge's life : RATRACE
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Fall time : EQUINOX
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Nut : LUNATIC
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African carriers : TSETSES
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Leaves : FOLIAGE
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Fizz ingredient : SLOEGIN
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Not hard to understand : EVIDENT
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One-piece outfits : SARONGS
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Seed in a spikelet : OAT
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More than a 23-Across : SIEGE
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Madrileño, e.g. : SENOR
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"Nuts!" : DRAT
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Prominent player : STAR
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Hangman request : ANI
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Title girl of Eddie Cantor's theme song : IDA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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