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New York Times, Monday, April 28, 2003

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hyres

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0428 ( 19,529 )
Across
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Skillful : ADEPT
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French friends : AMIS
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It precedes "Over here!" : PSST
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Check recipient : PAYEE
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Actress Spelling : TORI
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Sailor's hello : AHOY
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When "S.N.L." ends in N.Y.C. : ONEAM
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Beach promenade : BOARDWALK
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Bench surrounded by pigeons? : PARKPLACE
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1973 Rolling Stones #1 hit : ANGIE
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Thin wood strip : LATH
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WSW's opposite : ENE
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Aesop's stories : FABLES
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Most sarcastic, as remarks : SNIDEST
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Overturn, as a government : TOPPLE
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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Noted 19th- and 20th-century coal hauler : READINGRAILROAD
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"You da ___!" : MAN
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Places to get manicures : SALONS
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Annoying : IRKSOME
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Gives 10% : TITHES
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Lincoln or Vigoda : ABE
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British submachine gun : STEN
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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Pleasant sight at a supermarket checkout : SHORTLINE
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Tariff on valuables : LUXURYTAX
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Indy competitor : RACER
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Life sentences? : OBIT
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"___ want for Christmas ..." : ALLI
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Gas company bought by BP : AMOCO
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Alleviate : EASE
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City on the Rhine, to locals : KOLN
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Ballplayers in pinstripes : YANKS
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Comedian Carvey : DANA
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Looker : EYER
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Pinnacle : PEAK
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Place to observe Saturday Sabbath : TEMPLE
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Up, in baseball : ATBAT
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Be a sponge : MOOCH
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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Madam's mate : SIR
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Hocked : PAWNED
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Dance popularized in the 1930's : SHAG
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Songs for one : SOLI
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Young 'un : TYKE
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Book before Hosea : DANIEL
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Part alphabetized in a telephone directory : LASTNAME
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Army volunteer : ENLISTER
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Physicist Enrico : FERMI
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Toward the back : AREAR
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Entry form : BLANK
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Was in front : LED
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The Golden Gate's is 4,200 feet : SPAN
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Notable period : EPOCH
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Embarrassment : SHAME
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Ebb and others : TIDES
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Look at flirtatiously : OGLE
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No amateur : PRO
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Weather line : ISOBAR
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Snitch : RAT
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Gesture to a general : SALUTE
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Where papers accumulate on a desk : INTRAY
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"I ___ return" : SHALL
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Poison : TOXIN
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Havana's home : CUBA
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Line of rotation : AXIS
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D-Day invasion town : STLO
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Screen pic : ICON
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Part of a bottle : NECK
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God of love : EROS
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Chatter on and on : YAK

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

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