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New York Times, Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Vaudeville star working at a van company?

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Norma Johnson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times4/29/03 ( No. 19,530 )
Across
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1930's movie dog : ASTA
5
To boot : ALSO
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Couric of "Today" : KATIE
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Bleats : BAAS
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Per ___ (daily) : DIEM
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Icon : IMAGE
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"Diana" crooner Paul : ANKA
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Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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Stocking stuff : NYLON
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American composer working at a bakery? : STEPHENFROSTER
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Bowler or boater : HAT
24
"To Autumn," e.g. : ODE
25
Alias initials : AKA
26
English playwright working at a press? : HAROLDPRINTER
33
Inspiration for the Frisbee : PIEPAN
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Levy collector, for short : IRS
36
Koufax stat. : ERA
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Petite desserts : TARTS
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At all : ANY
39
Blue eyes or baldness, e.g. : TRAIT
41
Titled Turk : AGA
42
Opposite of post- : PRE
43
Pan-fries : SAUTES
44
Vaudeville star working at a van company? : SOPHIETRUCKER
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From S.F. to Las Vegas : ESE
49
"The Gold-Bug" writer : POE
50
Scepter accompanier : ORB
53
Comedian working at an oil field? : PHYLLISDRILLER
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Nice jacket material : SUEDE
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Tide type : NEAP
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Be generous, at a bar : TREAT
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Mr. Hulot's creator : TATI
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Actress Campbell : NEVE
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Diarist Samuel : PEPYS
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Turned blue, say : DYED
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Put to shame : ABASH
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Nick name? : SANTA
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Be a fall guy : TAKETHERAP
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"Quick!" : ASAP
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Like a postscript : ADDEDON
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Big name in small trains : LIONEL
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Lowly worker : SERF
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Filmdom's Nastassja : KINSKI
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"The Bonesetter's Daughter" writer : AMYTAN
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It may be spun around a campfire : TALE
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Bard's nightfall : EEN
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Bar mitzvah dances : HORAS
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Dinghy pair : OARS
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Well put : APT
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Place for hash browns : DINER
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Be nosy : PRY
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Refreshment server on wheels : TEATROLLEY
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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Squealers : RATS
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School grps. : PTAS
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Othello's betrayer : IAGO
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Piece by Matisse : ART
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Sulu portrayer on "Star Trek" : TAKEI
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Boulevard crosser : RUE
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Strip : PEEL
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Many a November birth : SCORPIO
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Best of times : HEYDAY
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Specks in the sea : ISLETS
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Latest news : UPDATE
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Superman player : REEVE
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Kennel club classification : BREED
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24-karat : PURE
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Dickens's Uriah : HEEP
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Making a hobby of : INTO
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Affix a brand to : SEAR
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Touch the tarmac : LAND
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Inits. at a gas station : STP

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