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New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Author:
John F. Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Lash of oaters : LARUE
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Buccaneers' home : TAMPA
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Iranian city: Var. : QUM
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Bowl : ARENA
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"Are you calling me ___?" : ALIAR
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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Very best : NEPLUSULTRA
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Gas of the past : ESSO
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Gore's "___ My Party" : ITS
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Lullaby rocker : CRADLE
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Amigo of Fidel : CHE
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More acute : SHARPER
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Scores for Shaq : BASKETS
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Pianist Nero : PETER
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Renée's pal : AMI
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Police offer : REWARD
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Scattered : SOWN
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Wash cycle : RINSE
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Detergent brand : ERA
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Close-fitting hat : TOQUE
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Journey for Kirk : TREK
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Where 17- and 61-Across and 11- and 29-Down might be used : LATINI
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Olympics chant : USA
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"Shush!" : QUIET
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Consumer's bottom line : NETCOST
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Academic AWOL's : TRUANTS
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Gloppy stuff : GOO
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Friars' fetes : ROASTS
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Wilder's "___ Town" : OUR
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Location : SITE
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Swabber's org. : USN
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Ceaselessly : ADINFINITUM
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A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
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___ Kid of early TV : CISCO
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Like helium, chemically : INERT
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Barbie's beau : KEN
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Heads overseas? : TETES
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Job extras : PERKS
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Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
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God of war : ARES
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Sales force, for short : REPS
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Use a key on : UNLOCK
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___ Claire, Wis. : EAU
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Ex-lax? : TAUT
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Word before fair or well : ALLS
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Cambridge univ. : MIT
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More than thirsty : PARCHED
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Noah's landfall : ARARAT
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Fair exchange : QUIDPROQUO
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Cry of surrender : UNCLE
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Mr. Politically Incorrect : MAHER
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Pedro's lucky number? : SIETE
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Playground retort : ARESO
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"Take one!" : HERE
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Wrist injury, maybe : SPRAIN
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Homer's boy : BART
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Mideast chief: Var. : AMIR
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Prerequisite : SINEQUANON
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Gym garb : SWEATS
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Tate collection : ART
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Hardly a he-man : WUSS
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Without ice : NEAT
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Gull-like predators : SKUAS
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Josip Broz ___ : TITO
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Makes no attempt to save : LETSDIE
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Actress Pola : NEGRI
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Not damaged : INTACT
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Trig function : COSINE
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Teamster's transport : TRUCK
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"Sweet" O'Grady of song : ROSIE
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Long ago : ONCE
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Roswell sightings : UFOS
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Roman's way : ITER
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Istanbul native : TURK
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CPR pros : EMTS
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Believer's suffix : IST
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Quick drink : NIP

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

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