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New York Times, Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0404 ( 18,775 )
Across
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Pickup spot? : NAPE
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Women's group, of a sort : HAREM
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Both ways, to an electrician : ACDC
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"Fred Basset" cartoonist Graham : ALEX
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Place for a toothpick : OLIVE
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Honey : DEAR
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___ Peak, in the Sierra Nevada : ALTA
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Like windows : PANED
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Wild : ZANY
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Hitchhiker's specialty : CATCHINGRIDES
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Suffix with neo- and zoo- : PHYTE
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The path of virtue : TAO
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I : EGO
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Hwys. : RTES
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Mass offering? : WAFER
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Brest friend : AMI
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Stroller wear : BABYBUNTING
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Novelist Simpson : MONA
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Like a ___ bricks : TONOF
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Part of a fantasia : ARIA
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Courting : PITCHINGWOO
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Velvet finish? : EEN
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Glacial ridge : ARETE
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Old name in oil : ESSO
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Gramm or Graham: Abbr. : SEN
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Grammy category : RAP
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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One-upmanship on the set : SCENESTEALING
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Fan's sound : WHIR
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Object of many knightly quests : GRAIL
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With 45-Down, words after "Pssst!" : OVER
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Good source of protein : TOFU
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Kind of suit : LIBEL
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Legendary loser : HARE
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"The flood of deadly hate": Milton : STYX
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Get away from : ELUDE
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Penny, perhaps : ANTE
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Org. for Kweisi Mfume : NAACP
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Object of many prayers : ALLAH
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Picayune : PETTY
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Precise : EXACT
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Kachina doll makers : HOPI
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Mathematician Turing : ALAN
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Best man's charge : RING
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Six-time U.S. Open champ : EVERT
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Press : MEDIA
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Cutting tool : ADZE
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Halt : CEASEFIRE
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Blocker of "Bonanza" : DAN
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Make a plea for sympathy, maybe : CRY
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Angelica, for one : HERB
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Swallow : DOWN
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One who makes dreams come true : GENIE
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Ballpark fixture : ORGAN
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Comic Jacques : TATI
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Dark, to poets : EBON
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"The Playboy of the Western World" author : SYNGE
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___ glance : ATA
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Oscars' org. : AMPAS
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Wavy pattern : MOIRE
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Pick up : INTENSIFY
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Hair decorations : BOWS
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Govt. secrets? : UFOS
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Function : ACT
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See 67-Across : HERE
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Trig figure : ANGLE
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Threat : PERIL
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___ Bowl : ALOHA
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Couch : DIVAN
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Like krypton : INERT
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Say yes : AGREE
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Heart : CRUX
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"Elephant Boy" star : SABU
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Needing overtime : TIED
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Allure competitor : ELLE
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Gym gear: Abbr. : WTS
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Popular : HOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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