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New York Times, Tuesday, April 6, 2004

8-Down : Growths that may be removed by surgery

Author:
Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Orbach.
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© 2004, The New York Times4/6/04 ( No. 19,873 )
Across
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Big stinger : WASP
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Org. whose approval is much sought : FDA
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"Le ___ Prince" : PETIT
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Opera solo : ARIA
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Costa ___ : RICA
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The O in FeO : OXIDE
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Call in a bakery : NEXT
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Tennis's Arthur : ASHE
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Slangy send-off : LATER
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1986 Prince movie, after 29-Down : THECHERRYMOON
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Calendar box : DAY
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Opponent's vote : NAY
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Cry from a butterfingers : OOPS
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Map miniatures : INSETS
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Letter carriers' org. : USPS
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"No seats left" sign : SRO
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Martin or McQueen : STEVE
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Initial stake : ANTE
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Not at home : AWAY
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By night, with 29-Down : COVEROFDARKNESS
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Rightmost column : ONES
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Suffix with young or old : STER
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Smallest : LEAST
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Thesaurus feature: Abbr. : SYN
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Minnesota Twin, e.g., briefly : ALER
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Dance at 23-Down : HUSTLE
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Set-to : STIR
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Not dis, in Brooklyn : DAT
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Sun. talk : SER
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Business sign, after 29-Down : NEWMANAGEMENT
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Orangeish shade : OCHER
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Respite : LULL
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Grub : EATS
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Popular vodka, informally : STOLI
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Wash : LAVE
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Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
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Has, as a party : HOSTS
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Place to hear a 13-Across, with "the" : MET
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Taking care of business : ONIT
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Pallid : WAN
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Exist : ARE
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Year "The Graduate" came out, in short : SIXTYSEVEN
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Walkway : PATH
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Set-to : FRACAS
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Like good gossip columns : DISHY
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Overexerciser's woe : ACHE
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Growths that may be removed by surgery : POLYPS
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Tests : EXAMS
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___ Puente, the Mambo King : TITO
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Prefix with logical : IDEO
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Beach bird : TERN
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Former Ford minivan : AEROSTAR
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Type in : ENTER
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Rodeo performer : ROPER
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Studio 54 and Xenon, famously : DISCOS
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Cleopatra's paramour : ANTONY
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Preceding nights : EVES
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See 20-, 36- and 48-Across : UNDER
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Laundry challenge for a gymgoer : SWEATSTAIN
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Fight down and dirty : RASSLE
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Food in a shell : OYSTER
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In the end : AFTERALL
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Hydrocarbon suffixes : ANES
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Singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
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Movie for which Jane Fonda won an Oscar : KLUTE
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Some old computers : ATARIS
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Classic Olivier role : HAMLET
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Silvery food fish : SMELT
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Dig (into) : DELVE
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Snack : NOSH
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Prefix with plasm : ECTO
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"Look ___ Talking" : WHOS
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U.S. Pacific island : GUAM
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Captain of fiction : NEMO
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Prefix with color or cycle : TRI
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Posed : SAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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