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New York Times, Saturday, April 7, 2001

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 18,778 )
Across
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Country singer Ketchum : HAL
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Home of the Tate Gallery : WESTMINSTER
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What gives a pose poise? : ANI
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Musical work with a duel : ILTROVATORE
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Darling of the baseball world : RON
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Frank : PLAINSPOKEN
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Trekkers : PIONEERS
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Geom. shape : RECT
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Appealing, perhaps : INCOURT
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Variety show showing : TALENTS
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Like a clear-cut area : STUMPY
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The Sneetches' creator : DRSEUSS
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Leader of France : TETE
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Bit of fancy footwork : TOETAP
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60's grp. : SDS
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Stewart's replacement on the bench : OCONNOR
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Year Dacia was captured by Trajan : CVI
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Put on : STAGED
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"The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
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Kip spender : LAOTIAN
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Comes to the point? : TAPERS
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Waltzlike dances : BOSTONS
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Term of endearment : CARAMIA
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Blast, for instance : OATH
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Like Jupiter's four largest moons : GALILEAN
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Maximizes efficiency : STREAMLINES
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Point toward the top : NNE
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PBS personality : CHARLIEROSE
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O.R. amounts : CCS
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Steely Dan hit, 1980 : HEYNINETEEN
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"But then again ..." : YET
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Angels, in many images : HARPISTS
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Chosen : ANOINTED
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Some Matisse creations : LINOCUTS
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Sponge : WIPEUP
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Queen's name : ELLERY
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Move forward, or jump back : START
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Speaker from Cleveland : TRIS
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When "The Lucy Show" aired: Abbr. : MON
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Some drippers, for short : IVS
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Day break : NAP
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Lay away : STOREUP
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Underground purchases : TOKENS
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Lets out : RENTS
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Seward Peninsula city : NOME
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Everybody's doing it : TREND
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In the matter of : ASTO
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"Laughable Lyrics" writer : LEAR
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"Funny Face" director Stanley : DONEN
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Worn sheets : TOGAS
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Chemistry Nobelist Hahn : OTTO
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Noted exile : CAIN
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Mercy : CLEMENCY
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Case for a planning board : VARIANCE
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Most touched : INSANEST
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Voice of the car in "My Mother, the Car" : SOTHERN
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Virgin Valley valuable : OPAL
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Execrate : LOATHE
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Lead ___ : ASTRAY
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"Unto the Sons" author : TALESE
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Up and about : ARISEN
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"Mocking of Christ" painter : BOSCH
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Woodskin : CANOE
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Hemmed in : GIRT
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1996 Olympic torch lighter : ALI
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60 ticks: Abbr. : MIN
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Bruce or Brenda : LEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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