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New York Times, Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Author:
Verna Suit
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Verna Suit

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Suit. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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Suit : BEFIT
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Home of Iowa State : AMES
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Muffin topper : OLEO
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Do penance : ATONE
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"I, Claudius" role : NERO
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Virgin Is., e.g. : TERR
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Cheap shot? : BARBARGAIN
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Overwhelm : INUNDATE
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Block and tackle part : PULLEY
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Use an épée : FENCE
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14 pounds, in Britain : STONE
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Kimono accessories : OBIS
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Germ-free : STERILE
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Sosa vs. McGwire, e.g.? : BATBATTLE
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Evidence of drunkenness : SLUR
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Necessities for pregnancies : OVA
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Insulted, lovingly : ROASTED
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Kay follower : ELL
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Cuzco's country : PERU
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Commotion in the commuters' terminal? : BUSBUSTLE
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Watergate, e.g. : SCANDAL
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Rent again : RELET
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Puts ice on, maybe : NUMBS
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"One ___ Jump" : OCLOCK
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"The Natural" game : BASEBALL
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Feature of a girls-only gathering? : BOYBOYCOTT
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Scottish hillside : BRAE
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Mark time : IDLE
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Sri ___ : LANKA
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The auld sod : EIRE
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___ off (angered) : TEED
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Sling mud at : SMEAR
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Hard to fathom : DEEP
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Recurring theme : MOTIF
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Any "Seinfeld," now : RERUN
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Pipe type : CORNCOB
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Ali ___ : BABA
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South Dakota, to Pierre : ETAT
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Links shouts : FORES
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Bach's Mass ___ Minor : INB
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Place to put some leaves : TEAPOT
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Fly-casters, e.g. : ANGLERS
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It may be prix fixe : MEAL
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Canal of song : ERIE
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PlayStation maker : SONY
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Ancient letter : RUNE
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Shut out : DEBAR
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Feared fly : TSETSE
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Skater Midori : ITO
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Dobbin's home : STABLE
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"___ a song go ..." : ILET
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Put to sleep : LULL
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Conks on the head : BOPS
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"___ plaisir" : AVEC
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Ancient Irish kings' home : TARA
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Go back : EBB
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Musician Eddy or Allman : DUANE
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Got naked : UNROBED
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Gave the cold shoulder : SNUBBED
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Art ___ : DECO
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Ethyl and propyl, for two : ALKYLS
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Steak selection : TBONE
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An Osmond : MARIE
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Traffic jam noise : BLARE
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Sack out : SLEEP
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News item often written in advance : OBIT
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Programmers' writing : CODE
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Singer Lovett : LYLE
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One of the Aleutians : ATKA
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Magi guide : STAR
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Video maker, for short : CAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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