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New York Times, Friday, April 9, 2004

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0409 ( 19,876 )
Across
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Holdup cover-up : SKIMASK
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Joins the fray : HASATIT
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Legally binding : INFORCE
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Check out thoroughly : EXPLORE
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"Simple" : NOSWEAT
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Seized hold of : LEAPTON
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Front : ACT
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A lot of Oceania : ATOLLS
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Really moved : SENT
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Ring data : TKOS
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Slight : SNUB
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W. S. Gilbert's "The ___ Ballads" : BAB
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Kind of artery : RENAL
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Former item : EXES
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Long-bearded type : SAGE
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Variety of penguin : ADELIE
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Out of one's mind : UNHINGED
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Background noise : UNDERTONE
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"Whew!" to an office worker : WHATADAY
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Wound up : ONEDGE
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In good shape : HALE
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Market figures, briefly : ARBS
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It lies on the celestial equator : ORION
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Court alternative: Abbr. : AVE
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Parting need? : COMB
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Work across the board? : SAND
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Word : NEWS
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Take to the limit : MAXOUT
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Whittier war poem "Laus ___" : DEO
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From the beginning : GOINGIN
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Out of control : ONATEAR
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W.W. I rifle : ENFIELD
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They have gripping roles : CCLAMPS
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Outside the solar system : DEEPSKY
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Vatican government : HOLYSEE
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Founder of Reprise Records : SINATRA
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Bad-mouthed : KNOCKED
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Journalist who wrote "The Trial of Socrates" : IFSTONE
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Make shorter, in a way : MOW
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It may be restricted : AREA
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Beats it : SCATS
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Camphor, e.g. : KETONE
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More than intent : HELLBENT
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Cancels : AXES
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Waxing offerer : SPA
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Some climbers' conquests : ALPS
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Carrier : TOTEBAG
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Primitive period : IRONAGE
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Sleeping bag alternative : TENTBED
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Not just any old seats : LUXURYBOX
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Pay tribute to : SALUTE
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"Singin' in the Rain" role : LINA
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Drive off : SHOO
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Cutting remarks : SNEERS
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Ancient literary work : EDDA
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___ time : INNO
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Pop music, informally : EARCANDY
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Struck with a resounding blow : WHANGED
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Server's suggestion : HAVEONE
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Woman who makes the rounds? : ALEWIFE
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Symbols of royal dignity : DIADEMS
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Cracked : GONEAPE
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Back : ENDORSE
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Smack : SMOOCH
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Con game : BUNCO
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Cutlet? : SNIP
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Formula, essentially : MILK
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Looked up to? : TALL
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Some microwaves : GES
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Longest river in Scotland : TAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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