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New York Times, Friday, May 10, 2002

Either lead in "Easy Rider," e.g.

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 155 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/10/02 ( No. 19,176 )
Across
1
Sea line : AHOY
5
Mel Brooks "Star Wars" parody : SPACEBALLS
15
Crumpled : GAVE
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Source of illegal boarders : PIRATESHIP
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A 15th : IDES
18
Secret words : OPENSESAME
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Gobs : TARS
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Cryptographers' needs : KEYS
21
X Games shower : ESPN
22
Either lead in "Easy Rider," e.g. : ANTIHERO
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Powerful figure : DYNAST
26
Asian capital : TEHRAN
27
Wolf pack member : UBOAT
29
___ fixes : IDEES
30
One might take it for a drive : CDROM
31
Shake up : JAR
34
"The Lord of the Rings" figure : OGRE
35
Gospel group : CHOIR
36
Pet in a casa : GATO
37
Once called : NEE
38
Allegation : CLAIM
39
Say-sos : DICTA
40
Bewail : MOURN
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Wasn't gentle with the reins : JERKED
42
One may require a coupon : REBATE
45
Tries for a big pass : GOESLONG
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"That's how I see it, too" : AMEN
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Brain section : LOBE
49
"... and here it is!" : TADA
50
It has holes in its head : SALTSHAKER
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Related : AKIN
54
White sale purchase : PILLOWCASE
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Kind of cod : LING
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About to drop off : SLEEPYEYED
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Tavern inventory : KEGS
Down
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Rabble-rouser's activity : AGITATION
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Was favored : HADANEDGE
3
Yon : OVERTHERE
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Emphatic agreement : YESSIREE
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Reserved, with "for" : SPOKEN
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Tom's father, in verse : PIPER
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"How's the health?" : AREYOUDOINGOKAY
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Cashiers : CANS
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Visitors to the Enterprise : ETS
10
Petal pusher? : BEE
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Thumbs-up : ASSENT
12
Asian capital : LHASA
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Favors a side : LIMPS
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Wiped out : SPENT
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Isn't out of : HAS
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Way out : DOOR
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Tasty tuber : YAM
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Lip : BRIM
30
Burn : CHAR
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"The Great Dictator" co-star : JACKOAKIE
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Like some doctors : ATTENDING
33
Some work parties : ROADGANGS
35
Sleuth's find : CLUE
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Sorority chatter : GIRLTALK
38
Small home, in poetry : COT
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___ Peres, Mo. : DES
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Layer of the earth : MANTLE
41
Greeted rudely : JEERED
42
Blacksmiths' tools : RASPS
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Unstamped reply : EMAIL
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Scarlett O'Hara, e.g. : BELLE
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Too big : OBESE
48
Tie up : LACE
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Pacifier : SOP
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D.O.T. concern : HWY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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