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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 2003

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0512 ( 19,543 )
Across
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Bygone airline : TWA
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Mass confusion : CHAOS
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Demean : ABASE
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Roll of bills : WAD
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Greeting : HELLO
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Rodeo participant : ROPER
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Subject of the biography "Float Like a Butterfly" : ALI
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Home of the Blue Grotto : ISLEOFCAPRI
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___ of March : IDES
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Braxton or Tennille : TONI
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___ Maria : AVE
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Feed : NOURISH
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Guarantees : ENSURES
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Unfounded, as gossip : IDLE
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Lariat in the Southwest : REATA
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Sheep's plaint : BAA
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Work to get, as someone's trust : EARN
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Outfit : GETUP
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Regular's request : ILLHAVETHEUSUAL
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Station : DEPOT
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15-Across, in Spain : HOLA
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Full house sign: Abbr. : SRO
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List components : ITEMS
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Give a hoot : CARE
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Ate at home : DINEDIN
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Smarts : KNOWHOW
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Exiled Amin : IDI
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Neighbor of Cambodia : LAOS
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Apiece : EACH
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Theater guides : AISLELIGHTS
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Observant one : NOTER
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Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
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Cereal grain : OAT
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On the briny : ATSEA
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Ninth mos. : SEPTS
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___ and outs : INS
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"Tom Sawyer" author : TWAIN
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Elusive children's book character : WALDO
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Farewell : ADIEU
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"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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"For ___ a jolly ..." : HES
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Sane : ALLTHERE
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Table spread : OLEO
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Later's alternative : SOONER
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L'___ de Triomphe : ARC
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Feathery wrap : BOA
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Equipment : APPARATUS
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Deliver, as a summons : SERVE
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Great Lakes Indians : ERIES
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Speeder's penalty : FINE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Thought creatively : IDEATED
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Cyrillic alphabet user : SLAV
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Large cactus : SAGUARO
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Sport ___ (off-road vehicles) : UTES
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Bridge declaration : BID
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Beverage that's bitterer than beer : ALE
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Mountain climbers : ALPINISTS
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Egypt and Syria, once: Abbr. : UAR
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Table d'___ (restaurant offering) : HOTE
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Pawning place : HOCKSHOP
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Verve : ELAN
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Pepper grinder : MILL
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Slow movers : SNAILS
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Ram's mate : EWE
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Ross of the Supremes : DIANA
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Dunderhead : IDIOT
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Where the waves are : OCEAN
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Sharpens : WHETS
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Actress Michele : LEE
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Time in history : ERA
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Explosive : TNT
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KLM competitor : SAS

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

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