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New York Times, Monday, May 13, 2002

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JPQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 19,179 )
Across
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Pilfer : FILCH
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Mars' counterpart : ARES
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Waiflike : THIN
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French wine valley : LOIRE
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Expert : GURU
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Texas city on the Brazos : WACO
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Bearer of the heavens, in myth : ATLAS
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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Bullfight cheers : OLES
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Craziness : BATSINTHEBELFRY
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Pigs' digs : STIES
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French friend : AMI
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Lowly abode : HUT
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Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
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Talk like th-th-this : STUTTER
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Most-wanted invitees : ALIST
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Rubik of Rubik's cube fame : ERNO
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No-goodnik : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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___ a one : NARY
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Observe : SEE
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Any Time : ISSUE
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Happy-go-lucky syllables : TRALALA
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___ Francisco : SAN
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Men : HES
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Money for old age: Abbr. : IRA
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South-of-the-border friend : AMIGO
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Slight hoarseness : FROGINTHETHROAT
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"I do" or "Drat!" : OATH
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One way to settle a dispute : DUEL
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It's just over a foot : ANKLE
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Sandpaper coating : GRIT
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Alfred E. Neuman, for one : MORON
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Back talk : SASS
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Former mayor Giuliani : RUDY
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Sports figures : STATS
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Extra fat : FLAB
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Cheerful tune : LILT
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Vulgar : CRASS
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Say "um ..." : HESITATE
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Some marbles : AGATES
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Baseball's Babe and others : RUTHS
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Old Harper's Bazaar designer : ERTE
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Lie on the beach, perhaps : SUNBATHE
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Common soda bottle capacity : TWOLITERS
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Football game division : HALF
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Prying : NOSY
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Penpoint : NIB
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Earthbound bird : EMU
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Lacks, briefly : HASNT
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Of an armbone : ULNAR
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Princess' headwear : TIARA
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Coll. or univ. : SCH
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Reduce to ruins : TRASH
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Result : ENSUE
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Tournament of ___ : ROSES
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Features of some bright rooms : SKYLIGHTS
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Suffix with Israel : ITE
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New York hockey player : ISLANDER
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Cotton fabrics : GINGHAMS
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Odoriferous : SMELLY
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Spot in a river : AIT
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Leading : AHEAD
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"Ready ___ ..." : ORNOT
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Reasons for lighthouses : FOGS
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___ avis : RARA
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Ballerina's dress : TUTU
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Tons : ALOT
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Column next to the ones : TENS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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