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New York Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Author:
Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd McClary

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 19,544 )
Across
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An article may be written on it : SPEC
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Purse part, often : STRAP
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Cake with a kick : BABA
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Baccarat alternative : FARO
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
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Bass products : ALES
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Yellowstone figure : PARKRANGER
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___ out (barely gets) : EKES
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"Yertle the Turtle" author : DRSEUSS
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Rake with fire : STRAFE
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"Quiet!" : SHH
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Where cubs are raised : LAIR
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Permit : LET
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"I know the answer!" : AHA
30
Contract bridge tactics : REVERSEBIDS
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Bother : FUSS
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Like modern clocks and recordings : DIGITAL
36
Home on the range : TEPEE
38
Divine path, in Asian religions : TAO
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Firm belief : DOGMA
43
Wash : CLEANSE
46
Heat to more than 212°, as water : BOIL
47
Where weapons are forbidden : NEUTRALZONE
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Need for a keg : TAP
52
Takes too many tranqs, say : ODS
53
Peak SE of Olympus : OSSA
54
"La-la" lead-in : TRA
56
Color, as a hippie's shirt : TIEDYE
58
Breakaway country from Ethiopia : ERITREA
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Other, in Oaxaca : OTRA
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Send around the bend : DRIVECRAZY
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Astronaut Armstrong : NEIL
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Nonstudio film : INDIE
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Plowing unit : ACRE
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Swirl : EDDY
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Achieves perfectly : NAILS
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They're split for soup : PEAS
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Bay Area patrollers: Abbr. : SFPD
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Carson predecessor : PAAR
3
Miscalculates : ERRS
4
Soda fountain choices : COKES
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Hid : STASHED
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Catches some rays : TANS
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Toupee, slangily : RUG
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Copy : APE
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Keep going : PERSIST
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1930's heavyweight champ Max : BAER
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Acid-neutralizing compound : ALKALI
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Complained : BEEFED
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Selling points : ASSETS
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German industrial valley : RUHR
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"Don't ___ on me" : TREAD
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Daewoo model : LEGANZA
25
Operatic passage : ARIOSO
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Toward the rear : AFT
28
Tint : HUE
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Egyptian viper : ASP
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Blood pressure, body temperature, etc. : VITALS
32
Campy 1958 sci-fi film, with "The" : BLOB
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Split-off group : SECT
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Jetsons' lad : ELROY
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Came down with : GOT
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Unaccounted-for G.I. : MIA
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Saint-Moritz sight : ALP
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Entered gradually : EASEDIN
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Main courses : ENTREES
47
Zero : NOTONE
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Reworked, as text : EDITED
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Log-on name : USERID
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Rocker Clapton : ERIC
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Fall into ___ (get caught) : ATRAP
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Carson ___ of MTV : DALY
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Malevolence : EVIL
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Marathon : RACE
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Pound of literature : EZRA
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Yeoman's yeses : AYES
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Genetic info carrier : RNA
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Uganda's Amin : IDI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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