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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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SIGHT
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S
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E
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E
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A
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L
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A
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M
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O
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B
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A
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D
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SMELL
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L
A
V
A
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L
A
M
A
R
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O
L
E
A
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I
B
I
S
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I
N
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R
T
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G
O
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R
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N
E
A
T
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S
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X
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E
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T
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N
R
A
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E
R
N
E
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S
T
S
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G
A
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D
G
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T
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R
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A
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U
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S
A
G
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S
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T
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R
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A
N
S
I
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E
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T
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S
W
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F
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T
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I
O
N
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R
E
TOUCH
E
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R
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D
I
D
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P
E
T
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I
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T
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R
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M
E
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M
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B
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R
S
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I
S
O
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P
O
D
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F
O
E
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O
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S
P
R
E
Y
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D
E
M
A
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G
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O
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G
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P
T
A
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S
L
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I
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C
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R
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R
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M
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E
R
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T
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O
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D
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I
N
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N
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N
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C
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S
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HEARING
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D
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S
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F
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S
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H
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TASTE
© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 19,910 )
Across
1
Go on a vacation tour : SIGHTSEE
5
2004 historical film, with "The" : ALAMO
10
Stench : BADSMELL
14
Popular soap : LAVA
15
Truman's Missouri birthplace : LAMAR
16
Latin oils : OLEA
17
Wading bird : IBIS
18
Unmoving : INERT
19
One who's always moving : GOER
20
Without ice : NEAT
21
Rock music's Blondie, e.g. : SEXTET
23
Grp. whose mascot is Eddie Eagle : NRA
24
Country singer Tubb and others : ERNESTS
26
Thingie : GADGET
28
Creek : RIA
29
Grammarians' topics : USAGES
31
Hotel guest : TRANSIENT
35
Gulliver's creator : SWIFT
38
Saturn model : ION
39
Spot remover? : RETOUCHER
41
Performed : DID
42
___ fours : PETIT
45
Calls up : REMEMBERS
48
Certain crustacean : ISOPOD
50
Attacker : FOE
51
Fish hawk : OSPREY
53
Rabble-rouser: Var. : DEMAGOG
57
Org. in a Jeannie C. Riley song : PTA
58
Deli machine : SLICER
61
"___ Williams," 1985 action flick : REMO
62
Once, long ago : ERST
64
Doo-wop song, today : OLDIE
65
___ the buzzer : INAT
66
Congresswoman Lowey : NITA
67
One who says "uncle" : NIECE
68
Short-billed rail : SORA
69
Otologist's recommendation : HEARINGAID
70
Calls at home : SAFES
71
Is cultured : HASTASTE
Down
1
Ticket buyer's concern : SIGHTLINE
2
Cossack's weapon : SABER
3
Eau source : EVIAN
4
Asian : EASTERN
5
Late journalist Cooke : ALISTAIR
6
Strike zones? : LANES
7
Business sect. heading : AMEX
8
Place of commerce : MART
9
Sandinista leader : ORTEGA
10
Mire : BOG
11
Next to : ALONGSIDE
12
Name on a mower : DEERE
13
Suspect foul play : SMELLARAT
22
Makes "it" : TAGS
25
Bro's sib : SIS
27
Glistening beads : DEW
29
Pristine : UNTOUCHED
30
Flower holder : STEM
31
"Psst! Smarty Jones in the fifth!" : TIP
32
Wade's opponent : ROE
33
Some appetizers : ANTIPASTI
34
Saarinen of design : EERO
36
Douglas, for one : FIR
37
Six-pointers, for short : TDS
40
Ring leaders? : REFEREES
43
Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
44
Shoe tips : TOES
46
May honoree : MOM
47
Pessimistic : BEARISH
49
Air race markers : PYLONS
51
Public proceeding : OPENHEARING
52
Minute groove : STRIA
53
Prepare for winter takeoff : DEICE
54
Origin of some salami : GENOA
55
Baseball's Vizquel and others : OMARS
56
Saw what it was like : GOTATASTE
59
Pelvic bones : ILIA
60
Scale start : CDEF
63
Smidgen : TAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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