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New York Times, Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Author:
Kumar Balani
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kumar Balani

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Balani. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0515 ( 19,181 )
Across
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Stick on a spit : IMPALE
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"M" director Fritz : LANG
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Sun. speech : SER
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Shop worker : TOOLER
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Takeoff artist : APER
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___ polloi : HOI
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Lawgivers : SOLONS
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900-line psychic Miss ___ : CLEO
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It may be worn under a tunicle : ALB
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"It's getting late!" abroad? : IHATETORUSSIA
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Kofi ___ Annan : ATTA
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CD-___ : ROM
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Kind of star : NATAL
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Token of welcome : LEI
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It may be taken with a raised hand : VOW
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Nothing, at a poker table : BADHAND
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Upper-left key : ESC
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"Tristia" poet : OVID
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Long distance letters : MCI
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"What'll you have?" abroad? : HOWCANISERBIA
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Morsel for Dobbin : OAT
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Taunt : GIBE
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It's twice-eaten : CUD
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Rushed violently : HURTLED
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Old saying : SAW
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Old NOW cause : ERA
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Early computer : ENIAC
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O'Hare monitor abbr. : ETA
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Go to and fro : SWAY
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"Baloney!" abroad? : IDONOTBOLIVIA
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Crackpot : NUT
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Horse of different colors : ROAN
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Ringmaster's place : BIGTOP
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___ de France : ILE
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Two tablets, say : DOSE
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"Psst!" follower, perhaps : INHERE
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Days of yore : ELD
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Agenda, informally : SKED
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Excessive : DETROP
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T.G.I.F. part : ITS
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Lea call : MOO
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Many a conventiongoer : POLITICO
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Hilo hello : ALOHA
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Yakutsk's river : LENA
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Once, once : ERST
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Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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Poise : APLOMB
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Not e'en once : NEER
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Airline gang : GROUNDCREW
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Cascades peak : SHASTA
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Windblown : EOLIAN
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Like Playboy cartoons : RIBALD
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Stu of early TV : ERWIN
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Mumbai master : SAHIB
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Schooner filler : ALE
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New Ager John : TESH
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Coloratura's asset : VOCALCORDS
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Humpty Dumpty-shaped : OVATE
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Pseudopod former : AMEBA
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Understand, slangily : DIG
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Odin, to the Germans : WOTAN
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Hemp source : SISAL
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Diner freebie : ICEWATER
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Pervasive quality : AURA
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Dennis or Doris : DAY
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Tush : HEINIE
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Exciting : UNDULL
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Smashed windows, maybe : RIOTED
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Adulterate : DEBASE
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Got into shape : TONED
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Aid in aiming : SIGHT
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Captured : TOOK
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Term paper abbr. : IBID
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Tarzan's transport : VINE
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Montana motto starter : ORO
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Zip : PEP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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