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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 2003

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0516 ( 19,547 )
Across
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Book that tells of the reign of Cyrus : EZRA
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Gem holder : SAFE
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Freezes, perhaps : NUMBS
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Calypso, for one : SEAMAIDEN
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Former name of 34-Across : LENINGRAD
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Squelched : SATON
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Summer phenomenon in 34-Across : WHITENIGHTS
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Hug : ENCLASP
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Existing : INESSE
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Show, but not premiere : REAIR
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Treasure map distances : PACES
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Chapel part : APSE
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Bros : DUDES
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"___ Young" (Nat King Cole #1 song) : TOO
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City founded May 16, 1703 : SAINTPETERSBURG
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Inits. in 70's-80's rock : ELO
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Could be reached at the office : WASIN
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___ Sea (saline lake) : ARAL
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"Eat!" : DIGIN
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Shiny, in product names : BRITE
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Curtain-parting time : ACTONE
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Actor who made his film debut in "Kid Galahad," 1962 : EDASNER
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34-Across tourist attractions during 19-Across : DRAWBRIDGES
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Cleo of jazz : LAINE
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Noted 34-Across attraction, with "the" : HERMITAGE
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How many trust : INGOD
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Soapmaking compound : OLEICACID
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Nothing, slangily : BEANS
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The Panthers of the Big East : PITT
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Hitching place : RENO
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Immigrant's class: Abbr. : ESL
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Series ender : ZEE
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Ruled : RAN
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Any of les trois mousequetaires : AMI
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They may accompany rolled eyes : SIGHS
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Leaking : ADRIP
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Many a Guinness listing : FEAT
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Michael who wrote "The Neverending Story" : ENDE
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Curiosity : NOSINESS
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Conventions : USAGES
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Naphthalene targets : MOTHS
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Printing woes : BLOTS
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Pick up : SENSE
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Gabrielle ___ of "Scent of a Woman" : ANWAR
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More luxurious : NICER
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Take out lines? : ERASE
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Setting in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" : NEPAL
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Watch brand : CASIO
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Form of security : LIEN
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Leader born in 17-Across : PUTIN
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Former British colony : ADEN
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First name in 50's TV : DESI
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City where Lancia is based : TURIN
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Spiel : ORATE
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Lustful sort : OGLER
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Ship's cabin features, maybe : TWINBEDS
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Doctor's aid : PAGER
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Tijuana attractions : BARS
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Disliking : DOWNON
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101 : BASIC
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Unrehearsed : ADLIB
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One doing heavy lifting : CRANE
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Subarctic forest : TAIGA
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Cousin of a bittern : EGRET
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Resign, as a job : DEMIT
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Denny's competitor : IHOP
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Place with a takeout line : DELI
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Blacken : TAR
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Suit's bottom : ACE
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It's played with two hands : GIN
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Japan's medieval ___ Castle : EDO

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

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