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New York Times, Saturday, May 18, 2002

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0518 ( 19,184 )
Across
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Reach feet-first, say : SLIDEINTO
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Place for sweat glands and hair follicles : DERMA
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Polar region dweller : EAREDSEAL
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Music hall : ODEUM
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Not predestined : AVOIDABLE
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"A Passage to India" heroine : ADELA
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Liking : FANCY
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Moles might not use them : REALNAMES
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Kind of arch : OGEE
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Filter-feeder fish : MANTAS
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Post markers, for short? : EDS
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Struck : XED
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Like most phone numbers : LISTED
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Place to find dates : TREE
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Range features : PEAKS
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First person to break Mach 1 : YEAGER
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Revered sage : MAHATMA
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Catfight participants, e.g. : CLAWERS
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1972 Jack Lemmon comedy : AVANTI
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Tries to get a rise out of : BAITS
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Go soft, in a way : MELT
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Pursues : STALKS
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One star, maybe : PAN
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Big inits. in bowling : AMF
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Reporter's need : SOURCE
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Bowwow : FIDO
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Jane Fonda title role : CATBALLOU
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Shoreline curve : BIGHT
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As ___ (mostly) : ARULE
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Alfresco : INTHEOPEN
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Traffic stopper : SIREN
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"New Piano in Town" musician : PETERNERO
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Bygone Vegas hotel : SANDS
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Go back to square one : STARTANEW
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Thresher shark : SEAFOX
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Washing : LAVAGE
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Resolved, with "out" : IRONED
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Prepare wings, perhaps : DEICE
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Small revolver : EDDY
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : ISA
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Boys Town setting : NEBRASKA
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Biblical money : TALENTS
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Soapmaking compound : OLEATE
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___ Pills : DOANS
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13th-century collection : EDDA
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Come out of quarantine : REEMERGE
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Whitetail relative : MULEDEER
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Pack rats : AMASSERS
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Feminine : LADYLIKE
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W.N.B.A. team : MIAMISOL
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Neighbor of a Belarussian : LETT
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Shooters : TAWS
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Kind of leg : PANT
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Takes a course? : EATS
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"Dream a Little Dream of Me" singer : MAMACASS
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Gounod song based on a Bach prelude : AVEMARIA
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Reversal : HALFTURN
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Where Thackeray was born : CALCUTTA
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Certain sir : BARONET
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Pennsylvania Dutch pottery design : TULIPS
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Mud hole : PIGPEN
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Hang on : ADHERE
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Later : NOTNOW
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Saint-___ : SAENS
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"Criminal" singer Apple : FIONA
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Felt sorrow : BLED
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"Mary Poppins" fellow : BERT
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Ship designation : HER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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