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New York Times, Tuesday, May 18, 2004

How a 43-Across is usually prepared

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 124 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2004, The New York Times5/18/04 ( No. 19,915 )
Across
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Wise competitor : LAYS
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Quack : PHONY
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On vacation : AWAY
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Snack sold in a stack : OREO
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Crystal set : RADIO
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Lens holders : RIMS
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Soccer commentator's cry : GOAL
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Shelley's "Adonais" is one : ELEGY
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Caper : ANTIC
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Little one : TOT
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Four-bagger : HOMER
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Hosp. workers : MDS
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Top worn with shorts : TEE
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"All in the Family" network : CBS
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Arctic bird : AUK
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Soccer star Hamm : MIA
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___ correspondent : WAR
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Singer/songwriter Laura : NYRO
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Honky-tonk instruments : UPRIGHTPIANOS
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Mountaintop : APEX
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Aurora's counterpart : EOS
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Wonderment : AWE
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Deli sandwich, for short : BLT
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Corots, Monets and such : ART
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Sp. Mrs. : SRA
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Qualifiers : IFS
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Red Sea peninsula : SINAI
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Cartoon collectible : CEL
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Spokes, e.g. : RADII
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Passable : FAIRTOMIDDLING
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Some drive-thru features, briefly : ATMS
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Not as friendly : ICIER
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Tennis score after deuce : ADIN
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Old-fashioned dance : REEL
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Evening, in ads : NITE
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Retailer's gds. : MDSE
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"Mmm, mmm!" : TASTY
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Leave in, to an editor : STET
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River blockage : LOGJAM
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In the vicinity : AROUND
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Bakery supplies : YEASTS
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Longtime Chicago Symphony maestro : SOLTI
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Air Force One passenger: Abbr. : PRES
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Soft, white mineral : HALITE
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Keats's "___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
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Bedtime drink : NIGHTCAP
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Ma with a bow : YOYO
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"All systems ___!" : AREGO
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How a 43-Across is usually prepared : WITHMAYO
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All Olympians, once : AMATEURS
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Designer monogram : YSL
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Play segment : ACTII
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Sounds of doubt : UHS
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"King Kong" studio : RKO
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Raring to go : EAGER
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Hare's habitat : BRIAR
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Mystery man : MRX
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Scale amts. : WTS
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Del.-to-Vt. direction : NNE
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Elated : UPLIFTED
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Spot and Felix, e.g. : PETNAMES
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Après-ski treat : HOTCOCOA
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Tony, Oscar or Hugo : AWARD
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Middle manager's focus? : ABS
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Balloon filler : AIR
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Most guileful : SLIEST
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"Hurray for me!" : IDIDIT
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Limited : FINITE
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Major paperback publisher : SIGNET
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Gives off : EMITS
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Bates and King : ALANS
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Pinball stopper : TILT
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Horse-drawn vehicle : DRAY
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Pitching ___ : ARM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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