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New York Times, Monday, May 19, 2003

Jokes that may be "running"

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Payne.
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© 2003, The New York Times5/19/03 ( No. 19,550 )
Across
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Mr. Fix-It's job : REPAIR
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Diamond officials : UMPS
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Internet pop-ups, e.g. : ADS
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Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
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"Chicago" star Richard : GERE
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Note after fa : SOL
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Marksmanship contest : TURKEYSHOOT
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It may be stubbed : TOE
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World-weary : BLASE
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Med. plan : HMO
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Lamb's mother : EWE
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Ice sheets : FLOES
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Slightly sour candy : LEMONDROP
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San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
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Contradict : DENY
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Game of observation : ISPY
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Everything : ALL
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A.M.A. members : DOCS
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"My dog ___ fleas" : HAS
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Roar with mirth : BUSTOUTLAUGHING
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Disreputable paper : RAG
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Apropos of : ASTO
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__ & Perrins (sauce brand) : LEA
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"Dancing Queen" quartet : ABBA
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Rent-A-Wreck competitor : AVIS
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Aggressively publicize : FLOG
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Like a basset hound : FLOPEARED
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Stop, Yield and No Passing : SIGNS
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Dowsing need : ROD
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Future C.E.O.'s deg. : MBA
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Bowl over : AWE
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Survivalist's structure : BOMBSHELTER
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Make funny faces : MUG
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Singer Brickell : EDIE
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Rainbow color : INDIGO
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Pesticide-monitoring grp. : EPA
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Everything else : REST
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"Newhart" actor Tom : POSTON
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Long-tailed pest : RAT
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Relative of an ostrich : EMU
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Precooks, in a way : PARBOILS
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Joints that may be twisted : ANKLES
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Bright thoughts : IDEAS
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Sunbathers catch them : RAYS
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"Eww, gross!" : UGH
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Quaint exclamation : MEOHMY
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Movie trailer, e.g. : PROMO
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Attack : SETON
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Autumn blooms : ASTERS
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1950's music style : DOOWOP
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Not wide-awake : SLEEPY
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Pick : SELECT
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Opposite of muscle : FLAB
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Humdinger : LULU
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Put into servitude : ENSLAVE
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Piece of china : DISH
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Magician Henning : DOUG
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___ double-take : DOA
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Humble homes : HUTS
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In the past : AGO
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1-Down catcher : TRAP
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Comments to the audience : ASIDES
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Phone answerer's cry : ILLGETIT
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Element #10 : NEON
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Jokes that may be "running" : GAGS
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Steep-roofed house : AFRAME
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Explode : BLOWUP
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Spanish grocery : BODEGA
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One of the Three Musketeers : ARAMIS
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Pastures : FIELDS
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Fire remnant : EMBER
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Place to live : ABODE
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Shorthand expert : STENO
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Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria : SHIP
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"Wanna ___?" : BET
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Self-image : EGO
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Harry Potter's best friend : RON

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

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