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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 2002

Certain spiders in "Spider-Man"

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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71.52
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQX} This is puzzle # 87 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Estes.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/20/02 ( No. 19,186 )
Across
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Garage sale tag : ASIS
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The whole spectrum : ATOZ
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Sea creatures with claws : CRABS
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Worker's ___ (insurance) : COMP
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Catch rodeo-style : ROPE
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"Scheherazade" locale : HAREM
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Knight's protection : CHAINMAIL
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Quite sharp : ACUTE
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Marisa of "What Women Want" : TOMEI
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Bad firecracker : DUD
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James Dean persona : REBEL
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Econ. yardstick : GNP
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Letter distribution on base : MAILCALL
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"Close, but no cigar" : NICETRY
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Mermaid's home : SEA
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Phone the folks : CALLHOME
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Despot : TYRANT
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___ Khan : AGA
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Sheetful of cookies : BATCH
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Twinings product : TEA
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Italian cheese : ROMANO
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Money for the house : HOMELOAN
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Fellows : MEN
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Certain spiders in "Spider-Man" : MUTANTS
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Linguistic borrowing : LOANWORD
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Moo ___ pork : SHU
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Fouled up : ERRED
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"___ you sure?" : ARE
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Ice house : IGLOO
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Treat badly : ABUSE
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Theme of this puzzle : WORDCHAIN
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"Hasta la ___, baby!" : VISTA
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NBC's peacock, e.g. : LOGO
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Sitting on one's hands : IDLE
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Gas additive : ETHYL
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Smudge : SPOT
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Loch ___ : NESS
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It's got your number: Abbr. : ACCT
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London shopping district : SOHO
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Muslim holy man : IMAM
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Big name in catalogs : SPIEGEL
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Pitcher's pride : ARM
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Warty hopper : TOAD
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Poppy product : OPIUM
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Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald : ZELDA
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Pride of country music : CHARLEY
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Indy entry : RACECAR
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Island near Curaçao : ARUBA
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Tropical nut : BETEL
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Whiff : SMELL
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Final inning, usually : NINTH
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Gratis, to a lawyer : PROBONO
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Land bridge : ISTHMUS
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Raleigh's state: Abbr. : NCAR
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Othello's undoer : IAGO
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Chowder morsel : CLAM
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Vocalist Sumac : YMA
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Plenty, and then some : ATON
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In apple-pie order : NEAT
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Shades from the sun : TANS
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See 65-Down : COM
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General pardon : AMNESTY
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F.D.R.'s plan : NEWDEAL
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Code of conduct : ETHIC
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Rowan & Martin's show : LAUGHIN
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Sailor's shore time : LEAVE
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Planet's path : ORBIT
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In ___ (hurriedly) : ARUSH
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R&B singer Lou : RAWLS
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Start to wilt : DROOP
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It follows that : ERGO
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Put on board, as cargo : LADE
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Lubricates : OILS
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Small bills : ONES
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With 40-Down, a modern company : DOT

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

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