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New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Start of a definition of television, by 9-Down

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times5/21/03 ( No. 19,552 )

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Across
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RCA product : VCR
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Rock singer/poet Smith : PATTI
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Drink from fermented milk : KEFIR
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Pension supplement, for short : IRA
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Fake fat brand : OLEAN
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Rust, e.g. : OXIDE
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Tribe related to the Fox : SAC
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Civil War side : NORTH
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Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
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Start of a definition of television, by 9-Down : AMEDIUMSOCALLED
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Spendthrift's outing : SPREE
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Diplomat's asset : TACT
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Some coll. exams : LSATS
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Feared flier : TSETSE
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Definition, part 2 : BECAUSEIT
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One with a list? : DEAN
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NATO member : USA
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Public image : PERSONA
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Chi. setting : CST
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Buster? : NARC
45
Definition, part 3 : ISNEITHER
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Stopper, informally : KIBOSH
50
"___ the Top" : YOURE
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Sit on it : RUMP
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Sit on it : PERCH
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End of the definition : RARENORWELLDONE
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Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
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Beatles phenomenon, e.g. : MANIA
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Tend the turf : MOW
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He once worked for Edison : TESLA
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Follow, as a tip : ACTON
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Downed a sub? : ATE
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Wood finish : STAIN
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Aussie outlaw Kelly : NED
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Travelers' papers : VISAS
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Writer's woe : CRAMP
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Soap Box Derby entrant : RACER
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Pays what is due : PONIESUP
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Five to ten, e.g. : TERM
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Makes lace : TATS
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___ water : INHOT
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Big name in early TV : KOVACS
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Grandly praised : EXALTED
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Plug : FILL
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___ fixe : IDEE
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No longer in the service: Abbr. : RETD
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Crème ___ crème : DELA
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Subject of a B. Kliban drawing : CAT
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Garr of "Young Frankenstein" : TERI
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Hardly macho : SISSY
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Word with high- or low- : TECH
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MS. enclosure : SASE
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___'acte : ENTR
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"Nonsense!" : BUNK
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Engine part, for short : CARB
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___ avail : TONO
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Opposite of alt, in German : NEU
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727, e.g. : AIRPLANE
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Violinist/composer Arcangelo ___ : CORELLI
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Prepared to drive, with "up" : TEED
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Summer shade : SUNTAN
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Wellness grp. : HMO
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Spin doctor : PRMAN
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Eternal City dweller : ROMAN
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Large bill : CNOTE
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Cut down : HEWED
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"Phooey!" : RATS
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Be a lookout for, say : ABET
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Montgomery's Parks : ROSA
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City named for an Indian tribe : WACO
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Big 22-Down : LION

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