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New York Times, Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {HQ} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 19,188 )
Across
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Treaty subject : ARMS
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Broadway's Bob : FOSSE
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Org. of which Nancy Lopez was once champion : LPGA
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Hang over one's head : LOOM
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For the birds? : AVIAN
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Neighbor of Azerbaijan : IRAN
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Prediction basis #1 : TAROTCARDS
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Author ___ Neale Hurston : ZORA
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Biblical landfall : ARARAT
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Diving bird : AUK
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Chess champ before and after Botvinnik : TAL
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Hem again : RESEW
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Prediction basis #2 : ASTROLOGY
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60's campus org. : SDS
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Card balance : DEBT
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Draws out : EDUCES
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Old yellers? : CRIERS
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Was second-best : LOST
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Prediction basis #3 : CRYSTALBALL
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English painter John : OPIE
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Buttinskies : SNOOPS
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Prod : URGEON
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Robt. E. Lee, e.g. : GENL
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Côte ___, France : DOR
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Prediction basis #4 : TEALEAVES
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"The Three Faces ___" : OFEVE
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Car ad abbr. : APR
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Hoop grp. : NBA
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Wept wildly, maybe : EMOTED
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Ties up the line : GABS
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Prediction basis #5 : OUIJABOARD
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Suffix with stink : EROO
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Cause to swell : BLOAT
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Adriatic resort : LIDO
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Like a pinup : SEXY
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Check mates? : STUBS
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Toil wearily : SLOG
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Sacred places : ALTARS
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Laughed loudly : ROARED
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Swampy area : MORASS
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Chocolaty campfire treat : SMORE
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Almanac bit : FACT
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Egg cells : OVA
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Lady's man : SIR
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1978 Peace co-Nobelist : SADAT
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Guarantee : ENSURE
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Gossipy Smith : LIZ
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The right stuff? : PROTOCOL
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Some sale sites : GARAGES
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Assayer, e.g. : ANALYST
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Cheaply showy : TAWDRY
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Sent to the mat : KOD
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Cases the joint for, say : ABETS
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Way out : STRANGE
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Slow times : LULLS
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Frozen Wasser : EIS
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Angler's basket : CREEL
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Tart fruits : SLOES
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Container with a lid that flips : CIGARBOX
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Voyage beginning? : BON
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Self-confidence : APLOMB
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Power problems : OUTAGES
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Whip up : PREPARE
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Vintner's prefix : OEN
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Moguls : NABOBS
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Micromanager's concern : DETAIL
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Carry too far : OVERDO
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Football blitz : REDDOG
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Safe place : VAULT
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Nincompoops : FOOLS
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Takes in : EATS
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Sauce source : SOY
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Promise to pay : IOU
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The "one" of a one-two : JAB

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

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