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New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 2002

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Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Underwood.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/23/02 ( No. 19,189 )
Across
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*Disdain ... rank ... high-hat : SNOB
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Film "citizen" : KANE
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*Rio ... rhythm ... ballroom : SAMBA
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Off-limits: Var. : TABU
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Parodied : APED
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Like some hallowed walls : IVIED
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*Mideast ... pipeline ... embargo : OPEC
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Israeli mount : ZION
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*Marching ... rings ... stripes : BANDS
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Field that may include 36-Across : PSYCHOANALYSIS
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Long time : AEON
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PC key : ALT
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*Sweat ... hormones ... thyroid : GLANDS
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Places to stay : INNS
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*Friday ... York ... Pepper : SGT
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Was laid up : AILED
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*Opera ... coloratura ... "Eri tu" : ARIA
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*Blacksmith ... Mother Goose ... tongue : SHOE
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How to solve this puzzle's starred clues : FREEASSOCIATION
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"M*A*S*H" actor : FARR
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Farm sound : OINK
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Not lost : SAVED
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N.Y.C. zone : EST
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*Trapshooting ... Ali ... kiln : CLAY
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Flares : SPLAYS
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Whiz : PRO
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*Wind ... cruise ... canvas : SAIL
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Origin of 36-Across responses : THEUNCONSCIOUS
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Honors : LAUDS
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*"Famous" ... Andy ... prophet : AMOS
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"Yes ___?" : ORNO
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Showy display : ECLAT
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A Dumas : PERE
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Major alliance : NATO
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*Opera ... wine ... boot : ITALY
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*Bills ... column ... binary code : ONES
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*Opening ... machine ... schedule : SLOT
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*Sign ... organ ... telegram : STOP
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Drops off : NAPS
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Observe : OBEY
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*Adventure ... treasure ... Tampa : BUCCANEER
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Toy tooters : KAZOOS
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Beelike : APIAN
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No. 10 : NEON
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Writer Buchanan : EDNA
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Female oracles : SIBYLS
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Order at sea : AVAST
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*Skirt ... van ... computer : MINI
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*Queens ... oysters ... flowers : BEDS
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*TV ... want ... clutter : ADS
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Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
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The Pineapple Island : LANAI
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Howler : GAFFE
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Turkish money : LIRAS
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*Siren ... danger ... perked up : ALERT
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Swiftian device : IRONY
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Cause for a Band-Aid : NICK
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Part of a Hindu trinity : SHIVA
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Like roasted marshmallows : GOOEY
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Inclines : TENDS
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*Eastern ... vast ... Marco Polo : ASIA
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*Prancing ... male ... mares : STALLIONS
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Wise lawmaker : SOLON
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Molded salad : ASPIC
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Like some bread : CRUSTY
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Mouths off : SASSES
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*Piano ... bike ... loom : PEDAL
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Cause for earplugs : SNORE
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Oafs lack it : TACT
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*Hawaii ... grass skirts ... Bowl : HULA
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Syndicate chief : CAPO
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*Eclipse ... black cat ... future : OMEN
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*Exam ... dentist ... Roberts : ORAL
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Golden rule word : UNTO
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*Sweep ... coal ... Santa : SOOT
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Island ring? : LEI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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