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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 2001

Author:
William I. Johnston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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William I. Johnston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Johnston. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 18,825 )

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Across
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Emphatic agreement : AMEN
5
Pitcher Shawn ___ : ESTES
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See 48-Down : CATS
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Circular announcement : SALE
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Ring : CHIME
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Mine, in Montréal : AMOI
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X : SYMBOLICUNKNOWN
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Unusual : ABERRANT
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Pulls down, so to speak : EARNS
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Méditerranée, par exemple : MER
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You may flirt with it : DISASTER
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Thun's river : AAR
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"Farewell, My Lovely" novelist : CHANDLER
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Neighbor of an Afghani : IRANI
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Bohr's study : ATOM
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___ y plata (Montana's motto) : ORO
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X : RATINGFORADULTS
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Hollywood job: Abbr. : AGT
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It means nothing to Nicolette : RIEN
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"Shake, Rattle and Roll" singer : HALEY
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Sticky situation : QUAGMIRE
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Crop : MAW
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Sorry soul : REPENTER
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Authority on diamonds? : UMP
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"I don't buy it" : PSHAW
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7,926 miles, for the earth : DIAMETER
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X : SIMPLESIGNATURE
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___-eyed : SLOE
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Judging group : PANEL
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Fall preceder, perhaps : TRIP
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Throw out : TOSS
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Like God, in a fire-and-brimstone sermon : ANGRY
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Some queens : ANTS
Down
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Land bordering Bhutan : ASSAM
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Equivocal answer : MAYBE
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Dramatist Rice : ELMER
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North Platte locale: Abbr. : NEBR
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No dessert for a dieter : ECLAIR
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Climbs, in a way : SHINS
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X X X : TICTACTOEENDING
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Source of lean red meat : EMU
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Clinton, e.g.: Abbr. : SEN
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Baseless rumor : CANARD
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Archer of myth : AMOR
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Square setting : TOWN
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Faults : SINS
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Make a father : ORDAIN
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Neato : KEEN
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Less woolly, perhaps : SHORN
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Author Janowitz : TAMA
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Hang out : LOLL
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Noted Folies Bergère designer : ERTE
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Like some outlooks : ROSY
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Operation Desert Storm target : IRAQ
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Lipton, Inc. brand : RAGU
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Girl lead-in : ATTA
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Conflagrant : AFIRE
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What cleats increase : GRIP
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Greg's sitcom wife : DHARMA
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Labor org. since 1935 : UAW
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They may be sour : GRAPES
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Whimper : MEWL
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How brutes behave : MEANLY
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With 10-Across, ocelot and margay : TIGER
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Complete change of mind : UTURN
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Excellence : MERIT
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Gets ready : PREPS
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"Over here!" : PSST
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Minuteman's place : SILO
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They have participating M.D.'s : HMOS
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James of jazz : ETTA
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Grp. monitoring emissions : EPA
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___ Clemente : SAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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