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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 19,190 )

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Wise ones : SMARTALECKS
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Scared stiff, maybe : WHITEASASHEET
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Bases of beliefs : FIRSTPRINCIPLES
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Snobby : ELITIST
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Having the best of hands : DEFTEST
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Bugs bugger : ELMER
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De ___ : FACTO
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Lower : DEPRESS
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Member of a cabal : PLOTTER
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Old march organizer: Abbr. : SDS
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Hot : SAHARAN
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Grad. school class, maybe : SEM
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First name in the Mideast : YASIR
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Former French money: Abbr. : FRS
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Early Ping-Pong score : THREEUP
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Suffix with Caesar : EAN
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Speaks one's mind : LETSRIP
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Drive crazy : DERANGE
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Bond : UNITE
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Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
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Thankless one : INGRATE
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Halftime players : PEPBAND
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Group that's left? : DEMOCRATICPARTY
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Busboy's responsibility : TABLESETTINGS
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Concur : SEEEYETOEYE
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Little guys : SHRIMPS
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Mac : MISTER
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Clothes : ATTIRES
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Sells (for) : REPS
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Like sour grapes : TART
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"___ recall ..." : ASI
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Subject of many disputes : LAND
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Suffix with fluor- : ESCE
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Light and frothy : CHIFFON
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Persisted in : KEPTAT
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Goes for : SELECTS
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Devised, in a sense : WILLED
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Proctor's charge : TESTEE
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Sustains : FEEDS
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11, on the Beaufort scale : STORM
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Introduce oneself : SAYHI
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Quick : SHARP
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Was meddlesome : PRIED
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Movie cowboy with a horse named Rush : LARUE
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"Peer Gynt" character : ASE
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Not settled : FLUID
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Milk curdler : RENNET
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Bad marks : STIGMAS
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Goo : TREACLE
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One who hasn't gone public? : PREPPIE
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Blow up : ENLARGE
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Canvassers : AGENTS
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Geeklike : NERDY
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It won't go on for long : STROBE
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Erie Canal terminus : ALBANY
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Part of a windbreak, maybe : TREE
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Trouble-free : EASY
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Whig prime minister of Britain : PITT
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Outer: Prefix : ECTO
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Course requirement? : TEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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