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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 2003

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 169 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 19,555 )

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Across
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Beseech : APPEALTO
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Dresses : HABITS
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Having just sold the last one : FRESHOUT
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Alkene series hydrocarbon : OLEFIN
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Wasn't worried : FELTSAFE
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Fixed : REDONE
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Prefix with style or spore : EPI
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Disconnected : OFFLINE
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Literary monogram : RWE
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Bad: Prefix : CACO
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
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Cultural aid? : AGAR
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It's a living : TRADE
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Semicircular moldings : TORI
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Heart : CORE
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Some "S.N.L." sketches : SENDUPS
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Passed : ENACTED
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Title of respect : SRI
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Sharing word : OUR
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Initial advantage : TOEHOLD
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Life-giving principles : PNEUMAS
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___ Christi : ANNO
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About : ORSO
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Rested : LEANT
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Half a 1980's sitcom duo : KATE
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Flip response? : TAILS
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Rebuke : SLAP
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Obsolete suffix : ETH
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Place for an autograph : FLYLEAF
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___ premium : ATA
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Works : OEUVRE
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"We have different styles" : IMNOTYOU
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Roman emblem signifying power : FASCES
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Bureaucracy of a sort : CITYHALL
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Réunion arrivals : FRERES
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Volatile solvents : ACETONES
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Touches : AFFECTS
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Whip up : PREPARE
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___ Island National Wildlife Refuge, in Florida : PELICAN
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Fla. setting : EST
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Comment of enlightenment : AHSO
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Doesn't work : LOAFS
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Low seats : TUFFETS
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1887 La Scala premiere : OTELLO
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Interrupts : HORNSINON
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Main course? : ALEE
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Rock stratum : BED
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"Oops" : IFORGOT
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Old kitchen supplies : TINWARE
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Disdained, with "at" : SNEERED
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French noun suffix : IERE
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It's useless without its mate : ODDSHOE
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Grows : ACCRUES
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Mark's successor : EURO
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Flying alone : PILOTLESS
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"The Shelters of Stone" author : AUEL
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Leave : TAKEOFF
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Running wild : ONATEAR
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Excite : ENTHUSE
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Farm hauler : DRAY
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Contents of a political tract, maybe : POLEMIC
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Language from which "amok" is derived : MALAYAN
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France, for one : ANATOLE
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Wren creation : STPAULS
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Flint is a form of it : SILICA
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Health, in Le Havre : SANTE
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Without plans : FREE
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Four-time Indy 500 winner : FOYT
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Taper : VCR
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Even if, briefly : THO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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