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New York Times, Saturday, May 25, 2002

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0525 ( 19,191 )

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Across
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Time of one's life : BLAST
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Time of one's life : MIDDLEAGE
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Mechanical procedures : ROTES
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Procter & Gamble cleaner : IVORYSNOW
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Toluidine, e.g. : AMINE
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Uses a shortcut : SAVESTIME
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Way in : GATE
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Bird with a long, protrusible tongue : HONEYEATER
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Purchase of 1867 : ALASKA
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Vice squad?: Abbr. : ATF
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Behind ___ : BARS
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Pumas, e.g. : BIGCATS
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The Enns crosses it: Abbr. : AUS
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Way to walk : ONAIR
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Unscrews : TWISTSOFF
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City near Venice : UDINE
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Field for a Th.D.: Abbr. : REL
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Confuse : RAVEL
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Reddish-orange : TANGERINE
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Oldsmobile model : ALERO
42
National b'day honoree : MLK
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Let have the final word : DEFERTO
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Refuse visitors? : RATS
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Where to make a scene : SET
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Not let remain still : RESTIR
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Downtown Honolulu landmark : ALOHATOWER
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Like some merchandise : SALE
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Morris's gift : NINELIVES
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Castilian hero : ELCID
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Ones being grilled, maybe : DETAINEES
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Green who starred in Broadway's "Babes in Arms" : MITZI
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So that one may : INORDERTO
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Meet surprise : UPSET
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Vaunt : BRAGABOUT
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Town south of San Bernardino : LOMALINDA
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Up to more mischief : ATITAGAIN
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Growing old : SENESCING
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Literary inits. : TSE
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High-protein paste : MISO
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Divorcee in 1991 news : IVANA
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Joined harmoniously : DOVETAILED
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"J'accuse" subject : DREYFUS
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Dissolve, as cells : LYSE
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Instituted: Abbr. : ESTAB
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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First name in 1960's sitcoms : GOMER
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Some painted vessels : EWERS
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It may rest on a rack : HAT
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Lew, now : KAREEM
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Typing correction : STRIKEOVER
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Bawl out, slangily : STRAFE
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Cyst : WEN
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Buying evidence : SALESSLIP
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Things done openly : OVERTACTS
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Render productive : FERTILIZE
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Sped up : FLOOREDIT
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"Fear Street" series author : RLSTINE
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Elicit a 26-Down : ERR
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James ___, paranormal debunker : RANDI
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One with a big head? : ALIEN
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Scout's mounter : TONTO
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Cut : SHEAR
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Note in nature : TWEET
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"Put ___ on it!" : ALID
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Sinclair alternative : ESSO
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Low-fat meat : EMU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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