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New York Times, Monday, May 26, 2003

"To the moon, ___!" ("The Honeymooners" phrase)

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times5/26/03 ( No. 19,557 )
Across
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Was in a choir : SANG
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All-night bash : RAVE
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Tough guys : HEMEN
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Award in the ad biz : CLIO
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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"To the moon, ___!" ("The Honeymooners" phrase) : ALICE
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Much modern popular music : ROCK
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Direct : FORTHRIGHT
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In the offing : AHEAD
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Requisite : NEED
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Emergency message : SOS
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Wedding ceremony, e.g. : MARRIAGERITE
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Drop from the eye : TEAR
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Wandered : ROAMED
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Where fighter jets touch down : AIRSTRIPS
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Shareholder's substitute : PROXY
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Wrath : IRE
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Animal hides : PELTS
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Mincemeat dessert : PIE
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Touches down : LANDS
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Targets of football kicks : GOALPOSTS
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Stuffed shirts : SNOOTS
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Derrière : REAR
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Flier at Kitty Hawk : WILBURWRIGHT
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Row a boat : OAR
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Nut : LOON
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Unearthly : EERIE
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Be a secret author : GHOSTWRITE
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"Ain't Misbehavin'" star Carter : NELL
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Musical show : REVUE
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Any Poe story : TALE
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Improve, as text : EMEND
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Lowly worker : SERF
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Underworld river : STYX
Down
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"Hightail it out of here!" : SCRAM
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Island welcome : ALOHA
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More friendly : NICER
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Speedy one-seaters : GOKARTS
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Gridiron official, for short : REF
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Hubbub : ADO
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Captain Nemo's creator : VERNE
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Computer key : ENTER
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Convertible look-alike : HARDTOP
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Russian fighter jets : MIGS
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Canyon sound : ECHO
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New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
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Legacy receiver : HEIR
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Regimen : DIET
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Org. for people 50 and over : AARP
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"Peer Gynt" composer : GRIEG
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Spot for a headphone : EAR
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Swabs : MOPS
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Escape route : EXIT
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Brunette-to-redhead jobs : DYES
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Is under the weather : AILS
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Tehran's locale : IRAN
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Ashcroft's predecessor : RENO
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Negotiator with Isr. : PLO
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One of the Fab Four : STARR
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Whole lot : SLEW
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Wall Street index, with "the" : DOW
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Unnatural-sounding : STILTED
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Reduce, as expenses : PARE
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Adjusts to the surroundings : ORIENTS
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Glacial : SLOW
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Yawn inducers : BORES
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Merge : UNITE
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"Super!" : GREAT
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Not flat : HILLY
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Pre-Internet communication : TELEX
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Brute : OGRE
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Pause filler : AHEM
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Wander : ROVE
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Natural tanner : SUN
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Road cover : TAR
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Santa's helper : ELF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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