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New York Times, Monday, May 27, 2002

Mississippi city where Elvis was born

Author:
Norman Wizer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Norman S. Wizer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {CFQVXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Wizer.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/27/02 ( No. 19,193 )

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Across
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Listened to : HEARD
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Nickname for a good ol' boy : BUBBA
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Entrepreneur's deg. : MBA
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"The Goat" playwright Edward : ALBEE
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Zones : AREAS
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Seek office : RUN
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Etiquette expert : MISSMANNERS
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Wager : BET
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They're not yet adults : PUPAS
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Conductors' sticks : BATONS
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Head of a fleet : ADMIRAL
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Colorful crested bird : BLUEJAY
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Photocopier attachment : SORTER
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Rice dish : PAELLA
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Part of a printing press : INKER
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Least good : WORST
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Actress Peeples : NIA
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Solicits for payment : DUNS
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Organ features : PIPES
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10-percenters: Abbr. : AGTS
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W.W. II region: Abbr. : ETO
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Eiffel Tower's home : PARIS
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Falling sound : SPLAT
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Rabbit's home : WARREN
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Mississippi city where Elvis was born : TUPELO
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Alcohol : SPIRITS
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Reveals secrets about : TELLSON
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"I'm in a rush!" : NOTIME
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Lessen : ABATE
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Suffix with schnozz : OLA
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Language mangler : MRSMALAPROP
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___ and vinegar : OIL
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Boner : ERROR
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Weeper of myth : NIOBE
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Office seeker, for short : POL
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Raises, as children : REARS
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Not on the perimeter : SETIN
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Popular Easter dish : HAM
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Stomach muscles, briefly : ABS
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Breathers : RESPITES
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More reserved : DEMURER
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Trite : BANAL
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Coffee vessels : URNS
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"Busy" one : BEE
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Free of pointed parts : BARBLESS
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Military offensive : ASSAULT
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Famous tap-dancer : MRBOJANGLES
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___ Vista Lake, Calif. : BUENA
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Anxious : ANTSY
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Parenthetical comment : ASIDE
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Food with a hole in the middle : DONUT
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One with encyclopedic knowledge : MRKNOWITALL
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Exposes : BARES
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Stop by : POPIN
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Electrical lines : WIRES
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From Rome: Prefix : ITALO
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___ Martin (auto) : ASTON
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Back section of seats : PARTERRE
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Dessert often served à la mode : APPLEPIE
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More fastidious : PRIMMER
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Islamic chiefs : SULTANS
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Bush spokesman Fleischer : ARI
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Dabbling duck : TEAL
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Busybody : SNOOP
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Old disease : POLIO
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Skiers' transports : TBARS
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Love god : AMOR
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Mex. lady : SRA
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Rubbish : ROT
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___-Wan Kenobi : OBI
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Paper Mate product : PEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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