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New York Times, Thursday, May 27, 2004

6-Down : Unifying theme

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 82 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times5/27/04 ( No. 19,924 )

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Across
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Reds Hall-of-Famer Tony : PEREZ
6
It holds a yard : MAST
10
Kind of pet : CHIA
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Historic mission : ALAMO
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Northern capital : OSLO
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Kennel enclosures : RUNS
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Wardrobe malfunction at a restaurant? : SLIPOUTFORLUNCH
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Result of some bathing : TAN
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
22
Bacon or Lamb product : ESSAY
23
With 48-Across, wardrobe malfunction at an auto repair shop? : SHIFTINTO
27
Wash against, as the shore : LAPAT
29
Payment penalty : LATEFEE
33
Duvet filling : EIDER
34
Wink, nudge, etc. : CUES
36
Third qtr. starter : JUL
37
Wardrobe malfunction on the job? : SLACKSOFFATWORK
41
Undermine : SAP
42
Knee-slapper : HOOT
43
Subs : HEROS
44
Figure seen at an intersection : OCTAGON
47
Wampum : BEADS
48
See 23-Across : FIRSTGEAR
51
Lock problem? : SNARL
54
Get into a stew? : EAT
55
Amts. of meds : CCS
58
Wardrobe malfunction on a promenade? : HOSEDOWNTHEWALK
63
Dench/Winslet title role of 2001 : IRIS
64
It may hold a spray : VASE
65
1967 hotspot, with "the" : SINAI
66
His poem "Fleas" reads, in its entirety, "Adam / Had 'em" : NASH
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Involuntarily out of a job : AXED
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Unilever brand : QTIPS
Down
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Over : PAST
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2004 film "___ Enchanted" : ELLA
3
Pour : RAIN
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Great Brit., once : EMP
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It features creatures : ZOO
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Unifying theme : MOTIF
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Comparable to a pig : ASFAT
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___-mo : SLO
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Overlook point : TOR
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One who might say "T.G.I.F."? : CRUSOE
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Barbarians at the Battle of Chalons : HUNS
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Andean ancient : INCA
13
Wan : ASHY
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Module : UNIT
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Neighbor of an Estonian : LETT
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Work detail : SPEC
24
Quaint cry : HARK
25
"___ My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen" (1942 hit) : ILEFT
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Org. with far-out goals? : NASA
27
Kew bloom in a Noyes poem : LILAC
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Customize : ADAPT
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15-Across is on one : FJORD
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French or Italian bread : EUROS
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Service group : ELKS
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"The sign of extra service" sloganeer : ESSO
34
Woods varmints : COONS
35
Popular tabloid subj. : UFO
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Which train to take, in song : THEA
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Depreciation consideration : WEAR
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Over : AFRESH
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Put a coat on : GILD
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Title girl in a 1976 Kiss hit : BETH
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It may be perfect : TENSE
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Like some playgrounds : GATED
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Tibia : SHIN
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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With dents and all : ASIS
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Kid's plea : CANI
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Fan sound : CLAP
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Street wear? : SKIS
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Fraternal twins come from two different ones : OVA
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Batiking need : WAX
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Atty.'s title : ESQ
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Comic : WIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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