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New York Times, Monday, May 28, 2001

Which words to read in 20-, 38- and 53-Across to get a warm welcome

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times5/28/01 ( No. 18,829 )
Across
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Fool : SIMP
5
Partner of born : BRED
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Attack : BESET
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Work hard : TOIL
15
Continental currency : EURO
16
"Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
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Sicilian spouter : ETNA
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"Q ___ queen" : ASIN
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Sound off : ORATE
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Carouse : PAINTTHETOWNRED
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"O ___ Mio" : SOLE
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Letter writer's afterthoughts : PSS
25
Defective : BAD
28
Send another way : REROUTE
31
Gorilla : APE
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Out of whack : AMISS
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Hit the slopes : SKI
37
Parting of the heavens, maybe : OMEN
38
Reprimand : CALLONTHECARPET
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The "O" in S.R.O. : ONLY
43
Telephone button that lacks letters : ONE
44
Burn balm : SALVE
45
Dissenting vote : NAY
46
Red giant in Scorpius : ANTARES
49
Suffix with musket : EER
50
Spell-off : BEE
51
Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
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Passive-aggressive response : SILENTTREATMENT
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Like a Three Stooges routine : INANE
62
The Platters player : HIFI
63
Spill the beans : BLAB
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Out of port : ATSEA
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Hymn word : AMEN
66
Lohengrin's inamorata : ELSA
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Popular name in fruit juices : MOTTS
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Used to be : WERE
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Derrière : REAR
Down
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Escalate, with "up" : STEP
2
Smidgen : IOTA
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Maxi's opposite : MINI
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They're made with the help of maps : PLANS
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John, Paul, George or Ringo : BEATLE
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Ball carrier : RUSHER
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___-Lackawanna Railroad : ERIE
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Word said with a hand-slap : DONT
9
Shop without buying : BROWSE
10
Makes, as money : EARNS
11
Celeb : STAR
12
Direction from which el sol rises : ESTE
13
Pigeon-___ : TOED
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Midsection : TORSO
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Eye-related : OPTIC
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Breakfast sizzler : BACON
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Microwave maker : AMANA
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Ripsnorter : DILLY
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Milo of "The Verdict" : OSHEA
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Instrument that's strummed : UKE
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Enough : AMPLE
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Pet complaint : PEEVE
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Join : ENTER
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Underhanded : SLY
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"Are you a man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Trio trebled : NONET
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Blasting stuff : TNT
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Selling point : ASSET
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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Close-fitting coat : REEFER
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Figure skater Zayak : ELAINE
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Poet William Rose ___ : BENET
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Hot coal : EMBER
53
Thailand, once : SIAM
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Get ___ shape : INTO
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Which words to read in 20-, 38- and 53-Across to get a warm welcome : LAST
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Winter break : THAW
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"The ___ of the Ancient Mariner" : RIME
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She, in Vichy : ELLE
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Rocket org. : NASA
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Chairlift alternative : TBAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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