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New York Times, Wednesday, May 29, 2002

"Gibraltar may be strong, but ___ are impregnable": Emerson

Author:
Alan Olschwang
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Olschwang.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/29/02 ( No. 19,195 )
Across
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"Belling the Cat" author : AESOP
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Kind of code : PENAL
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New Year overseas : TET
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Ignorance, they say : BLISS
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Love of Livorno : AMORE
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Word of farewell : AVE
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Start of a quote by John Kenneth Galbraith : NOTHINGISSO
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Reunion group : KIN
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Cousin of a foil : EPEE
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Unearthly : EERIE
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Sander part : BELT
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Not the first transaction : RESALE
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Register : ENROL
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Quote, part 2 : ADMIRABLEIN
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Tried to stop from scoring : DEFENSED
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Surgically bind : LIGATE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Actor Stephen : REA
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Times to call, in ads : EVES
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Society stalwart : PILLAR
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Goal-oriented sorts : ASPIRERS
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Quote, part 3 : POLITICSASA
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Item for a fairy? : TOOTH
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Brings to a boil? : ANGERS
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Switch's partner : BAIT
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Early computer language : COBOL
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Math computation : AREA
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Resistance unit : OHM
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End of the quote : SHORTMEMORY
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Draw upon : USE
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Choir's platform : RISER
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Africa's largest country : SUDAN
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Rocky hill : TOR
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Take care of : SEETO
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Gregg expert : STENO
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A Yokum : ABNER
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Split to unite : ELOPE
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Many end in .com : SITES
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Actor Milo : OSHEA
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Trident-shaped letter : PSI
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Summon : PAGE
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Mideast bigwig : EMIR
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More meddlesome : NOSIER
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Magazine store? : ARSENAL
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Charlemagne's crowner : LEO
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Depart : TAKELEAVE
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Satan's doings : EVIL
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Carnival sight : TENT
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Has to have : NEEDS
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Lahr co-star of 1939 : BOLGER
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PC linkup : LAN
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Stat for Sosa : RBI
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Mal de ___ : MER
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"Gibraltar may be strong, but ___ are impregnable": Emerson : IDEAS
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Cato's way : ITER
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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Johnny of "Ed Wood" : DEPP
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Director Petri : ELIO
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40-hour-a-weeker : FULLTIMER
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Mama Cass ___ : ELLIOT
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King of Judah : ASA
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Valens who sang "Donna" : RITCHIE
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Writer Fleming : IAN
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Pick out : CHOOSE
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Full range : GAMUT
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Chip away : ERODE
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Showed over : RERAN
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Refuse : SAYNO
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Event on a card : BOUT
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Facetious "I see" : AHSO
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A Maverick : BRET
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Other, in Acapulco : OTRO
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Ones of the highest grade: Abbr. : SRS
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Highway curve : ESS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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