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New York Times, Saturday, May 29, 2004

20-Across : Waste time

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2004, The New York Times5/29/04 ( No. 19,926 )
Across
1
Good clean fun? : BUBBLEBATH
11
Bolted : SHUT
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Typical Scarlatti work : OPERASERIA
16
Bar ___ : NONE
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Public relations people : ADVANCEMEN
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Leading ammunition maker : OLIN
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Film featuring Slinky Dog and Hamm the Pig : TOYSTORY
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Waste time : DAWDLE
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One of a matched pair, maybe : HERS
23
Henpecks : CARPSAT
24
Mount ___, highest peak in the Rockies : ELBERT
27
Most sexually alluring : FOXIEST
28
Pick up from school : LEARN
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Was older than : FOREDATED
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Regrettable : SAD
32
Tosses it in : FOLDS
33
Pulse quickener, say : IRE
34
They snip and clip : EDGETOOLS
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TV show created by Steven Bochco : LALAW
39
Fine : PENALTY
40
In an ugly way : FOULLY
41
Able to bear : FERTILE
42
Pink-slip : BOOT
43
Castel Sant'___ (Roman museum) : ANGELO
44
Ajar : HALFOPEN
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Old nick : SCAR
49
Carnival game played with a mallet : WHACKAMOLE
51
Proctor's call : TIME
52
Drinks made with mixers : MILKSHAKES
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Husky burden : SLED
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They're full of life : ECOSYSTEMS
Down
1
Salt holder : BOAT
2
Beehive, e.g. : UPDO
3
Multitude : BEVY
4
More impudent : BRASHER
5
Light case : LANTERN
6
Ford model introduced in 1981 : ESCORT
7
What "Britney Spears" means in rhyming slang : BEERS
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It may go into action : ARMY
9
Even finish : TIE
10
Stone Age relics : HANDAXES
11
Stir-fry tidbit : SNOWPEA
12
Freezes : HOLDSSTILL
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Done on one side : UNILATERAL
14
Precept : TENET
21
Bone-dry : ARID
23
Some trousers : CORDS
24
"Anything ___" (Woody Allen film) : ELSE
25
Number 2, e.g. : LEADPENCIL
26
Cheating-woman-with-an-angry-husband con : BADGERGAME
27
Unwise undertaking : FOLLY
29
Historical author seen on PBS's "The Civil War" : FOOTE
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___-eyed (naive) : DEWY
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Restaurant hostess's command : FOLLOWME
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Typed in : ENTERED
36
Final portion : TAIL
37
Scrubbers : LOOFAHS
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Retro restaurant : AUTOMAT
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Like Ma and Pa Kettle : FOLKSY
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Some religious observances : FASTS
42
Bets on : BACKS
44
Good sign? : HALO
45
Stick : POKE
46
Low-grade?: Abbr. : ELEM
47
1987 Costner role : NESS
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Coca-Cola drink brand : HIC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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