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New York Times, Friday, May 3, 2002

Part of a popular collect call number

Author:
William I. Johnston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.56112
William I. Johnston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 8 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Johnston.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/3/02 ( No. 19,169 )
Across
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Like laps in a pool : SWUM
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Secret society : MAFIA
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Spar : MAST
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Mesa people : HOPI
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Superior : ELECT
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Brand that's canned : ALPO
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2000 Britney Spears hit : OOPSIDIDITAGAIN
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Sponges, so to speak : USERS
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___ viveur (man about town) : BON
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Actor Vaughn : VINCE
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Schoolbag item : THREERINGBINDER
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Frontier friend : PARD
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Gobs : ALOT
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Highway cloverleaf principle : GRADESEPARATION
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Sci-fi lip-reader : HAL
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Babe, so to speak : FOX
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Key letter : PHI
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Tot's song : IMALITTLETEAPOT
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Immodest exclamation : TADA
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"Six Feet Under" son : NATE
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Some party decorations : CHINESELANTERNS
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End of May? : LONGA
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Blockhead : LUG
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Pain: Suffix : ALGIA
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Higgledy-piggledy : INALLDIRECTIONS
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Staff member? : NOTE
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African grazer : RHINO
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Northern Ireland lough : ERNE
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Western author : GREY
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Traitor : JUDAS
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Curious George's creators : REYS
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Tallyho, e.g. : SHOUT
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Rushing sound: Var. : WOOSH
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Historic part of Germany : UPPERPALATINATE
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Take tit for tat? : MISREAD
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Kind of school : MED
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Out : ALIBI
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Devoured : FEDON
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It may have flower decorations : ICING
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Part of a popular collect call number : ATT
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Noted 1920's-30's French war minister : MAGINOT
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Former Washington duo : ALANDTIPPERGORE
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Jazz (up) : SPICE
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Cartridge contents : TONER
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River of Grenoble : ISERE
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Walled city of Spain : AVILA
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Ways to go: Abbr. : RDS
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Where spirits are located : BAR
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Phone trio : GHI
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Batter : RAM
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Newt, once : EFT
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Newt, once : POL
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Fire truck item : AXE
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Exclamation of surprise : OHO
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Annual sports event: Abbr. : NIT
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NASA research center : LANGLEY
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Thumbelina doll maker : IDEAL
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Ones having the burden of prof? : TAS
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Cable sta. : TNN
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Corrode : EATAT
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Where pictures may be made : ATELIER
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Stick : CLING
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Nobel, e.g. : HONOR
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"Rubáiyát" illustrator Vedder : ELIHU
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Sensational : LURID
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Booster : AGENA
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Fool : NINNY
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MS. adjuncts : SASES
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70's-80's court figure : DRJ
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A.&P. and Amex, e.g. : COS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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