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New York Times, Friday, May 31, 2002

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0531 ( 19,197 )
Across
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Scurrilous critic : BACKBITER
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Dalmatian, e.g. : CROAT
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Popular Ford van : ECONOLINE
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Coop : HUTCH
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Perfect : ERRORLESS
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Provider of fall color : ASTER
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English jurist who wrote "De laudibus legum Angliae" : FORTESCUE
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It can be taken on a trip : PHOTO
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Touches : ABUTS
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Oscar winner Hunt : LINDA
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"I can't believe it!" : MAN
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Swimmer's routine : LAPS
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Any in a group of puppies : LITTERMATE
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Master Melvin of baseball : OTT
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"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" writer : POPE
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They're not pretty : CRONES
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Good thing : PLUS
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Sir's partner : MAAM
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Orville or Wilbur Wright, e.g. : OHIOAN
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Kind of phone : CELL
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Low : SAD
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Messages of love and kisses? : CANDYGRAMS
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Scheherazade's lifesaver : TALE
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Ninnies : GEESE
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Enthusiasm gone too far : MANIA
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Unfamiliar with : NEWTO
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Wide-mouthed porcelain container : GINGERJAR
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Previously : AFORE
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Situate between : INTERPOSE
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Engraver Albrecht : DURER
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Lunar phenomena : MOONRISES
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Company that makes a mint : ANDES
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History final, maybe : ESSAYTEST
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Low-fat meat : BEEFALO
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Flipper : ACROBAT
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Taint : CORRUPT
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Fife player : KNOTTS
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Snoozers : BORES
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Unhappy happenings : ILLS
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Some jewelry for men : TIECLIPS
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Forming a series : ENSUITE
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Bristle at : RESENT
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Thicket : CHAPARRAL
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Bungee jumper's feeling : RUSH
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Part of a living room set : OTTOMAN
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See-through sheet : ACETATE
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King-sized furniture? : THRONES
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Models may have them on : DECALS
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Airport area : LOUNGE
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Soccer ___ : MOM
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Theater audience : PLAYGOERS
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It's side-splitting : POD
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Locks of hair and such : MEMENTOS
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Song that ends "We stand on guard for thee" : OCANADA
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"Enjoy yourself!" : HAVEFUN
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Briefly : INAWORD
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Houses with decks : CASINOS
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First capital of California : SANJOSE
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Things to hide behind : ALIASES
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Sugar substitute? : DEAREST
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Ruling body : REGIME
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Fossil preserver : TARPIT
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Blithe : MERRY
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Family ___ : TREE
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Actress Rowlands : GENA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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