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New York Times, Saturday, May 4, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0504 ( 19,170 )
Across
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Restricted area : NOFLYZONE
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Summers in the Far East? : ABACI
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Settle : AGREEUPON
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Molly of Yiddish theater : PICON
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Some EEG users : SLEEPLABS
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Heels : CADS
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Eskimo knife : ULU
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Round numbers : AUGHTS
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Munic. legislator : ALD
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They may have bullets : ITEMS
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Draft pick : ALE
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Marine fish : RAYS
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Altogether : INSUM
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Fast eddy : SPIN
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Entertain, in a way : WINE
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Sets of instructions : RECIPES
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Autoharp, e.g. : STRING
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"___ here" (classic line from "Poltergeist") : THEYRE
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Bar orders : CHASERS
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Imply : MEAN
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1970's N.L. powerhouse : REDS
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8 1/2-pound statue : OSCAR
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Calls (for) : ASKS
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Prefix with cardium : EPI
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Like some cycles : LUNAR
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Cool, man : HEP
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End : WRAPUP
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Be up : BAT
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Certain surgery, for short : LIPO
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Traffic cop, at times : CITER
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Excoriates : LACESINTO
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Nitrogen compound : AZOLE
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Hot : ONASTREAK
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Rabin's successor : PERES
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It may follow an opening : CASTPARTY
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Track overseer : NASCAR
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Crazy Horse, for one : OGLALA
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First name in horror : FREDDY
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Virginia clan : LEES
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"Sure" : YEP
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One of about nine million South Africans : ZULU
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Iridescent : OPALINE
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Parental admonition : NOBUTS
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An antenna has four : ENS
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Mark of excellence : APLUS
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Bookstore sect. : BIOG
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Try not to look down : ACTHAPPY
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More dear : COSTLIER
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Only partly : INASENSE
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Current gadget : AMMETER
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Source of about 20% of U.S. imports: Abbr. : EUR
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Deli order : SWISS
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Clique : INGROUP
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Tuscan tourist city : SIENA
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Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 ___ minor : INE
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Chinese tea : CHA
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Bottle top : SCREWCAP
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1963 Paul Newman film : THEPRIZE
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Engine component : RADIATOR
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It has two dashes: Abbr. : SSN
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Rattles : MARACAS
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Site of many changes : CABANA
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Sock production? : SHINER
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Persisted with : KEPTAT
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Hair-raising : SPOOKY
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Attractive things : LURES
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Cosmos star : PELE
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Probe : TEST
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Old money : LIRA
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___ cit. (term paper abbr.) : LOC
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Big name in auto products : STP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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