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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 2002

Item for an armed detective, maybe

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times5/6/02 ( No. 19,172 )
Across
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Maker of Space Invaders : ATARI
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Cut with scissors : SNIP
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Verdant : LUSH
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Batman's sidekick : ROBIN
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"Voilà!" : TADA
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Gazetteer datum : AREA
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Punch in the mouth : KNUCKLESANDWICH
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Locale : SITE
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Clean air org. : EPA
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Lovers' secret meetings : TRYSTS
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"___ está usted?" : COMO
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Roller coaster cry : WHEE
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Token punishment : SLAPONTHEWRIST
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Not tacit : SPOKEN
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Billy Joel's "Tell ___ About It" : HER
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Sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Pooped out : TIRED
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Boeing 747, e.g. : JET
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The Jetsons' dog : ASTRO
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Royal flush card : ACE
40
Cheerios grain : OAT
41
Bordeaux wine : CLARET
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Having drinks : BENDINGANELBOW
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They're exchanged at the altar : IDOS
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"So what ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Sitting room : PARLOR
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Iceland's ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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It's $24 on Marvin Gardens : RENT
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Item for an armed detective, maybe : SHOULDERHOLSTER
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Chimney grime : SOOT
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Lake touching four states : ERIE
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French city, in song : PAREE
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Moppet : TYKE
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Caboose's spot : REAR
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Dag Hammarskjöld, for one : SWEDE
Down
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Clumsy boats : ARKS
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Singer Braxton : TONI
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Border on : ABUT
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Low-calorie snack : RICECAKE
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Calligrapher's purchase : INK
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Walk over : STEPON
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Shuttle org. : NASA
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Neighbor of Wyo. : IDA
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Black cat : PANTHER
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Perry Mason or Ally McBeal : LAWYER
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"QB VII" author : URIS
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Splinter group : SECT
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Triumphant cries : HAHS
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Iced tea garnish : LEMON
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Didn't stand pat : DREW
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Newspaper's ___ page : OPED
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Sharpen : WHET
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It might be put on the rack : SPICE
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"Two Women" star Sophia : LOREN
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Letter before iota : THETA
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Preface : INTRO
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It has a groovy head : SCREW
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Choo-choo's sound : TOOT
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Pierce : STAB
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Fancy sports cars, for short : JAGS
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"___ fair in love ..." : ALLS
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Portable cutter : SABERSAW
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Not in stock yet : ONORDER
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String quartet instrument : CELLO
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Weaken with water : DILUTE
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Screen favorite : IDOL
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Infernal : NETHER
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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Sailor's greeting : AHOY
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Piece next to a knight : ROOK
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Require : NEED
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Orchard unit : TREE
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Turntable turners, briefly : LPS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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