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New York Times, Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen M. Tracey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0506 ( 19,537 )
Across
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Athens rival : SPARTA
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Power glitch : SURGE
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One-dimensional : LINEAR
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Best of the best : CHOICEST
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Basements' opposites : ATTICS
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Surpasses in slyness : OUTFOXES
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"Wow!" : THINKOFTHAT
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Corp. bigwig : CEO
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Loudness units : SONES
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Decorative jugs : EWERS
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On vacation : OFF
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Its cap. is Sydney : NSW
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Alpine call : YODEL
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Strike back, say : REACT
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Wheel's center : HUB
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"M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
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"Wow!" : CANYOUBELIEVEIT
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Env. abbreviation : ATTN
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Send via phone line : FAX
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Salami choice : GENOA
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Chico's "ciao" : ADIOS
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Explosive inits. : TNT
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Pine exudation : RESIN
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Magnet for a moth : FLAME
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Cereal grain : OAT
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"Wow!" : JUSTIMAGINE
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War crimes trier : TRIBUNAL
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Win the heart of : ENAMOR
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Completely surround : ENCIRCLE
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It may be vinyl or aluminum : SIDING
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Little laugh : TEHEE
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Takes a nibble of : TASTES
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Blind strip : SLAT
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Central part : PITH
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Opposed to : ANTI
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Jockey's straps : REINS
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Supplement, as a bill : TACKONTO
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Acts investigated by insurance companies : ARSONS
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Highlanders, e.g. : SCOTS
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"Nah!" : UHUH
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"The Godfather" composer Nino ___ : ROTA
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Supertalented : GIFTED
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Environmental prefix : ECO
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"Wow!" : EXCELLENT
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Palm reader, e.g. : SEER
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General ___ chicken (Chinese dish) : TSOS
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Not a lot : FEW
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Use a loom : WEAVE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Accomplishment : FEAT
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"Wow!" : FANTASTIC
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Bald Brynner : YUL
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Kimono tie : OBI
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Singer Lauper : CYNDI
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Witch's work : HEX
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Singer Celine : DION
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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ET carrier : UFO
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Some undergrad degs. : BAS
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"I" problem? : EGOMANIA
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Do harm to : INJURE
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Actress MacGraw : ALI
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Least wild : TAMEST
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Superficial teaching method : ROTE
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Bring in : EARN
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N.J. city near the George Washington Br. : FTLEE
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"Zounds!" : EGADS
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Not up or down, as a stock price: Abbr. : UNCH
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Shopper's lure : SALE
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Not genuine: Abbr. : IMIT
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Zero : NONE
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Work units : ERGS
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Took the bait : BIT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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