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New York Times, Tuesday, May 7, 2002

What the part-time abacus user didn't feel like?

Author:
Steven Dorfman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVW} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Dorfman.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/7/02 ( No. 19,173 )
Across
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Plays the ponies : BETS
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Dads : PAPAS
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Suitcase : GRIP
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Part of Hawaii : MAUI
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Make amends : ATONE
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Unleashes : TURNSLOOSE
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Penny ___ : ANTE
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What the neophyte jester didn't feel like? : ACOMPLETEFOOL
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Building addition : ANNEX
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Bagel topper : LOX
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Officeholders : INS
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Curtain holder : ROD
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Fashion : FORM
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Relative of a rabbit : HARE
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Common term for strabismus : CROSSEYE
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Bill : TAB
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What the part-time abacus user didn't feel like? : ATOTALFAILURE
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Likely : APT
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And so forth : ETCETERA
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Relative of a rabbit : PIKA
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God of war : ARES
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Tire filler : AIR
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Hold up : ROB
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German cathedral city : ULM
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Castaway's place : ISLET
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What the queasy rodeo rider didn't feel like? : AMILLIONBUCKS
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Savior, to Bach : JESU
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"Family Affair" star of 1960's-70's TV : BRIANKEITH
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
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Reached in a hurry : RANTO
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Rock band Better Than ___ : EZRA
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Gardener's need : HOSE
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Thrown for ___ : ALOSS
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Pond duck : TEAL
Down
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Big Apple subway inits. : BMT
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___ de cologne : EAU
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Puccini's last opera : TURANDOT
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Because : SINCE
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Magician's hiding spot : PALM
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At the peak of : ATOP
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Gene group : POOL
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Founder of Scholasticism : ANSELM
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Take care of : SEETO
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Tennis's Steffi : GRAF
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"Le Moulin de la Galette" artist : RENOIR
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Chant : INTONE
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Strips : PEELS
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White ___ : SOX
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Sigh with relief, say : EXHALE
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Bow : ARC
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Accomplishment : FEAT
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
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Direct (to) : REFER
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Touch : ABUT
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Get really wet : SOAK
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A twin city : STPAUL
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Twitches : TICS
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Dined : ATE
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Not shrunk or enlarged : REALSIZE
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Tribe with palisaded villages : ERIE
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"Jeopardy!" host Fleming : ART
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Big citrus fruit : POMELO
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Sacred birds, to some : IBISES
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Unprincipled : AMORAL
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Indian prince : RAJAH
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The Balance : LIBRA
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Opposite of "Yum!" : ICK
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Trapshooter's target : SKEET
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Elegance : LUXE
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Boy, in Barcelona : NINO
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Flying mammals : BATS
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Spanish articles : UNOS
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___-la-la : TRA
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Shakespearean prince : HAL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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