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New York Times, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

What wavy lines mean, in comics

Author:
Mark P. Sherwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Sherwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sherwood.
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© 2001, The New York Times5/8/01 ( No. 18,809 )
Across
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Hired sleuths, slangily : TECS
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Fay of "King Kong" : WRAY
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King's domain : REALM
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Top-notch : AONE
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Chair designer Charles : EAMES
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Costa ___ : RICA
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Wade through mud : SLOG
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Taking habitually : USING
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Web browser's aid : SEARCHENGINE
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Weather map lines : ISOBARS
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Ebert's former partner : SISKEL
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___ rule : ASA
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Dog in Oz : TOTO
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"Hallelujah, ___ Bum" : IMA
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Spaceman of serials : FLASHGORDON
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Singer Orbison : ROY
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Took public transportation : RODE
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Fall flat : DIE
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Be overly fond : DOTE
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Bauxite, e.g. : ORE
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Dry cleaner's supply : SPOTREMOVER
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Microwave : ZAP
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Miniature racer : KART
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Holiday quaff : NOG
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Involve : ENTAIL
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They get the lead out : ERASERS
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T.V.A. function : FLOODCONTROL
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Patriots' Day month : APRIL
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Onion, for one : BULB
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Gofer : AIDE
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"___ Foolish Things" : THESE
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Secured, as a deal : ICED
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Theme of this puzzle : LIGHT
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Makes doilies : TATS
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Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
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Foot bones : TARSI
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Indians with poisoned arrows : ERIES
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Chocolate source : CACAO
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Sci-fi locale : STARBASE
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Cleaning cloth : WASHRAG
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What cast members fill : ROLES
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Bartlett's abbr. : ANON
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Vault cracker : YEGG
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What a class might have : REUNION
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Softens : EASES
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"What ___, chopped liver?" : AMI
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Grid Hall-of-Famer Dawson : LEN
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Chop suey additive : MSG
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Simplest form of payment : CASH
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Analogy words : ISTO
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Russian ballet company : KIROV
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Cake part : LAYER
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Country star Travis : TRITT
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Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Stopped in one's tracks : FROZE
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Navigational aid : LORAN
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Masterful : ADEPT
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What wavy lines mean, in comics : ODOR
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It's chased in futility : DOGSTAIL
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Frying pan : SKILLET
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___ Alto : PALO
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Dresses after bathing : ENROBES
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Reaction to bad news : MOAN
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"___ Called Wanda" : AFISH
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Showy display : ECLAT
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"All My Children" regular : ERICA
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Drive in Beverly Hills : RODEO
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Flexible Flyers : SLEDS
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Post mortem bio : OBIT
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___ mater (brain cover) : DURA
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The Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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Coffee order: Abbr. : REG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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