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New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alfio Micci

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQWXZ} This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 18,844 )

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Across
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What you pay : COST
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Mideast theocracy : IRAN
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Mustard choice : DIJON
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English painter John ___ : OPIE
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Crèche trio : MAGI
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Put up : ERECT
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"The Wild Bunch" director : PECKINPAH
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Fergie, formally : SARAH
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Rorschach test stuff : INK
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Martini's partner : ROSSI
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Go out with : SEE
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Varnish resin : ELEMI
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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Soccer standout Hamm : MIA
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Stengel's Yankees, e.g. : DYNASTY
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Pulls the plug on : DRAINS
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Gossamery : SHEER
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Theme of this puzzle? : SAYAH
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Frighten away : SHOO
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In high spirits : UPBEAT
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Mind teaser : RIDDLE
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Not good at schmoozing : ASOCIAL
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Euro forerunner : ECU
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Pull an all-nighter : CRAM
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Scene : VENUE
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Canterbury can : LOO
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Nouveau ___ : RICHE
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Pendulum's path : ARC
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Shi'ite's deity : ALLAH
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Big Indian : MAHARAJAH
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"Swell!" : NEATO
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Skip by : OMIT
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Go out with : DATE
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With 45-Down, C2H5OH : ETHYL
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Ready to pluck : RIPE
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From the U.S.: Abbr. : AMER
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Made a mimeo of : COPIED
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Forthright : OPENLY
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Make queasy : SICKEN
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1990's sci-fi series "___War" : TEK
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"___ Angel" (Mae West film) : IMNO
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Séance noises : RAPS
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Visibly horrified : AGASP
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It meant nothing to Nero : NIHIL
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Feast finale : DESSERT
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Book before Lamentations : JEREMIAH
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Mozart's "L'___ del Cairo" : OCA
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Ultimate in degree : NTH
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From Kilkenny : IRISH
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Potato option : MASHED
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Some potatoes : IDAHOS
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___ many words : INSO
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Regarding : ASTO
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Lab worker, perhaps : TESTER
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Vote of support : YEA
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___-Lorraine : ALSACE
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Ham holder : RYE
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Angler's purchase : LURE
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"Beowulf," for one : EPIC
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First king of Jordan : ABDULLAH
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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See 71-Across : ALCOHOL
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What "-phile" means : LOVER
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Stuck : INAJAM
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Compound of gold : AURATE
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Dirty old man : LECHER
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Jouster's garb : ARMOR
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Dolphins' home : MIAMI
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Like Cheerios : OATY
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Pentium product : CHIP
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Can't stomach : HATE
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Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
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Court do-over : LET
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Toothpaste-endorsing org. : ADA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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