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New York Times, Monday, June 14, 2004

Setting for Theseus and the Minotaur

Author:
Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times6/14/04 ( No. 19,942 )
Across
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Literature Nobelist Bellow : SAUL
5
Slender : THIN
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Gregorian music style : CHANT
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Port or claret : WINE
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Left a chair : ROSE
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Edmonton hockey player : OILER
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Vicinity : AREA
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Out of the wind : ALEE
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Handsome wood design : INLAY
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Place to pull in for a meal : ROADSIDEDINER
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Seafood in shells : MUSSELS
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Site of one-armed bandits : CASINO
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Place for a pig : STY
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New York ballplayer : MET
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Ryan of "When Harry Met Sally" : MEG
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Four-star officer: Abbr. : GEN
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F.D.R. radio broadcast : FIRESIDECHAT
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As well : ALSO
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Responses to a masseur : AHS
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German chancellor ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Highest-priced boxing ticket : RINGSIDESEAT
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It may be served with crumpets : TEA
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Snoop around : PRY
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Old cable inits. : TNN
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"Sesame Street" broadcaster : PBS
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Modern affluent type : YUPPIE
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Teen meeting place : HANGOUT
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Kindly doctor's asset : BEDSIDEMANNER
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Setting for Theseus and the Minotaur : CRETE
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Plumb crazy : LOCO
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Skin outbreak : ACNE
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Broadcasting : ONAIR
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Whiskey drink : SOUR
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Display : SHOW
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Desires : WANTS
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Statement figures: Abbr. : AMTS
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"Bonanza" brother : HOSS
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Groups of bees : SWARMS
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Clear of stale smells : AIROUT
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Apprehensive : UNEASY
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Clues, to a detective : LEADS
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Movie preview : TRAILER
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Not change course : HOLDSTEADY
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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Must-have item : NEED
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Just-made-up word : COINAGE
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Actor/dancer Gregory : HINES
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O.K. : ALLRIGHT
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Org. that funds exhibits : NEA
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Have a go at : TRY
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Big rig : SEMI
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Decorated, as a cake : ICED
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Well-groomed : NEAT
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Fail to qualify, as for a team : MISSTHECUT
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London weather, often : FOG
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That girl : SHE
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Barracks bunk : COT
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Bohemian : ARTY
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In ___ of (replacing) : LIEU
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Vegetable in a crisp pod : SNAPBEAN
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Tarantulas, e.g. : SPIDERS
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Angers : IRES
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Captivates : ENAMORS
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Tennis star Kournikova : ANNA
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Pullover raincoat : PONCHO
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___ Aires : BUENOS
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Scatters, as petals : STREWS
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Mini, in Marseille : PETIT
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Grind, as teeth : GNASH
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Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Fate : DOOM
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It may be put out to pasture : COW
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Genetic stuff : RNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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