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LETTER ADDENDA

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 2002

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0602 ( 19,199 )
Across
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What melting ice leaves : WETSPOT
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Roadie's ride : TOURBUS
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Reverse sides : BACKS
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Foreign objects : EXOTICA
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Least certain : IFFIEST
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Bay window : ORIEL
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P : DIRECTIONTOPLAYSOFTLY
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Really need to bathe : STINK
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Modus operandi : WAY
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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Bold : GUTSY
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Brahmans, e.g. : CASTE
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Author Zola : EMILE
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Softhead : SAP
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Add a letter to 23-Across to get ... : COMPANIONFORMAKETTLE
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Kind of mutual fund : NOLOAD
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___ sandwich : STEAK
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Seat holders : INS
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Infirmity-free : HALE
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Not a bad golf score, informally : ONEOVER
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Cutting-room staff?: Abbr. : DRS
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Coach : TUTOR
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Add a letter to 37-Across to get ... : SCORETHATBEATSABOGEY
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Present times? : YULES
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Earthy hue : OCHER
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Add : PUTIN
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Inflamed : RED
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Camp-out treat : SMORE
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Nobelist for whom a physics unit is named : HERTZ
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___ cit. : LOC
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Country musician's acoustic guitar : DOBRO
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Hollywood's Winger : DEBRA
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Add a letter to 53-Across to get ... : BUDDYINWESTERNMOVIES
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Cow of commercials : ELSIE
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Draft inits. : SSS
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Strips : DIVESTS
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Really need to bathe : REEK
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Driller on base: Abbr. : SGT
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Concealed : PERDU
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Don't stop : KEEPAT
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Add a letter to 73-Across to get ... : GAMESHOWANNOUNCERDON
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Sun or moon : ORB
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Comic strip Viking : HAGAR
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Pen pals? : BOARS
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Jim Croce's "I Got ___" : ANAME
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Encouraging word : TRY
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Offspring : ISSUE
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Add a letter to 90-Across to get ... : ABSOLUTIONFROMPENALTY
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What some humor lacks : TASTE
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Miami Sound Machine frontwoman : ESTEFAN
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Catchphrase : TAGLINE
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Early calendar developers : MAYAS
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Fred Flintstone's boss : MRSLATE
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Like tea bags, traditionally : STEEPED
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Becomes the other half of? : WEDS
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It's taken when leaving : EXIT
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Lifesaver shapes : TORI
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W.W. II gun : STEN
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Dentist's tool : PICK
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When D.S.T. ends : OCT
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Japanese prize in the 1894-95 Sino-Japanese war : TAIWAN
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Wee one : TINYTOT
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O'er and o'er : OFT
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Some blinking lights, for short : UFOS
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It may precede old age : RIPE
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Actor/comedian Richard : BELZER
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Made in ___ : USA
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Gloomy : STYGIAN
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8-Down's footwear : BOOTEE
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Kennel racket : ARFS
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Sparta, for one : CITYSTATE
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Kenan's pal on Nickelodeon : KEL
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Slippery : SLY
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Welcome sight to the parched : OASIS
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Is moodily silent : SULKS
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Space ___ : CADET
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Pilothouse abbr. : ENE
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When George W. Bush was sworn in : MMI
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Mix : ALLOY
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Jury member : PEER
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See eye to eye : CONCUR
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Enthusiastic corrida cry : OLEOLE
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Fixed firmly : MOORED
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Gets concrete results? : PAVES
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Production studio device : FADER
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Creole vegetable : OKRA
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Gangster : THUG
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Too inquisitive : NOSY
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Some parallelograms : RHOMBI
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Pinellas Peninsula city, briefly : STPETE
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Haulage unit : TON
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Nut for a nut weevil : ACORN
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Purposely loses : THROWS
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Frequent garden visitor : BEE
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Relatively reliable : SURER
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Show up for : ATTEND
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Variety's beat, with "the" : BIZ
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Kind of flour or ink : SOY
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Barkley served with him: Abbr. : HST
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Like some riverbanks : LEVEED
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San Luis ___, Calif. : OBISPO
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El Greco, by birth : CRETAN
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Nixon served with him: Abbr. : DDE
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Krupp's headquarters : ESSEN
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Sole source : DOVER
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Kind of V.P. : ASST
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Make cloudy : BLEAR
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Site of some overseas security : USEMBASSY
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Big engineering project : DIKE
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Inits. for an armchair quarterback? : ESPN
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Karaoke equipment : MIKES
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Hence : ERGO
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Well-known whale : SHAMU
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"Break a leg!" : GOGETEM
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Onetime jet insignia : TWA
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Knock over, so to speak : ROB
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Bicolor : DUOTONE
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Deprive of heat? : UNARM
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Synthetic fuel sources : SHALES
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Cants : ARGOTS
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Secret meeting places : CRYPTS
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
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Scott Turow book : ONEL
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Easy as falling ___ log : OFFA
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"Splendor in the Grass" Oscar winner : INGE
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Successful pitch : SALE
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Indiscretion : SLIP
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___ Reader (magazine) : UTNE
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Regarded : EYED
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Bill spitter-outer : ATM
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Call from a pen : BAA
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Medit. land : ISR
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Unfaithful one : RAT
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Pack it in, so to speak : EAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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