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New York Times, Monday, June 2, 2003

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0602 ( 19,564 )

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Across
1
Makes yawn : BORES
6
Sandwich shop : DELI
10
Backfire sound : BANG
14
Bullying, e.g. : ABUSE
15
With 34-Across, places to set pies to bake : OVEN
16
Killer whale : ORCA
17
___ nova (60's dance) : BOSSA
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Fender blemish : DENT
19
Watch face : DIAL
20
"Is it soup ___?" : YET
21
Third-place prize : BRONZEMEDAL
24
Red roots in the garden : BEETS
26
Maid's cloth : RAG
27
Grand ___ Dam : COULEE
29
Five-pointed star : PENTACLE
34
See 15-Across : RACKS
35
Auditions, with "out" : TRIES
36
Rowboat blade : OAR
37
Questions : ASKS
38
Holy one : SAINT
39
Animal caretakers, for short : SPCA
40
Father's Day gift : TIE
41
Piano piece : ETUDE
42
On the ___ (close to defeat) : ROPES
43
Pre-repair job figure : ESTIMATE
45
"Unto the Sons" author Gay ___ : TALESE
46
Band booking : GIG
47
Exterior : OUTER
48
Southeastern Conference mascot : AUBURNTIGER
53
Towel stitching : HIS
56
"Hold on a moment!" : WHOA
57
Barracks no-show : AWOL
58
F.B.I. operative : AGENT
60
Former Georgia senator Sam : NUNN
61
Something passed in music class? : NOTE
62
Discontinue : CEASE
63
Where the Mets play : SHEA
64
Royal Russian : TSAR
65
Fund, as one's alma mater : ENDOW
Down
1
Diaper wearer : BABY
2
Relative of an English horn : OBOE
3
Old, deteriorated ship : RUSTBUCKET
4
Feminine suffix : ESS
5
Landing strip constructors : SEABEES
6
Extinct flock : DODOS
7
Smooth : EVEN
8
Actress Kay of "Breezy," 1973 : LENZ
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E-mail deliverer, with "the" : INTERNET
10
Store with taco shells : BODEGA
11
Like a dust bowl : ARID
12
March Madness org. : NCAA
13
Effrontery : GALL
22
I-95, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
23
Shoes are wiped on them : MATS
25
The "E" in B.P.O.E. : ELKS
27
Orange container : CRATE
28
Caravan's stopping point : OASIS
29
Group of lions : PRIDE
30
German "a" : EINE
31
Venomous viper : COPPERHEAD
32
Shoestrings : LACES
33
Shake, as an Etch A Sketch : ERASE
35
Pulled tight : TAUT
38
Like backwater : STAGNANT
39
Shoe part that's wiped on 23-Down : SOLE
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Royal Arabian : EMIR
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Workaday world : RATRACE
44
Large lizard : IGUANA
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Wed. preceder : TUE
47
Person likely to say "hubba hubba!" : OGLER
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Barley beards : AWNS
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"Nope!" : UHUH
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Rib or ulna : BONE
51
Deuces : TWOS
52
Bit : IOTA
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___ many words : INSO
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Goulash : STEW
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Tommy Franks, for one: Abbr. : GEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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