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New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 2003

Author:
John Duschatko
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Duschatko

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Duschatko. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0622 ( 19,584 )
Across
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Skirt style : MIDI
5
Ill bringer : BANE
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Villain's symbol : BLACKHAT
13
Profitable : INTHEBLACK
19
Rub ___ : ITIN
20
Common rhyme scheme : ABAB
21
Shave : PARE
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Sulky : MOROSE
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1972 rock hit recorded with the London Festival Orchestra : NIGHTSINWHITESATIN
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Curt : SNIPPY
27
Definitely will : ISSURETO
28
Trepidation : UNEASE
30
Mutiny site : CAINE
31
Title cat in a 1980's cartoon film : MILO
32
Reasons for do-overs : LETS
33
Temper : MOOD
35
Wing or breast : WHITEMEAT
38
"___ without works is dead": James 2:20 : FAITH
40
Wedding attendant : GROOMSMAN
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Win : GARNER
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Infection site : STYE
48
Savings plans, informally : ROTHS
49
First person in ancient Rome : EGO
50
___ hunch : ONA
51
Met again : RESAT
53
George whose main film debut was in "Gone With the Wind" : REEVES
55
Fancy invitation specification : WHITETIE
56
Kind of column : LOSS
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Sugar source : MAPLE
60
"Norma ___" : RAE
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Peachy : SWELL
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Didn't actually experience : DREAMED
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George and others : ELIOTS
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Reacts with incomprehension : STARES
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Ordered : BADE
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Old TV : BLACKANDWHITE
69
Worry for the superstitious : BLACKCAT
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Certain pie order : BLACKBERRY
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Parts of some rambles : ASIDES
74
You can count on it : SUREBET
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"The Wizard of Oz" actor : HALEY
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Slam : PAN
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Out-and-out : SHEER
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Viking character : RUNE
83
Valuable deposits : ORES
84
Crushes, maybe : FLAMES
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Eyeopener? : ALARM
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Nutritional fig. : RDA
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
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Words on a jacket : BLURB
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Ship's crew : TARS
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Answer with a salute : YESSIR
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Sign, as an agreement : ENTERINTO
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Interviewer : ASKER
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Spruce : NATTY
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___ whole lot : NOTA
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Pollster's worry : BIAS
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1948 and 1952 Olympic track gold medalist ___ Zátopek : EMIL
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1974 film shot from a dog's-eye view : BENJI
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Fix, as leftovers : REWARM
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Treeless tract : OPENAREA
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Player coached by Earl Weaver : ORIOLE
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Colorful North American songster : REDWINGEDBLACKBIRD
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Less filled out : BONIER
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"Roots," for one : SAGA
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Zoological appendages : ALAE
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Like cornerstones : LAID
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Noted missile range site : WHITESANDS
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Rare trick taker : TREY
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With 61-Down, Pollux, e.g. : BETA
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Fraternal group : ELKS
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Peewee : MINI
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Sufferer's suffix : ITIS
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Rummages (through) : DIGS
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Monstrous : INHUMAN
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Euler's birthplace : BASEL
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Some : ABITOF
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Second start? : NANO
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Longtime essayist for The New Yorker : EBWHITE
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60's radical : BLACKPANTHER
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Shudders at : HATES
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Solo : ARIA
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Kind of column : TENS
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Online chat components, for short : IMS
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Sarges, e.g. : NONCOMS
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Some musical chords : TRIADS
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Native Arizonan : HOPI
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Basic cable offering : ESPN
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Mark of dishonor : BLACKEYE
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Less fresh : TRITER
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Fatty : SUETY
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Do a part poorly : EMOTE
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Bygone children's book character : LITTLEBLACKSAMBO
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Cries at fireworks : OOHS
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Alloy that resembles platinum : WHITEGOLD
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Home for a 71-Down, maybe : MANOR
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Do away with : ERASE
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Order heading : ASAP
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They might cost you an arm and a leg : GREATWHITESHARKS
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Is itinerant : ROVES
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Stamp alternative : METER
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Quick : AGILE
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Christmas singing : NOELS
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Correct : REMEDY
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"Justine" author : SADE
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Chips away at : ERODES
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Subject of a 1990's probe : WHITEWATER
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British cavalry carried them : SABRES
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Lover of Lancelot : ELAINE
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See 125-Across : STAR
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Successor to Edward VI : MARY
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Like some tickets: Abbr. : IND
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Rush : SCURRY
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Popular vacation locale : BLACKSEA
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Giant sucker? : BLACKHOLE
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See 36-Down : BARON
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Put in : ELECT
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Word with fall or worlds : APART
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Overfill, perhaps : BURST
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Do oneself in : ENDIT
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Like some goodbyes : TEARY
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Further : ELSE
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Dart : FLIT
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Like some space missions : LUNAR
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Emergency route, maybe : STAIRWAY
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1997 sci-fi hit : MENINBLACK
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Used the highest oven setting : BROILED
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"Me, too!" : ASAMI
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In good condition : SALABLE
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Prohibit : ENJOIN
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Echo : REPEAT
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Background for "Dragnet" credits : BADGE
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Sorceress who aided Jason's quest : MEDEA
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Familiar avian call : BOBWHITE
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Oscar Wilde poem "The Garden of ___" : EROS
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First in a historical trio : NINA
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Once, of old : ERST
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Fray : WEAR
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Impertinent look : OGLE
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100 dinars : RIAL
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Puts on : ADDS
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Sites of unplanned visits: Abbr. : ERS
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Get : NAB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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