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New York Times, Monday, June 24, 2002

28-Across : Insurance company with a duck in its TV ads

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Payne.
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© 2002, The New York Times6/24/02 ( No. 19,221 )
Across
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West Point institution, for short : USMA
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Made a gaffe : ERRED
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Bathroom powder : TALC
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Enter : GOIN
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Exit : LEAVE
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Is in arrears : OWES
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Quick race : HUNDREDYARDDASH
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Sisters' daughters : NIECES
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It's connected to the left ventricle : AORTA
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Sportscaster Garagiola : JOE
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Basketball hoop : RIM
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Patriotic women's org. : DAR
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Insurance company with a duck in its TV ads : AFLAC
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Lament : MOURN
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Engine additive letters : STP
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Munchie in a brownie, perhaps : WALNUT
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Doesn't wander : STAYS
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Rock band with the platinum album "The Downward Spiral" : NINEINCHNAILS
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Sleeping disorder : APNEA
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Kind of valve in a car : INTAKE
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"Leaving ___ Vegas" : LAS
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Commit to memory : LEARN
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Spacey of "American Beauty" : KEVIN
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Granola morsel : OAT
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Egyptian reptile : ASP
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Praiseful poem : ODE
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Big galoot : APE
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Eventual oak : ACORN
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Imaginary : UNREAL
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1979 nuclear accident site : THREEMILEISLAND
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Pay attention to : HEED
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Gift recipient : DONEE
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Onetime Atlanta arena : OMNI
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At loose ___ : ENDS
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Oodles : SCADS
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Light blade : EPEE
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"How revolting!" : UGH
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Old French coin : SOU
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Liza ... with a Z : MINNELLI
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"Me, myself ___" : ANDI
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Put into power : ELECT
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Cash in : REDEEM
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Suntanners catch them : RAYS
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Sister of Zsa Zsa : EVA
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Architect Mies van ___ Rohe : DER
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Kind of list : TODO
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Medals and trophies, e.g. : AWARDS
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Vampire in Anne Rice novels : LESTAT
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D flat's equivalent : CSHARP
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Salvation for someone stranded in the Arctic, say : RESCUEPLANE
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"Whatever Lola Wants" musical : DAMNYANKEES
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Long feature of a crocodile : JAW
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In the blink ___ eye : OFAN
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Book after Judges : RUTH
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Citizen of Tehran : IRANI
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Ballerina Pavlova : ANNA
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Recognition from "the Academy" : OSCAR
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Food spearers : TINES
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Location : SITE
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___ tide : NEAP
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Groovy light source : LAVALAMP
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Gambol : SKIP
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Despise : LOATHE
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German city near the Belgian border : AACHEN
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In an attic : STORED
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"Really, you don't have to" : NONEED
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Towels off : DRIES
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Dark wines : REDS
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Bone by the humerus : ULNA
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Balm ingredient : ALOE
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Physicians, for short : MDS
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Quadrennial games org. : IOC
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SSW's reverse : NNE
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Casino cube : DIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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