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New York Times, Thursday, June 24, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0624 ( 19,952 )

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Across
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Doubled, a Polynesian capital : PAGO
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Animals of the species Pan troglodyte : APES
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Doubled, a 1969 #1 hit song : SUGAR
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The Phantom of the Opera : ERIK
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Make way? : PAVE
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"Century" : CNOTE
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Figure in a math function : PARAMETER
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Replies to a host : RSVPS
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Partly doubled, a call in a game : OLLYOXENFREE
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Explorer ___ Anders Hedin : SVEN
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Working in a galley : OARING
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Doubled, a Hollywood star : ZSA
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Guess: Abbr. : EST
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"Well, let me think ..." : HMM
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Part of a roller coaster : CAR
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Center of Florida? : EPCOT
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Pro shop item : TEE
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___ Ridge (1972 Derby winner) : RIVA
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Partly tripled, a lyric from a 1964 #1 pop song : SHELOVESYOUYEAH
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Head of Haiti : TETE
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Resident's suffix : ITE
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Ottoman Empire title : PASHA
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Sooner than : ERE
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___ Ten : PAC
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TV component: Abbr. : CRT
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Doubled, a drumbeat : TOM
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Kind of bridge : DENTAL
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Boxer Spinks : LEON
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Partly quadrupled, a 1963 comedy : ITSAMADWORLD
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Orphan of old comics : DONDI
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Yarn spinner : RACONTEUR
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Peckish? : AVIAN
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"My Way" lyricist : ANKA
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Mystery author Buchanan : EDNA
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Doubled, home of Whitman College : WALLA
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Revel, in a way : BASK
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Doubled, a pen : SING
Down
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Gourd fruit : PEPO
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Miss : GIRL
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Approves : OKAYS
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Mountaintops : APEXES
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Brainchild protector : PATENT
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Unexcitable : EVEN
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Feudal drudge : SERF
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Laugh riot : SCREAM
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Four-time Indy winner : UNSER
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Geo. Bush, once : GOV
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Chem. neurotransmitter : ATP
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___ judicata : RES
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Relocate in : MOVETO
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Beau : ROMEO
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Most reserved : ICIEST
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Kind of blanket : NAVAHO
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Coarse flour : GRAHAM
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Added spice to : ZESTED
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Realm : SPHERE
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Winning card combo : ACETEN
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Tripled, Yogi Bear's catchphrase : HEY
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Vaudevillian Olsen : OLE
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Doubled, a tropical menace : TSE
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Scandinavian rug : RYA
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Perfume bottles : VIALS
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Tripled, a line from "The King and I" : ETC
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Stylish and expensive : UPTOWN
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Old film : PATINA
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Knocking sounds : CLACKS
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Some hardwood : REDOAK
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Formed by inflow and outflow : TIDAL
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Scribblings : NOTES
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Show horse : ARAB
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"Give that ___ cigar!" : MANA
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Quick, in trade names : REDI
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Sally ___ (teacake) : LUNN
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Zip strip? : DRAG
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Cousin of a crow : DAW
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Oocytes, eventually : OVA
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Nothing : NIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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