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New York Times, Thursday, June 27, 2002

Author:
James R. Leeds
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James R. Leeds

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Leeds. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0627 ( 19,224 )
Across
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Lessen, with "down" : PARE
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Org. for which Lennox Lewis was champion : WBC
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Gliding dance step : CHASSE
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Antiquing aid : AGER
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Infinitesimal : WEE
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Squat (down) : HUNKER
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Like some natural forces : INERTIAL
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Flower tincture once used as a salve : ARNICA
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Start of some advice : NEVERINTERRUPT
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Queen Christina, e.g. : SWEDE
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Vex : ROIL
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Advice, part 2 : YOURENEMIES
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Historic period in metallurgy : BRASSAGE
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Like some fashions : RETRO
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Shenanigan : RUSE
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Classic Valentino role, with "the" : SHEIK
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Diamond of records : NEIL
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Hollywood's holy grail : OSCAR
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Like a British sovereign : SCEPTRED
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Advice, part 3 : WHILETHEYRE
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Athenian hub : STOA
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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End of the advice : MAKINGMISTAKES
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Olympic sport : BOXING
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Author of the advice : NAPOLEON
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Means of approach : AVENUE
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___ diet : ONA
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First name in 1970's tennis : ILIE
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Slipped (up) : MESSED
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S.F. hours : PST
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O.K. : FAIR
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Growing ___ : PAINS
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1973 resignee : AGNEW
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Noted superhero portrayer : REEVE
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Went wrong : ERRED
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What some vets recall: Abbr. : WWII
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Protein source : BEAN
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Irishman, e.g. : CELT
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Soul transporter : CHARON
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The White Rabbit, notably : HURRIER
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Union buster? : ANNULMENT
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Record problem : SKIP
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It's broken off : SECT
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Part of B.C.E. : ERA
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Low cards : TREYS
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Palindromic conjunction : ERE
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Grp. of which Cuba is a member : OAS
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"Get that away from me!" : UGH
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Hall-of-Fame shortstop : REESE
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Passage in Latin : ITER
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Where Commodore Perry prevailed : ERIE
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Auction cry : SOLD
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Perspiration location : BROW
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Blitz : RUSH
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Fungal spore sacs : ASCI
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Arctic cover-ups : SEALSKINS
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Causing skidding, maybe : ICY
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Plop preceder : KER
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Attending group : RETINUE
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Basil-based topping : PESTO
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Took hold of, as oysters : TONGED
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She's no Venus : HAG
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Where Paradise is: Abbr. : CALIF
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Cub Scout leader : AKELA
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Pope of 682 : LEOII
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Seven-time Emmy winner : ASNER
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Bit of game play : MOVE
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Sacks : AXES
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Alphabet quartet : MNOP
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Hunter and others : IANS
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Tiff : SPAT
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It's a hit in the comics : BAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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