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New York Times, Friday, June 27, 2003

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 177 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0627 ( 19,589 )
Across
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Company associated with Batman : DCCOMICS
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"The Lion King II: ___ Pride" : SIMBAS
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Be sleepy : NEEDANAP
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Huge: Fr. : ENORME
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Solo : ALLALONE
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Radiant : AGLEAM
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Like Count Basie's "darlin'" : LIL
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Not too far gone, as cellos go : TUNABLE
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Open ___ of worms : ACAN
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Certain drags : TOKES
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XXX abroad : CHIS
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Shows : BARES
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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Thomas of old TV : MARLO
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Overeat : STUFFONESELF
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Principle of conservation : WASTENOTWANTNOT
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Symbol of solidarity : CLASPEDHANDS
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The end : FINIS
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Part of R & D: Abbr. : DEV
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Get the gravy : SOPUP
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Pack ___ : ITIN
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Quit claiming : CEDED
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Elbows on the table, e.g. : NONO
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Fill the bill? : EAT
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They don't shoot the bull : TOREROS
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Early year in Nero's reign : LVI
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Pack animals : LLAMAS
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"Why Can't This Be Love" band, 1986 : VANHALEN
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Run : DIRECT
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"Don't let that get to you" : IGNOREIT
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Assurances : SAYSOS
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In a sluggish way : LEADENLY
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Where to split hairs? : DNALAB
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Popular sports coupe : CELICA
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Last place : CELLAR
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___ Mae (Whoopi's "Ghost" role) : ODA
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Kind of syrup : MALT
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Like some desk trays : INOUT
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Front-line soldiers, perhaps : CANNONFODDER
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"Looky who's here!" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
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Christmas ___ : SEALS
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"Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff" writer : INGE
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Chem. unit : MOL
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Members of a flock : BRETHREN
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Helium Capital of the World : AMARILLO
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Like mozzarella : SEMISOFT
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D : BELOWAVERAGE
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Takes for a home, perhaps : NESTSIN
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Makes the first row of stitches in knitting : CASTSON
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Things to take : STEPS
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Knits : MENDS
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1983 film romance "___ Jeunesse" : UNE
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Indian bread : NAN
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"Who stole the cork from my breakfast?" speaker : WCFIELDS
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Roman carrier : ALITALIA
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Clean : SANITARY
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Sneeze producer : POLLEN
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Disclose : UNVEIL
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Sharp : POINTY
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Goes for : COSTS
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Name sung after "Oh" in a 1959 hit : DONNA
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Dish that's usually served with sauce : TACO
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Like most racehorses : SHOD
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Mayo, for instance : MES
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Equal : ARE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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