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New York Times, Monday, June 28, 2004

"Common" thing that's not always common

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2004, The New York Times6/28/04 ( No. 19,956 )
Across
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Crossword pattern : GRID
5
Dinner and a movie, perhaps : DATE
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No longer fresh : STALE
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Prefix with space : AERO
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Sharif of "Funny Girl" : OMAR
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Swatch competitor : TIMEX
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Convention group : BLOC
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Christopher of "Superman" : REEVE
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Polyester, e.g. : SYNTHETICFABRIC
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Battering device : RAM
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Words before tear or roll : ONA
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Astroturf, e.g. : ARTIFICIALGRASS
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Everest or Ararat : MOUNT
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Comic strip orphan : ANNIE
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Country singer Brenda : LEE
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Vision-related : OPTIC
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Darn, as socks : MEND
40
Lunar New Year : TET
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Grand Canyon transport : BURRO
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Contemptible person : LOUSE
43
Oleomargarine, e.g. : IMITATIONBUTTER
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Airport monitor abbr. : ARR
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Blonde shade : ASH
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Fake 50, e.g. : COUNTERFEITBILL
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Throng : HORDE
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Banjo-plucking Scruggs : EARL
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Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Indy-winning Al, Jr. or Sr. : UNSER
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Canal of song : ERIE
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It's trapped on laundry day : LINT
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Sirs' counterparts : MAAMS
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Give temporarily : LEND
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Falls behind : LAGS
Down
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Chews the fat : GABS
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Depend (on) : RELY
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"Pumping ___" : IRON
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Marxism, for one : DOCTRINE
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Starting notes in music : DOREMI
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Amo, amas, ___ ... : AMAT
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Rikki-Tikki-___ : TAVI
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Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
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Eerie : STRANGE
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Item of men's jewelry : TIEBAR
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From the United States: Abbr. : AMER
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Jeans purveyor Strauss : LEVI
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Business V.I.P. : EXEC
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Sword handle : HAFT
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___ acid (B vitamin) : FOLIC
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Maker of precious violins : AMATI
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Composer/author Ned : ROREM
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___-frutti : TUTTI
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Isle in the Bay of Naples : CAPRI
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Emcee's spiel : INTRO
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Negatively charged particle : ANION
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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"Common" thing that's not always common : SENSE
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Closet larvae repellent : MOTHBALL
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Does deals without money : BARTERS
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Earthy desire : LUST
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Bicycle for two : TANDEM
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Tried to save a sinking boat : BAILED
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Buddy : CHUM
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One of the O'Neills : OONA
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___ Major : URSA
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Rod's partner : REEL
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Price of a ride : FARE
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Beyond the end line : LONG
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Answer to "Shall we?" : LETS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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