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New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 2004

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGJQUXZ} Spans: 2 Grid is asymmetric. Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0603 ( 19,931 )
Across
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Result of a handshake, maybe : PACT
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Athlete's foot symptom : ITCH
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Musical ability, slangily : CHOPS
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Yours, in Tours : ATOI
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It borders Mayfair : SOHO
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Behavior pattern : HABIT
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Start of a quote by 9-Down : CONVENTIONALITY
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Oz visitor : TOTO
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For each : PER
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Natl. Humor Month : APR
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Some wool : ALPACA
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Argentine aunt : TIA
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Guest welcomers : MATS
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Hodgepodges : OLIOS
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Glossary part : TERM
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Western tribe : OTOE
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Skater Lipinski and others : TARAS
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Eastern tribe : ERIE
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"___ as a winter swallow": Balzac : RARE
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Connect with : TIETO
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Read : SCAN
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Like this puzzle's grid : ASYMMETRIC
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Not bad, as an argument : TENABLE
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One of the family : SIB
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Overused : TRITE
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Teamster : DRIVER
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Dummy : NITWIT
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Mailing to a record exec : DEMOTAPE
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Like a bialy : ONIONY
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Like a decal : IRONEDON
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One of four in 80 : SCORE
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Bicycle buyer's request : TESTRIDE
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"The Ladykillers" star, 2004 : HANKS
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Construction ___ : SITE
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Finish (up) : SEW
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Fed. Election Commission registrant : PAC
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___ Z : ATO
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One who doesn't do what's expected : CONTRARIAN
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Popular video recorder : TIVO
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Second half of the quote : ISNOTMORALITY
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Little one : TOT
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A.L. and N.L. city : CHI
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Bucket : HOOP
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See 17-Across : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
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Shakespearean prince : HAL
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Middle piece of Tokyo? : OBI
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Locale in a Poe story : PIT
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Pork place? : STY
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S.A.T. administrators : ETS
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Cultural org. : NEA
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Swear : ATTEST
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Puncture : PIERCE
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Computer program input : DATASET
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News feature : STORY
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Part of R.S.V.P. : PLAIT
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
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Like some profs. : ASSOC
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"It ___ to me ..." : SEEMS
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Highway sign : MENATWORK
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Nearest the center : MIDMOST
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Pickling solutions : BRINES
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Emends : EDITS
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Roman road : ITER
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Quo ___? : VADIS
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Take up again : RENEW
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Snack : NOSH
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___ Trail in the Andes : INCA
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Noun suffix : TION
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI

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

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