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New York Times, Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Michael J. Fox's role on "Family Ties"
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Quigley. Wednesday freshness: 7%
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M
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S
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N
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B
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C
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R
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E
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I
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D
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E
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W
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A
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N
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U
H
A
U
L
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E
D
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A
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R
A
T
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C
A
N
Y
O
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U
H
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A
R
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M
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N
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W
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H
M
O
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S
P
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N
S
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I
N
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P
T
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A
E
O
N
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E
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N
T
O
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T
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E
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S
T
I
N
G
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O
N
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T
W
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O
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A
V
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A
N
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I
S
A
Y
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R
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N
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A
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M
E
N
D
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J
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A
N
E
T
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Z
I
O
N
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E
R
A
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S
O
C
K
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B
O
N
G
O
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I
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S
T
H
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S
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T
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H
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N
G
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N
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T
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N
D
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W
A
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E
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C
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H
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A
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N
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T
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L
S
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A
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F
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T
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H
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L
L
O
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H
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L
L
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H
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E
L
L
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A
R
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L
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A
S
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O
N
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A
M
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D
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S
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T
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© 2004, The New York Times6/30/4 ( No. 19,958 )
Across
1
"Hardball" channel : MSNBC
6
Tim of "WKRP" : REID
10
Actor McGregor : EWAN
14
Car hitch-up : UHAUL
15
Best of theater : EDNA
16
Put on a scale : RATE
17
Mic check #1 : CANYOUHEARMENOW
20
Coverage co. : HMO
21
Gets across? : SPANS
22
Like a sad sack : INEPT
23
Long, long time : AEON
24
Within: Prefix : ENTO
26
Mic check #2 : TESTINGONETWO
31
Like hawks and auks : AVIAN
32
Words to an "old chap" : ISAY
33
Genetic letters : RNA
36
Fix up : MEND
37
One of the Jacksons : JANET
39
Utah national park : ZION
40
A no. that's good when under 3.00 : ERA
41
Laundromat loss, maybe : SOCK
42
A beatnik may beat it : BONGO
43
Mic check #3 : ISTHISTHINGON
47
Minister to : TEND
48
Carry on : WAGE
49
Burger King or The Gap : CHAIN
52
Call after a toss : TAILS
54
Toward the rear : AFT
57
Mic check #4 : HELLOHELLOHELLO
60
___ Sea, east of the Ustyurt Plateau : ARAL
61
Italian wine town : ASTI
62
Latish bedtime : ONEAM
63
Puts on : DONS
64
40-Across, e.g. : STAT
65
Campus buys : TEXTS
Down
1
"How ___?" : MUCH
2
Impostor : SHAM
3
Prefix with second : NANO
4
Bull's urging : BUY
5
Draw near : CLOSEIN
6
Move, as a picture : REHANG
7
Shangri-la : EDEN
8
Sort of : INASENSE
9
Patriotic org. : DAR
10
Heretofore : ERENOW
11
Diminish : WANE
12
Straddling : ATOP
13
Eye of ___ (witches' brew need) : NEWT
18
Straddling : UPON
19
Thurber's fantasizer : MITTY
23
Slightly : ATAD
25
Straight, at the bar : NEAT
26
Broken, in a way : TAME
27
Constantly : EVER
28
1967 war locale : SINAI
29
Sounds from pens : OINKS
30
Certain gasket : ORING
34
Scrapped, at NASA : NOGO
35
Before long : ANON
37
Sportscaster Madden : JOHN
38
Conclusive trial : ACIDTEST
39
Type of court defense : ZONE
41
Court reporter : STENO
42
One in charge : BIGSHOT
44
Photos : STILLS
45
Like dusk : TWILIT
46
Something seen with the Virgin Mary : HALO
49
Election hanger-on? : CHAD
50
Sub : HERO
51
Actor Rickman : ALAN
53
Prov. bordering Mont. : ALTA
54
Michael J. Fox's role on "Family Ties" : ALEX
55
Cyclist's problem : FLAT
56
Some gobblers : TOMS
58
Suffers from : HAS
59
Vane dir. : ENE

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

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