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New York Times, Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Ornithologist's request on "Wheel of Fortune"?

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Kelly Katharine Delevan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {XZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Delevan.
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© 2003, The New York Times6/4/03 ( No. 19,566 )
Across
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Meshed's land : IRAN
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Rapper with the hit "Thong Song" : SISQO
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"A leopard can't change its spots," e.g. : SAW
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Caught on a ranch : ROPED
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Baby's woe : CROUP
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Apiarist's request on "Wheel of Fortune"? : ISTHEREABEE
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Layer : HEN
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Kind of rubber : SILICONE
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Nymph of myth : NAIAD
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Attention-getter : HEY
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Land in the Seine : ILE
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Beach memento : SHELL
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Supermodel's request on "Wheel of Fortune"? : IDLIKEANELLE
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Beau ___ : GESTE
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Split apart : REND
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H+, e.g. : ION
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Ancient writing : RUNE
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Vendor's spot : STAND
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Investor's channel : CNBC
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Sierra Madre treasure : ORO
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Nordic saint : OLAF
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Conrad of old films : NAGEL
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Ornithologist's request on "Wheel of Fortune"? : HOWABOUTAJAY
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Arcade flubs : TILTS
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___ judicata : RES
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Loop sights : ELS
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Spyri heroine : HEIDI
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This puzzle's request receiver : PATSAJAK
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Propel, in a way : OAR
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Cyclops' request on "Wheel of Fortune"? : GIVEMEANEYE
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Historic leader? : PRE
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Sanitation worry : ECOLI
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Verbal white flag : UNCLE
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19th in a series : ESS
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Shoulder muscles, briefly : DELTS
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E.R. cry : STAT
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Like a brogue : IRISH
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Bygone women's magazine : ROSIE
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In a fitting way : APTLY
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Classic soft drink : NEHI
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Act opener : SCENEI
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Have a bawl : SOB
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Neighbor of N.Y. : QUE
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Side of a pillowcase that a pillow goes in : OPENEND
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Old Austrian money : SCHILLING
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Atlas stat : AREA
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Empty talk : WIND
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Go one way or the other : DECIDE
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40 quarters, e.g. : ROLL
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It has its head in a glass : ALE
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Espied : SEEN
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Flush, say : HAND
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Resident's suffix : ITE
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Big name in cheese : KRAFT
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Stud site : LOBE
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S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENCL
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David of "Rhoda" : GROH
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It replaced the 10-Down : EURO
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Some are studded : SNOWTIRES
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Token taker : SLOT
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Cross shapes : TAUS
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Islet : CAY
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Indebted : OBLIGED
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Bahamas' capital : NASSAU
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Scholarship money : AID
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Partner of Porthos : ARAMIS
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Ballet leap : JETE
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Cockpit button : EJECT
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Eric Clapton hit : LAYLA
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Sport with traps : SKEET
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Clinton's birthplace : HOPE
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All ___ : EARS
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Trapper's trophy : PELT
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Richards and Reinking : ANNS
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Bar stock : ICE
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Tennessee athlete, for short : VOL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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