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New York Times, Thursday, June 6, 2002

Clichéd crossword clue for 10-Across

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQUXYZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Merrell.
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© 2002, The New York Times6/6/02 ( No. 19,203 )
Across
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See 21-Across : OATER
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Struggle for breath : GASP
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See 23-Across : NESS
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Pituitary, e.g. : GLAND
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Promise, for one : OLEO
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Prefix with logical : IDEO
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Campus sites : HALLS
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"___ not!" : FEAR
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Varicolored : PIED
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Mine, in Nîmes : AMOI
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Clichéd crossword clue for 1-Across : HORSEOPERA
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Clichéd crossword clue for 10-Across : MONSTERSHOME
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Indonesian export : TIN
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Egg producers : OVARIES
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Short subjects? : ELVES
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Personnel director : HIRER
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"Who ___?" (slangy query) : DAT
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Deep space, for the most part : VOID
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God : MAKER
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Nothing special : SOSO
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Problem for a "maniac" : EGO
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Falls behind in the end : FADES
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Lug: Var. : SHLEP
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Tanning places : SOLARIA
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B.O. sign : SRO
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Clichéd crossword clue for 61-Across : FENCINGSWORD
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Clichéd crossword clue for 63-Across : STARTSAPOT
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2 + 1, in Germany : DREI
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___ land : LALA
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Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Sedate : SOBER
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Utah city : OREM
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Superlative ending : IEST
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Checker's move? : TWIST
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See 45-Across : EPEE
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Get whipped : LOSE
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See 51-Across : ANTES
Down
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Ancient Irish alphabet : OGHAM
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Failed mission? : ALAMO
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Limb grabber : TALON
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Joined the ranks : ENLISTED
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Map lines: Abbr. : RDS
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Fetch : GOFOR
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Yanks and A's, e.g. : ALERS
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Popular vacation locales : SEASHORES
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Study : POREOVER
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Dog in advertising : NIPPER
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Adams of "The Jack Paar Show" : EDIE
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Prescient one : SEER
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Kind of bottle : SODA
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Nester : HEN
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Famed quatrain writer : OMAR
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Frank McCourt title : TIS
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Revered figure : IDOL
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Slide (into) : EASE
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Point on a bus map : STOP
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Preparatory times : EVES
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Firm image : LOGO
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Instrument played with a bow : VIOL
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Acted briefly : HADACAMEO
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Old White House nickname : IKE
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It's above a boom : MAINSAIL
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Final fight : SHOWDOWN
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Fingerboard ridge : FRET
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Most coll. applicants : SRS
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House on a ski slope : AFRAME
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___ Pepper : SGT
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Bridge declaration : IPASS
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Verdi aria "Tacea la ___ placida" : NOTTE
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Path for Apollo : ORBIT
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Actress Witherspoon : REESE
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Grimes : DIRTS
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Sour fruit : SLOE
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Diamond covering : TARP
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One way for a ship to turn : ALEE
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Place for a platform: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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