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New York Times, Friday, June 7, 2002

Its state tree is the Douglas fir: Abbr.

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {VX} Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 157 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2002, The New York Times6/7/02 ( No. 19,204 )
Across
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Alpha or Beta, e.g. : CHAPTER
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Cry said upon a sudden realization : OMIGOSH
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Critical link : HOTLINE
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"Way to go!" : NICEONE
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Toward the center : INWARDS
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Order at the bar : ANOTHER
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Quick as can be : SOONEST
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Like coins in a pocket, maybe : JINGLED
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Guessed wrong : ERRED
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Ones taking a sultan's orders : AGAS
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Level : RAZE
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Avoiding the risk that : LEST
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Its state tree is the Douglas fir: Abbr. : OREG
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Less colorful : PALER
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Lets go : SETSFREE
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Old Russian noblemen : BOYARS
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Just for kicks : ONAWHIM
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Old TV series set near Calverton : LASSIE
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Its face is hidden : HOLECARD
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Come to : EQUAL
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Tom Collins ingredient : LIME
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Allied invasion site in W.W. II : ORAN
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Ready for surgery, in a way : NUMB
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Petite, e.g. : SIZE
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One in 1,000? : COMMA
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Danced in duple time : SAMBAED
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Bordelaise ingredient : SHALLOT
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Beat decisively : CREAMED
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Mud-loving and fat : PORCINE
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When the show must go on : AIRTIME
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Flues, e.g. : UPTAKES
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Be attentive : PAYHEED
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Working best, as a trick : NEATEST
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Cheats : CHISELS
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Award winner : HONOREE
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If all else fails : ATWORST
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Revolvers : PLANETS
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Out of gas : TIRED
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Comes to a halt : ENDS
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Stop on the way : RESTAREA
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Bingeing : ONAJAG
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Small group? : MINIS
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Image : ICON
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Age, in a way : GETGRAY
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"That's gorgeous!" : OOHLALA
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Blessed one : SNEEZER
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Little Bo-peep and others : HERDERS
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"Imagine that!" : GEEWHIZ
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Alençon's department : ORNE
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Apple or quince : POME
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Patsy : FOIL
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Caustic comments : BILE
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Simple and unpretentious : HOMESPUN
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Shot blocker : LENSCAP
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Tanks for watching? : AQUARIA
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Estival : SUMMERY
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Fourth Commandment subject : SABBATH
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Daddy-o : COOLCAT
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Brachial : ARMLIKE
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"Rocket to Russia" group, with "the" : RAMONES
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Identifier of the real you : DNATEST
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Heavy-___ (sleepy) : LIDDED
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Terse summons : SEEME
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Map of Spain? : CARTA
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Brest friend : AMIE
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Desire : HOPE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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