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New York Times, Monday, June 7, 2004

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0607 ( 19,935 )

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Across
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True-blue : LOYAL
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Toy gun poppers : CAPS
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Smooch : KISS
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"Good Night" girl of song : IRENE
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Arthur ___ Stadium in Queens : ASHE
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Peak : ACME
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River triangle : DELTA
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Signify : MEAN
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Horn's sound : TOOT
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Logic : SOLIDREASONING
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___ capita : PER
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
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Money in the bank, e.g. : LIQUIDASSET
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Declare : SAY
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Seizes without authority : USURPS
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Old what's-___-name : HIS
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George W. Bush's alma mater : YALE
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Michael who starred in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" : CAINE
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Snorkeling accessory : FIN
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Wolf calls : HOWLS
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Broadway hit with 7,000+ performances : CATS
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With it : HIP
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Immobilize : HOGTIE
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Swelling reducer : ICE
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Highway stops : GASSTATIONS
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Ritzy : POSH
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Little rascal : IMP
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Question of concern, with a hint to 20-, 25- and 43-Across : WHATSTHEMATTER
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Corner square in Monopoly : JAIL
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Den : LAIR
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Unsophisticated : NAIVE
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Loafing : IDLE
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Dublin's home : EIRE
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Lyrics accompany them : TUNES
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2000 "subway series" losers : METS
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Toy used on hills : SLED
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Commence : START
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Eyeball covers : LIDS
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Shout : YELL
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Against : ANTI
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Weapon in the game of Clue : LEADPIPE
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Tripod topper : CAMERA
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On the open water : ASEA
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Adds gradually : PHASESIN
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Mexican misters : SENORES
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Couric of "Today" : KATIE
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Computer symbol : ICON
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Haze : SMOG
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Movie backdrop : SET
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Commies : REDS
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Tiny criticism : NIT
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Emmy-winner (finally!) Susan : LUCCI
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Author ___ Bashevis Singer : ISAAC
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Truly : QUITE
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Vases : URNS
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Harbor sights : SHIPS
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Totally tired : ALLIN
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Sí and oui : YESES
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Quotable Yank : YOGI
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Swerve back and forth, as a car's rear end : FISHTAIL
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Very short shorts : HOTPANTS
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Big bothers : HASSLES
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Soccer star Mia : HAMM
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Caught : GOT
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In layers : TIERED
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Sees a ghost, maybe : PALES
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Walk through water : WADE
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Sword handle : HILT
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Put on the payroll : HIRE
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Tightly stretched : TAUT
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Turner who sang "I Don't Wanna Fight" : TINA
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At any time : EVER
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Sabbath activity : REST
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___-dandy : JIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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