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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Author:
Seth A. Abel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Seth A. Abel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {YZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 19,937 )
Across
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Nonplussed : ATSEA
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Winter hookup : PLOW
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Nudges : JOGS
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15-Across's instrument : SITAR
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___ Shankar : RAVI
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View from Toledo : ERIE
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Show of smugness : SMIRK
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Thunderclouds, perhaps : OMEN
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Put away : SAVE
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Astounded by how much weight you've gained? : FLABBERGASTED
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Beach lotion letters : SPF
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Born in France : NEE
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Dirty looks : LEERS
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"Really!" : HONEST
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Little swabs : QTIPS
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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"___ giorno!" : BUON
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Deprived of fast food chains? : DISENFRANCHISED
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"Help!" : SOS
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Just-for-fun activity : LARK
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Even if, briefly : ALTHO
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Source : FOUNT
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One offering securities : ISSUER
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Pageant wear : TIARA
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Geologist's time : ERA
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Tireless in pursuit of weight control? : INDEFATIGABLE
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Hardly chivalrous : RUDE
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Pedestrian sign : XING
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Em and Polly : AUNTS
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Lui's opposite : ELLE
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"Ciao!" : LATER
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Bad impression? : DENT
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Practically devoid of customers : DEAD
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Cravings of a sort : LUSTS
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Nincompoop : ASS
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Tiny ___ : TIM
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Stretching may relieve it : STIFFNESS
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Sandwich man? : EARL
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Bill Clinton, e.g. : ARKANSAN
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Exploratory spacecraft : PROBE
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Poor, as excuses go : LAME
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Kaput : OVER
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Birds take this : WING
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James and Jackson : JESSES
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Use a soapbox : ORATE
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Unselfish sort : GIVER
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Garden bagful : SEEDS
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Get into a pool : BET
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High peak : ALP
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Peels off : SHEDS
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Salk's conquest : POLIO
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Compass heading : ENE
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Berries buy, at a supermarket : QUART
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Honky-___ : TONK
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Ltd., in the U.S. : INC
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Food for regular folks? : BRAN
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4.0 earners : ASTUDENTS
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[titter] : TEHEE
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Signs of spoilage : ODORS
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Kind of shot : FLU
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Lives it up : HASABALL
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They, in Marseille : ILS
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Most liberal : FREEST
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Loutish sort : OAF
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Roth ___ : IRA
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Wiped out : TIRED
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Accustom : INURE
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Building wing : ADDON
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Urged, with "on" : EGGED
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Sent packing : AXED
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Mosaic piece : TILE
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Island feast : LUAU
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___ Offensive : TET
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Sophs. in two years : SRS

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

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