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New York Times, Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Build ___ against (work to prosecute)

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen M. Tracey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times7/1/03 ( No. 19,593 )
Across
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An American in Paris, maybe : EXPAT
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"By ___!" : JOVE
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Sch. groups : PTAS
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Edwin in Reagan's Cabinet : MEESE
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"Excuse me ..." : AHEM
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Pathetic : LAME
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Stupefied : INAWE
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Superman's mother : LARA
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Board member, for short : EXEC
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Summer retreat : LAKESHORECABIN
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Silhouette : SHAPE
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Annoyance : IRE
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With deliberate hamminess : CAMPILY
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Player's club? : BAT
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N.Y.C. subway : BMT
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More slippery, perhaps : ICIER
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Break bread : EAT
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Middling : FAIR
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Summer retreat : VACATIONGETAWAY
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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"I want my ___!" (1980's slogan) : MTV
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Sword handles : HILTS
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___ Paul guitars : LES
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Gossip : GAB
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Mocks : JEERSAT
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Shoveled : DUG
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Initial venture : FORAY
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Summer retreat : SEASIDECOTTAGE
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Promotable piece : PAWN
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Fictional detective Wolfe : NERO
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Dangerous gas : RADON
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Babysitter's headache : BRAT
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Perón and Gabor : EVAS
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Work often read before the "Odyssey" : ILIAD
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Compos mentis : SANE
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Lone : SOLE
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Euro fractions : CENTS
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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TV's leather-clad princess : XENA
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Busiest : PEAK
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At this very moment : ASWESPEAK
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Bit of summer attire : TEESHIRT
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Bucket of bolts : JALOPY
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Midway alternative : OHARE
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"Billy Budd" captain : VERE
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Grossly underfeed : EMACIATE
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Naval Academy freshman : PLEBE
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Travel before takeoff : TAXI
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"Right on!" : AMEN
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Very short wait, in short : SEC
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Film producer Roach : HAL
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Workmanship : ART
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Polite : CIVIL
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Build ___ against (work to prosecute) : ACASE
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Layered minerals : MICAS
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Bit of luggage : BAG
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Cries one's eyes out : BAWLS
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Sporty Mazda : MIATA
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Romantic rendezvous : TRYST
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Letter container: Abbr. : ENV
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Story that might include a dragon : FAIRYTALE
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Conceives of : IMAGINES
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Gambling site, briefly : OTB
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Flamboyantly overdone : THEATRIC
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Astronaut Grissom : GUS
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Humorous : JOCOSE
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Suffix with ranch : ERO
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"Inferno" poet : DANTE
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Not domesticated : FERAL
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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McGregor of "Down With Love" : EWAN
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"Whip It" band : DEVO
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Tennis score after deuce : ADIN
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Bearded animal : GOAT
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Leaves off : ENDS
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"Nova" network : PBS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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