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New York Times, Saturday, July 10, 2004

It remains effective until filled or canceled

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times7/10/04 ( No. 19,968 )

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Athletic supporter? : SPORTSBRA
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Electric meter inventor ___ Thomson : ELIHU
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Viniculturist's sampling tube : WINETHIEF
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Join securely : TENON
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It remains effective until filled or canceled : OPENORDER
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Places to set geraniums : SILLS
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Hardly a Yankee fan : REB
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Flatten, in metalworking : PEEN
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Near : BESIDE
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Brand in the freezer section : EDYS
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Prima donna : DRAMAQUEEN
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"The Neon Bible" novelist : TOOLE
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Union foe : SCAB
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Shrimp : RUNT
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Those with 48-Acrosses : OWNERS
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It may have reservations : TRIBE
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Vital : NEEDED
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Most numbers have two or more : VERSES
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Enliven : PEPUP
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Gym amenities : SAUNAS
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Year in Severus's reign : CCVI
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Letterhead?: Abbr. : INIT
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See 30-Across : TITLE
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Pros at increasing profits : RAINMAKERS
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Railroad necessities : TIES
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Series finales : OMEGAS
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Guffaw : ROAR
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Setting for St. Paul: Abbr. : CST
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Country lass : WENCH
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Rush hour, in adspeak : DRIVETIME
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1,000 millimes : DINAR
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Ride : POKEFUNAT
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Catcher : SNARE
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Horoscope data : STARSIGNS
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Affirmed in court : SWORETO
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"Put a lid on it!" : PIPEDOWN
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Not as a group : ONEBYONE
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TV dog : REN
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'Vette option : TTOP
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Bit : SHRED
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Those who wait : BIDERS
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Play again : REENACT
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About 20% of the earth's land: Abbr. : AFR
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Footnote abbr. : ETSEQ
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Disco-era duds : LEISURESUIT
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Rather than, with "of" : INLIEU
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"Stalag 17" star, 1953 : HOLDEN
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Still waiting to go out : UNSENT
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They're changed frequently : BABIES
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Option for some long trips : SLEEPINGCAR
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"Terrif!" : MARV
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One of die Planeten : ERDE
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Antique photos : SEPIAS
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Stink maker : BRAT
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Flashy basket : DUNK
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Seductive : ENTICING
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Drummer : SALESMAN
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Male character in French pantomime : PIERROT
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Some stanzas : SESTETS
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Ochlophobist's dread : CROWDS
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Finished : CAMEIN
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"The Third Man" setting : VIENNA
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Three-person team : TROIKA
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Three-time World Cup skiing champion : MAHRE
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Hero, at times : SAVER
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Play directors : REFS
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Infielders' stat. : DPS
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Honey eater of New Zealand : TUI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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