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New York Times, Saturday, July 12, 2003

16-Down : Me-tooed, in a way

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {QY} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 178 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times7/12/03 ( No. 19,604 )
Across
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___ Attucks, early American patriot : CRISPUS
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Left quickly : MADEOFF
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Lightweight antitank gun : RECOILLESSRIFLE
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Browning piece? : ELECTRICTOASTER
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Alibi" : AIS
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Aesthete's delight : HIGHART
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Self starter? : HER
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French noodle? : TETE
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Job : CHORE
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Red Rose : PETE
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Spaces for races : OVALS
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Your: Fr. : TES
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Hard-pressed : BESET
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Sold : RETAILED
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Citizens of Naberezhnye Chelny, e.g. : TATARS
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Secret : INNER
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Large bowl for holding drink : JORUM
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Like a certain unpopular political stand : PROTAX
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Trysting site : LOVENEST
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Photographer Cartier-Bresson : HENRI
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"Do ___ Diddy Diddy" (1964 hit) : WAH
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They're thrown in track and field : DISCI
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Chichén ___ (Mayan city) : ITZA
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Jones who sang "Come Away With Me," 2002 : NORAH
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Tiny part : ATOM
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Stretch or stretch out : LIE
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Fine meals : FARINAS
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Hold up : ROB
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Plainly : INBLACKANDWHITE
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One taking the plunge : PARACHUTEJUMPER
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Certain table surface : SLABTOP
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Isn't quite ready to blow : SIMMERS
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Almighty : CREATOR
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Take over for : RELIEVE
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1963 submarine thriller by Alistair MacLean made into a 1968 film : ICESTATIONZEBRA
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S.P.C.A. part: Abbr. : SOC
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Heart or soul : PITH
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First saint canonized by a pope : ULRIC
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Less important : SLIGHTER
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Antares and Betelgeuse, e.g. : MSTARS
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"That's ___ subject" : ASORE
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"Doggone it!" : DRAT
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Autobahn hazard : EIS
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Similar : OFTHESAMESTRIPE
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More swift : FLEETER
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Animals with "masks" around their eyes : FERRETS
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Me-tooed, in a way : ECHOED
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Hyundai model : ELANTRA
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Porky's love : PETUNIA
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Exodus locale : SINAI
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Open for all to see : BARED
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Roman law : LEX
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Astronomer Kepler : JOHANNES
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Big TV maker : PHILIPS
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Related to the back of the eye : RETINAL
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Dogie bagger : LARIAT
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Two-wheeler : SCOOTER
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Rafters : TIMBERS
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Produce : WORKUP
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Kind of chip : NACHO
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Pilgrim to Mecca: Var. : HADJI
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That's the truth : FACT
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Used strokes : SWUM
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Big pooch : LAB
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"Wait, it'll come to me ..." : HMM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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