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New York Times, Friday, July 18, 2003

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QV} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 19,610 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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1993 De Niro title role : MADDOG
7
Hedger's answer to "Have you done your homework?" : MOSTOFIT
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Site of Syria's Great Mosque : ALEPPO
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Flag-waver's event? : AUTORACE
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Suez Canal nationalizer : NASSER
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Space program : STARTREK
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Enfant terrible : IMP
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Dance in the streets : REJOICE
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Old lady, backwoods-style : MAW
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Patch target : TEAR
25
Goose : NINNY
26
Dreamcast maker : SEGA
27
Ignominy : ODIUM
29
"Scram!" : GIT
30
Sound system control : FADER
31
Place to get a buzz? : BARBERSCHAIR
34
Where Ashur was the supreme deity : ASSYRIA
35
Ties together : ENLACES
39
Wind down : DRAWTOACLOSE
41
Title role for Daly : LACEY
44
Unsubstantial stuff : PAP
45
For this reason : HENCE
46
Nebraska county whose seat is Nebraska City : OTOE
47
Jerusalem artichoke, e.g. : TUBER
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Those, to Muñoz : ESAS
50
Originally : NEE
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Divided differently, in a way : REZONED
53
Ending with form : ULA
54
Member of the legume family : GARBANZO
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C.P.A.'s concern : TAXLAW
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Arugula alternative : ESCAROLE
59
"Swan Lake" heroine : ODETTE
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Intensified : DEEPENED
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Broke down in school : PARSED
Down
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Churchill is in it : MANITOBA
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Shady strolling spots : ALAMEDAS
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Is ready to give up the ship : DESPAIRS
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They result in two outs: Abbr. : DPS
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Abbr. on some dials : OPER
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Bridge maven : GOREN
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Kind of temple : MASONIC
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For all to see : OUTINTHEOPEN
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Soul singer Lattisaw : STACY
10
Sped : TORE
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Food scraping : ORT
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Cultivated : FARMED
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Part of the Quaternary Period : ICEAGE
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William Shatner novel : TEKWAR
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Fitting activity? : JIGSAWPUZZLE
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"A Raisin in the Sun" actress : RUBYDEE
26
Pillsbury competitor : SARALEE
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Like the month of May? : MERRY
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Take the wrong way? : FILCH
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Suffix for a bibliophile : ANA
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Refers to : CONSULTS
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Intensify : ESCALATE
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Wasn't steady : SEESAWED
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Put out of bounds, so to speak : TABOOED
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Ached : LONGED
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Not taut : ATEASE
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Drive : COERCE
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Part of a dovetail : TENON
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Put a new surface on : RETOP
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Unusually excellent : RARE
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Man Ray's movement : DADA
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Like some churches: Abbr. : BAP
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Generation ___ : XER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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