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New York Times, Monday, July 22, 2002

"Stop worrying about picayune stuff!"

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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2015151219278
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1.52700
Harvey Estes
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 91 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times7/22/02 ( No. 19,249 )
Across
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Comical Laurel : STAN
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All excited : AGOG
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Knights' ladies : DAMES
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Sexologist Shere : HITE
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Sandy slope : DUNE
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"Remember the ___!" : ALAMO
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Service status : ONEA
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Damon of "The Bourne Identity" : MATT
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Disinfectant brand : LYSOL
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Wind pointer : WEATHERVANE
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D.D.E.'s command in W.W. II : ETO
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Some household heads : MAS
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Not Rep. or Dem. : IND
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Myrna of "The Thin Man" : LOY
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The hoop in hoops : RIM
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Having good posture : ERECT
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Hissy fit : SNIT
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Meal in a shell : TACO
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Quoits target : HOB
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One ___ kind : OFA
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Lay ___ the line : ITON
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"Changing the subject ..." : INANOTHERVEIN
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Raid rival : DCON
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Pi follower : RHO
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China's Sun ___-sen : YAT
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Take a load off : REST
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Part of CNN : NEWS
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Flies alone : SOLOS
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Leave dumbstruck : AWE
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Confederate soldier : REB
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Lobbying grp. : PAC
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Before, of yore : ERE
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Ford or Lincoln : CAR
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1972 Carly Simon hit : YOURESOVAIN
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City near Syracuse : UTICA
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Stink to high heaven : REEK
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Brain wave : IDEA
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Russian Revolution leader : LENIN
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Patiently wait : BIDE
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Dryer outlet : VENT
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Rival of ancient Sparta : ARGOS
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Winter blanket : SNOW
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Pay to play : ANTE
Down
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Missourian's demand : SHOWME
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Musical ineptitude : TINEAR
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"Relax, soldier!" : ATEASE
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Shipshape : NEAT
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Product pitchers : ADMEN
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Some football linemen : GUARDS
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Airing : ONTV
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"Stop worrying about picayune stuff!" : GETALIFE
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Big name in Chicago politics : DALEY
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Prince ___ Khan : ALY
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Grand Prix racer : MASERATI
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:-) or :-( : EMOTICON
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Wise king of Israel : SOLOMON
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Woo in an unwelcome way : HITON
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___ public : NOTARY
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Rooters' refrain : CHANT
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At all, in dialect : NOHOW
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Connect with : TIETO
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Island on the Java Sea : BORNEO
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Free serving at a restaurant : ICEWATER
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A bull may wear one : NOSERING
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Many a commuter's base : THEBURBS
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Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
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Storied vampire : DRACULA
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Popular swimwear : SPEEDO
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Hard to lift : LEADEN
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Show the ropes to : ORIENT
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100-member group : SENATE
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"___ Hope" (former soap) : RYANS
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Horse halter? : REIN
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Cheer starter : VIVA
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A.F.L.'s partner : CIO

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