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New York Times, Thursday, July 22, 2004

Internet letters, and a hint to this puzzle's theme

Author:
Greg Staples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Staples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Staples.
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© 2004, The New York Times7/22/04 ( No. 19,980 )
Across
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Artist Chagall : MARC
5
Put on hold : SHELVE
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Internet letters, and a hint to this puzzle's theme : WWW
14
It's sold in bars : OLEO
15
Two-legged salamander : MUDEEL
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Source of heat : IRE
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Nirvana, essentially? : HINDUUTOPIA
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Potassium hydroxide : LYE
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Right and left : SIDES
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Anonymous : UNNAMED
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Dealership that sells old Troopers? : ISUZUUSEDCARS
27
Handsome prints? : ART
29
Easy win : ROMP
30
It ends in Oct. : DST
31
Question from Miss Piggy : MOI
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Tissue: Suffix : PLASM
34
Handwriting on the wall : OMEN
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Hollywood favorite : IDOL
40
Socialite Brooke : ASTOR
42
Memorization technique : ROTE
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Withhold from : DENY
44
Vaughan of jazz : SARAH
46
"On the double!" : NOW
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___ draft : NBA
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"Au revoir!" : TATA
51
Small colonist : ANT
52
Long forks, for example? : FONDUUTENSILS
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1967 Oscar winner Parsons : ESTELLE
58
Toys sometimes stuck in trees : KITES
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Shoe part : TOE
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Certain Hawaiian instrument? : OAHUUKULELE
66
2002 British Open champion : ELS
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Freud's home : VIENNA
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Number for one : ARIA
69
Shooting site : SET
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Went for a bite : ATEOUT
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Dermatologist's concern : CYST
Down
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Mineral hardness scale inventor : MOHS
2
Others, in Latin : ALII
3
Certain delivery : RENDITION
4
They may be cracked : CODES
5
Western Athletic Conf. school : SMU
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Home for a hermit : HUT
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Shogun's capital : EDO
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Constellation known as the Hare : LEPUS
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Like marble : VEINED
10
Herd in Africa : ELANDS
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Buck Rogers's lady friend : WILMA
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More twisted : WRYER
13
Groundskeeper's bane : WEEDS
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Assume : USURP
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One with a part : ACTOR
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Defender of Manet's work : ZOLA
25
Minutemen of coll. sports : UMASS
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Like Albany and Chicago : UPSTATE
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In the thick of : AMID
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Went on : RODE
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Capone rival known as Bugs : MORAN
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Quiet home, usually : MONASTERY
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Royal educator : ETON
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Witches' brew necessity : NEWT
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Old "Hollywood Squares" regular : LYNDE
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"Doggoneit!" : RATS
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Three-line work : HAIKU
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"One great face deserves another" sloganeer, once : BULOVA
49
Café specification : AULAIT
52
Swanky dos : FETES
53
"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Explosive trial : NTEST
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Snicker : TEHEE
56
Purple shade : LILAC
59
George and George W., e.g. : ELIS
60
Musical chairs goal : SEAT
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Game with a 108-card deck : UNO
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Burma's first P.M. : UNU
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Kit ___ : KAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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