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New York Times, Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0723 ( 19,250 )

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Across
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Couch : SOFA
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Fail to act : SITBY
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Host before Carson : PAAR
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Grad : ALUM
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Think the world of : ADORE
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Light brown : ECRU
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Sask. neighbor : ALTA
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___ palm : BETEL
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Whiz kids : ACES
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Hoot at confined hooters? : RAZZZOOOWLS
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Bank statement amt. : INT
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Have a bite : EAT
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Eventually : SOMEDAY
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Captain's hook : GAFF
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Send via Western Union : WIRE
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Hamlet, in "Hamlet" : ROLE
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Bill Gates, to some : GURU
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Supplies, as assistance : LENDS
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Claim Confederate leader has varied taste? : CALLLEEECLECTIC
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Winetaster's criterion : AROMA
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1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
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Triumphant cry : TADA
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Room at San Quentin : CELL
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Part of a basilica : NAVE
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Auction buy : LOT
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Villain in Exodus : PHARAOH
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Response to a preacher : IDO
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Tennis judge's cry : LET
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Entice W.W. II agents? : WOOOSSSPIES
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Racer Luyendyk : ARIE
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It's a fact : TRUTH
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Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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___ suit (baggy outfit) : ZOOT
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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"___ Over Beethoven" : ROLL
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Oscar winner Paquin : ANNA
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Takes five : RESTS
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Not just a five-minute jaunt : TREK
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German industrial region : SAAR
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___ podrida : OLLA
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Play around (with) : FUTZ
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Dumbfound : AMAZE
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"Mission: Impossible" assignment, maybe : SABOTAGE
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Screen pooch of 1939 : TOTO
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Makes suds : BREWS
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Shortest light : YELLOW
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Unimpressive brain size : PEA
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Unplanned : ACCIDENTAL
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Rock concert venue : ARENA
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Out of practice : RUSTY
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End of a two-part move : ZAG
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Request before a click : SMILE
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Build : ERECT
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Shamu, for one : ORCA
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Rise quickly : SOAR
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Divvying-up process : ALLOCATION
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Natural gas, for one : FUEL
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Common refrigerant : FREON
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"___ Gantry" : ELMER
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Pac-10 team, for short : UCLA
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"Thank You" singer, 2001 : DIDO
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Leave in a hurry : SCAT
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Steven Bochco series : LALAW
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Doesn't skimp with : LAVISHES
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Window smasher, maybe : LOOTER
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Actors Begley and Begley Jr. : EDS
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Public square : PLAZA
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"Great white" bird : HERON
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Preakness entrant : HORSE
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It's eye-grabbing : OPART
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On the ___ (bickering) : OUTS
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Let stand, in editorial parlance : STET
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Aviation pioneer Sikorsky : IGOR
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Polio vaccine developer : SALK
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LAX info : ETA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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