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New York Times, Wednesday, July 23, 2003

It might need two hands to be removed from a shelf

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Early.
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© 2003, The New York Times7/23/03 ( No. 19,615 )
Across
1
List ender : ETAL
5
Line crosser? : SCAB
9
Brief argument : SETTO
14
1984 Peace Nobelist : TUTU
15
It might need two hands to be removed from a shelf : TOME
16
Work, in a way : KNEAD
17
"Topaz" author : URIS
18
Bearded bloom : IRIS
19
Traffic sign : YIELD
20
Flying an SST? : INTHEFASTPLANE
23
Pandora's boxful : ILLS
24
Varnish ingredient : LAC
25
"Everyone welcome" : ALLAGES
29
Kind of rule : MOB
30
Mattress problem : SAG
33
Bowser : POOCH
34
What "that" ain't : HAY
35
Certain something : AURA
36
Missouri baby carriers? : SAINTLOUISPRAMS
40
French 101 verb : ETRE
41
Before, before : ERE
42
Sight along the Mississippi : LEVEE
43
___-devil : SHE
44
See 13-Down : JOB
45
Comedians, e.g. : AMUSERS
47
Icarus' undoing : SUN
48
Porkpie feature : BRIM
49
Cost of a certain grain? : UNCLEBENSPRICE
56
Sleep disturbance : SNORE
57
1980's TV police comedy : ENOS
58
Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
59
This puzzle's theme : ADDAP
60
Bit of roofing : TILE
61
Scuttle filler : COAL
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Pope's writings : POEMS
63
"No ifs, ___ ..." : ANDS
64
Breaks off : ENDS
Down
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Place for pins : ETUI
2
Go sour : TURN
3
Working away : ATIT
4
W. C. Fields persona : LUSH
5
Squelch : STIFLE
6
Marine deposits : CORALS
7
Out of whack : AMISS
8
First-place : BEST
9
1970's space station : SKYLAB
10
Pioneering 1940's computer : ENIAC
11
Numerical suffix : TEEN
12
Raconteur's offering : TALE
13
With 44-Across, handyman's task : ODD
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Skater's figure : EIGHT
22
Artful dodges : PLOYS
25
Church areas : APSES
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Far from eager : LOATH
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Nantes's river : LOIRE
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Result of an oil surplus? : ACNE
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Part of spring in France : MAI
30
Urbane : SUAVE
31
Ordnance supplier : ARMER
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Some are inert : GASES
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Cry's partner : HUE
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Mars' counterpart : ARES
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Eyeball : ORB
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Roly-poly : PLUMP
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Plantation libations : JULEPS
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Noted traitor : ARNOLD
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Department store section : MISSES
47
Take a powder : SCRAM
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Niger neighbor : BENIN
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Bring to ruin : UNDO
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Knot : NODE
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Loser to VHS : BETA
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5K or 10K : RACE
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"The heat ___" : ISON
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Part of a punch ballot : CHAD
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Some are shockers : EELS
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Gullible one : SAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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