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New York Times, Friday, July 23, 2004

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0723 ( 19,981 )
Across
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Home of America's first automatic traffic light, ca. 1920 : DETROITMICHIGAN
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Declaration of independence : ITSAFREECOUNTRY
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Store something away, in a way : MAKEAMENTALNOTE
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Raised rumblers : ELS
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"One Mic" rapper : NAS
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Western N.C.A.A. powerhouse : USC
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Workout unit : SET
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Southpaw Shawn : ESTES
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N.S. clock setting : AST
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___ Drake, longtime illustrator of "Blondie" : STAN
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Actor Corey ___ : HAIM
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Mrs. Reed's creator : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
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"That's my final offer" : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
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It's surprising when played : ACEUPONESSLEEVE
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Record problem : SKIP
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Shift very carefully : EASE
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Fronted : LED
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Personal assts. keep track of them : SKEDS
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A question of self-examination : AMI
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Follower of Christ? : INE
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Cartoon hit : BAM
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Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
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Superpowers often have them : SATELLITESTATES
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1959 pop hit that asked "Why?" : ATEENAGERINLOVE
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Infatuation situation : STARSINONESEYES
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Element of change : DIME
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Series follower: Abbr. : ETAL
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"Bad!" sounds : TSKS
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Explorer of the Canadian Arctic : RAE
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P. D. James's "Death ___ Expert Witness" : OFAN
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"Garfield" waitress : IRMA
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Tight ends? : TEES
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What androphobes fear : MEN
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Metrical stress : ICTUS
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Vacation locale, with "the" : COAST
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Mozart's portrayer in "Amadeus" : HULCE
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Vacation spot : INN
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Classic cars that were the first to have Ram Air engines : GTOS
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Giotto's work : ARTE
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Reply put in by Putin? : NYET
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Some like them hot : ENTREES
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Be rude in line : SHOVE
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Be temporarily : ACTAS
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Radio ___ : SHACK
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Original "Star Trek" actor : TAKEI
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Bad thing to have showing : SLIP
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Threatener of Miss Gulch : TOTO
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Buckets : ATON
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Slippery as ___ : ANEEL
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Stick-to-___ : ITIVE
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Dealt : METED
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Commits to another hitch : REUPS
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The lady in "The Lady From Shanghai" : ELSA
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Former first lady's first name : BESS
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Breathing abnormality : RALE
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Firing places : KILNS
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Think fit : DEIGN
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Politico Hutchinson and others : ASAS
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Slugger Williams : MATT
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Universal Postal Union headquarters : BERN
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Japon's place : ASIE
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Range: Abbr. : MTNS
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"That's not ___!" (parent's admonishment) : ATOY
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Golf's Ballesteros : SEVE
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Handles : USES
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Suffix with cannon : EER
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___ Fabi of auto racing : TEO
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It contains about 6% alcohol by volume : ALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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