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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Controversial Oscar recipient of 1999

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times7/24/02 ( No. 19,251 )

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Across
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Grasslands : LEAS
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Hole-making tool : AWL
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"___ to Be You" : ITHAD
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Laceless shoes : PUMPS
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Obedience school command : SIT
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Defensive tackle Warren ___ : SAPP
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Smallest postage hike : CENT
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Abbreviate : SHORTEN
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Letter after epsilon : ZETA
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"Family Feud" host Anderson : LOUIE
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Aim for many models : SLIMNESS
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Abby's late sister : ANN
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Bygone : OLDEN
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Beyond tipsy : LIT
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Hindmost brain parts : MEDULLAS
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Rubbish : TRIPE
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Side by side : ABREAST
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"What's the ___?!" : IDEA
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Muzzleloader's load : SHOT
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Lacking thrills : TAME
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"Scram!" : GIT
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Bon ___ : MOT
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Like bustards and buzzards : AVIAN
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One of the Muses : ERATO
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"Chasing ___" (1997 film) : AMY
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Gravitate (toward) : TEND
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Natural mimics : MYNAS
Down
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Diner jarful : TIPS
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Other, to Ortega : OTRA
3
Stuck on board : SHIPBOUND
4
Italian aperitif : CAMPARI
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Sidewalk stand drink : ADE
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"Deathtrap" director : LUMET
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Misappropriate : EMBEZZLE
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How fans may go : APE
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Former Asian map abbr. : SSR
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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Dry with a twist : WRING
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Morning eye-opener : LATTE
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Apply (for) : PUTIN
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Dogtag info : NAME
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Sleuth created by Biggers : CHAN
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Road sign abbr. : RTE
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Thin blue line, say : VEIN
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It requires a PIN : ATM
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Dis : SLAM
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Give an edge to : HONE
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New Left org. : SDS
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Controversial Oscar recipient of 1999 : ELIAKAZAN
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Tastes : SIPS
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"Never mind" to an editor : STET
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One of five Norwegian kings : OLAF
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Glove material : LAMBSKIN
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It connects to the elbow : ULNA
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Place to go in London? : LOO
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Capote nickname : TRU
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Parish residence : RECTORY
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Gild : ADORN
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Some diner orders : BLTS
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Science society ___ Xi : SIGMA
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Colorful phrase : IDIOM
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Los Angeles attraction, with "the" : GETTY
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Leading : AHEAD
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Prefix with tarsal : META
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Hanger-on? : BAT
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Many a Monopoly property: Abbr. : AVE
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Like L.B.J. : DEM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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