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New York Times, Thursday, July 24, 2003

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 171 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0724 ( 19,616 )
Across
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"Go, team!" : MUSH
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Good rate of speed : CLIP
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Skin : FLESH
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Atahualpa, for one : INCA
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Eugene O'Neill's daughter : OONA
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Blood line : AORTA
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Theater light : SPOT
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Sgts., e.g. : NCOS
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Peter and Paul : TSARS
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Rep's network : SALESCONTACTS
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Waist, approximately : MIDDLE
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One leaving home, perhaps : EVACUEE
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Time mgrs. : EDS
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Bear to look up to : URSA
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Like a cloudless night : STARRY
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Not flat at all : INTUNE
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River to the Ubangi : UELE
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Kitchen set : DRINKINGGLASSES
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Eclipse sight : RING
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"Citizen Kane" actor Everett ___ : SLOANE
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Entry : ACCESS
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Thessaly peak : OSSA
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Calculating sort, for short? : CPA
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Law enforcer since 1873 : MOUNTIE
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Crowns : TIARAS
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Contractor's determination : BUILDINGSPECS
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Swing wildly : FLAIL
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Where many Indians live : ASIA
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Purpose : SAKE
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Drink with a foamy top : LATTE
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Force ÷ acceleration : MASS
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Send out : EMIT
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Doesn't ignore : OBEYS
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Ignore : SKIP
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Words often listed together: Abbr. : SYNS
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Returnee's question : MISSME
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Open, in a way : UNPAID
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Comes down on : SCOLDS
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More than unpopular : HATED
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Some of them have Handel bars : CONCERTI
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Nuts : LOCO
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A party to : INON
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Belt : PASTE
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Pol backer : FATCAT
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It's hopeless : LOSTCAUSE
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What smudges may indicate : ERASURES
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Narrow connector: Abbr. : STR
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Is down with : HAS
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Skulked : SLUNK
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School media depts. : AVS
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Blinkers : EYES
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Tans : SUNS
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Certain Miamian : ANGLO
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Cunning : INGENUITY
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They can be inflated : EGOS
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Apothecaries' weight : DRAM
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"___ Suave" (1991 hip-hop hit) : RICO
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Sit on, maybe : INCUBATE
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Desperation, of a sort : LASTGASP
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Henry and June's friend, in a 1990 film : ANAIS
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Station barriers : STILES
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Smooth : CREAMY
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Cram : PACKIN
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Strong points : ASSETS
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Wrapped cheeses : EDAMS
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Areas connected to an ambulatory : APSES
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Not final, as a legal decree : NISI
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Old pop duo ___ & Eddie : FLO
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Part of a science course : LAB

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

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