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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Prepares for further skirmishes

Author:
Richard Hughes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Hughes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Hughes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times7/25/01 ( No. 18,887 )
Across
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Turf defenders : GANG
5
Wee, in Dundee : SMA
8
What you will : ESTATE
14
Like many a professor : EMERITUS
16
Ovid work : AMORES
17
Start of a quote : LAZINESS
18
Prepares for further skirmishes : REARMS
19
Heathrow fig. : ETA
20
Off one's feed : ILL
21
40's agcy. : OPA
22
Quote, part 2 : TRAVELSSOSLOWLY
28
Suez sight : OILER
29
Kind of cross : TAU
30
Makes a cat's-paw of : USES
31
To boot : TOO
32
"Va-va-va-___!" : VOOM
34
Source of ad-free TV : PBS
36
Quote, part 3 : THATPOVERTY
40
PC key : ALT
41
Windmill blade : VANE
42
Ballantine of Ballantine Books : IAN
45
Keystone's place : ARCH
48
___ de Calais : PAS
49
Fully sufficient : AMPLE
51
End of the quote : SOONOVERTAKESIT
55
For example : SAY
56
Just discovered : NEW
57
Go for the gold : VIE
58
Ham : EMOTER
60
Source of the quote : FRANKLIN
65
Keep : RETAIN
66
Ballerina : DANSEUSE
67
Amplifier setting : TREBLE
68
Aphid milker : ANT
69
Bris, e.g. : RITE
Down
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Hair goop, e.g. : GEL
2
Sawbones' org. : AMA
3
Pince-___ : NEZ
4
Show sorrow : GRIEVE
5
Super bargain : STEAL
6
Juilliard subj. : MUS
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Dolt : ASS
8
Countesses' husbands : EARLS
9
Something in a trash heap : SMELL
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___ man (everyone) : TOA
11
Roadway markings : ARROWS
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Part of the head : TEMPLE
13
Bacon bits : ESSAYS
15
Minor third or flatted fifth : INTERVAL
20
Letters of credit? : IOU
22
Rug rat : TOT
23
Carnival city : RIO
24
Heaps : ALOT
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Station : STOP
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Russian urn : SAMOVAR
27
Bounce : OUST
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Giant Giant : OTT
34
Warm-up spot, for short : PEN
35
Watergate and others : BREAKINS
37
Nuclear fission discoverer Otto : HAHN
38
Like the Great Plains : VAST
39
Pound's sounds : YIPS
43
The Lion of God : ALI
44
Bottom line : NET
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Defend, as one's rights : ASSERT
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Gadabout : ROAMER
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Rancher's nuisance : COYOTE
48
Nave bench : PEW
50
Ralph of "Kiss Me Deadly" : MEEKER
52
Newsman Roger : ONEIL
53
Phileas Fogg's creator : VERNE
54
___-gardism : AVANT
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Slot filler : TAB
60
AZT approver : FDA
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Did a 10K, e.g. : RAN
62
Him, to Henri : LUI
63
Believer : IST
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Alumna bio word : NEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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