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New York Times, Saturday, July 28, 2001

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0728 ( 18,890 )
Across
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Expression of bafflement : BEATSME
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Progress : STRIDES
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[Yawn] : IMBORED
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Least inspiring : ARIDEST
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Riot squad item : GASMASK
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Dictator once exiled on Madeira : BATISTA
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"Cantar de ___ Cid" (Spanish epic poem) : MIO
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"That's ___" : SHOWBIZ
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Stock figure : PAR
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___ Romana (chef's phrase) : ALLA
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Rap : CHAT
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Where some Picassos hang : TATE
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Novelist Shute : NEVIL
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Successful : HIT
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Spring sign : ARIES
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Exterminate, in a way : DERAT
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"Drive" pop group : THECARS
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Kicked : PROTESTED
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Row : QUARREL
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Where Zeus took Europa : CRETE
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Spice with rice, maybe : CURRY
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Part of a dog's name : RIN
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Deep, as a color : BURNT
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Rustic : HICK
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"Man in the Shower" cartoonist : ARNO
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Law firm employee, informally : PARA
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"Wo! ___ was!" (German cry) : ACH
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Fathers : PRIESTS
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Annuaire listing : NOM
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Stick on a trail : SKIPOLE
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Alert : HEADSUP
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Carpenter, at times : TENONER
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Article afterthought : ENDNOTE
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Some "Star Trek" personnel : ENSIGNS
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Good and mad : STEAMED
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Cheese : BIGMAN
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Sent on an impulse? : EMAILED
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Clear : ABSOLVE
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Smothers with humor? : TOM
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Span. titles : SRAS
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Coordinate : MESH
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Noted TV judge : EDKOCH
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Rest periods : SABBATHS
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Attribute : TRAIT
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Ostentatious display : RITZ
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Dictator who idolized Adolf : IDI
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Film noir feature : DESPAIR
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Big spreads : ESTATES
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They're usually fixed : STARES
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Highway divider : WHITELINE
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Landing place for private planes : AIRPARK
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Get a bigger car, say : TRADEUP
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Jolson portrayer Parks : LARRY
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Sharp : ACERB
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Dartmoor topographical feature : TOR
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Short space saver? : ETC
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Some toys : TERRIERS
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Race : QUICKEN
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Whelps : URCHINS
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Window not in a wall : TRANSOM
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Coming or going : ENROUTE
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Not loose : CHASTE
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Chips and such : NOSHES
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Forced down : TAMPED
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"We're Off to See the Wizard" composer : ARLEN
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Simple game : PONG
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It may be pitched : TENT
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One-named jazzy singer : SADE
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Islands dish : POI
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Genealogical info : DNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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