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New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 2002

Home of the First Ladies National Historic Site

Author:
Nelson Hardy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nelson Hardy

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times7/28/02 ( No. 19,255 )
Across
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Was a rat : TOLD
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Certainly no libertines : PRIGS
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Strip : SWATH
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___ Bell : TACO
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Home of the First Ladies National Historic Site : OHIO
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Embezzler's fear : AUDIT
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Marisa of "What Women Want" : TOMEI
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Even once : EVER
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Target black-market lingerie dealers? : GOFORTHEBRASRING
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Soprano who once worked for P. T. Barnum : LIND
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TV cartoon dog : ASTRO
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Deep-sea explorer, at times : ROBOT
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Dickens's Mr. Pecksniff : SETH
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Tranquillity : EASE
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Leader in a robe : EMIR
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Straight : NEAT
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"Jurassic Park" menace : RAPTOR
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Was married to an Amazon? : HADALOTOFGAL
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Moves like a lizard : SLITHERS
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Neighbor : ABUT
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She's got the music in her : DIVA
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Virility and courage : MACHISMO
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"Sure thing, pard!" : YEP
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Bit of sweat : BEAD
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Handful of hair : HANK
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Gists : NUBS
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Flight segment : STAIR
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"Do it again!" : ENCORE
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Neighbor of Nigeria : BENIN
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Cat's favorite item in an Easter basket? : CHOCOLATEMOUSE
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Ready for marriage : NUBILE
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Freshens, in a way : AERATES
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Don't mess with : LETBE
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Skinflint : SCROOGE
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Gets game : SNARES
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Spouse who isn't vindictive? : SPARINGPARTNER
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Didn't dawdle : ACTED
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Shavers : PLANES
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Grating : HARSH
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Origin : SEED
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Bus. bigwigs : CEOS
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Become soft, say : THAW
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Spot in Vegas : PIP
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Cheaply : FORASONG
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One of the Lindberghs : ANNE
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Where Christmas lights may be hung : EAVE
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Floor : ASTONISH
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Apartment building's previous overseer? : THELASTSUPER
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Repeat : PARROT
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Wrecked : SHOT
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Ticket : CITE
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Indigo dye source : ANIL
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Man, e.g. : ISLE
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Dump : SCRAP
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Luigi's land : TERRA
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Year Attila was defeated in Gaul : CDLI
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Take care of a soda warehouse spill? : CLEANTHELITERBOX
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Better ___ : HALF
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Familial nickname : AUNTY
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Log or board : ENTER
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Feeble : PALE
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Additionally : ELSE
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Document from a letter : LEASE
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Like a chimney sweep : SOOTY
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They're big in Hollywood : EGOS
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"Animal House" wear : TOGA
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Cries of surprise : OHOS
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Opposite of let down : LIFTEDUP
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Hardly the assertive type : DOORMAT
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Gesture of affection : PAT
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German industrial region : RUHR
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Thought: Prefix : IDEO
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Any of the Bee Gees : GIBB
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Undiluted : STRONG
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Bourbon and others: Abbr. : STS
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Beat : WORST
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Gaston's girl : AMIE
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Fair sight : TENT
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Chancy : HIGHRISK
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Start a three-way call? : TELEPHONEBOTH
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Play the ace? : AVIATE
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One might remove a curse : CENSOR
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Underlings follow them : ORDERS
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Shake up : ROIL
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Elite military unit : ATEAM
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Engine part : ROD
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Chef's phrase : ALA
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This might help people who are short : ATM
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Manger bedding : HAY
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Justice Fortas : ABE
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Shinbones : TIBIAS
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Blatant : OVERT
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J.F.K. watchdog : FAA
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Don't be a hog : SHARE
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Trade : LINE
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Elite : CHOSEN
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Put down : DEMEAN
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Merger : UNION
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Foolish talk : BILGE
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Cocky look : SNEER
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What a very good horror movie might make you? : SCAREDFORLIFE
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Schlepped : TOTED
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Porters : ALES
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Braque, e.g. : CUBIST
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Scots' accents : BURRS
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Honduran houses : CASAS
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From now : HENCE
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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1960 #1 Marty Robbins hit : ELPASO
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Va. neighbor : NCAR
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Gives rise to : SPAWNS
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Be clumsy with a pail : SLOSH
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Lake Volta locale : GHANA
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They may be split : PEAS
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Life-and-death : CRITICAL
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"Prince Valiant" cartoonist Foster : HAL
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Cheap Halloween mask : PAPERBAG
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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Part of i.p.s. : PER
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"Double Fantasy" performer : ONO
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Maximum : NTH
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Hamlet's father, e.g. : GHOST
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List shortcut : ETC
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Musical Muse : EUTERPE
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Cochise, for one : APACHE
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Article of summer wear : SANDAL
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Woodwind embellishments : TRILLS
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Makes art like Rembrandt : ETCHES
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Spot : SITE
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Has space for : SEATS
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Swing around : SLUE
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Actress Olin : LENA
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Elopers' destination, maybe : RENO
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Violist's clef : ALTO
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Artist Mondrian : PIET
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Hershey brand : ROLO
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x, y and z : AXES
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"The Steve Allen Show" regular : NYE
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Sample : TRY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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