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New York Times, Monday, July 28, 2003

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
Nuclear weapon, in old headlines
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Paul. Monday freshness: 10%
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© 2003, The New York Times7/28/3 ( No. 19,620 )
Across
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Take out of the freezer : THAW
5
Whole lot : SLEW
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Nuclear weapon, in old headlines : ABOMB
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Fish in a salad : TUNA
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Confederate general, for short : RELEE
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Customer : USER
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Battery fluid : ACID
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Momentary flash : GLINT
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"Pshaw!" : THATSRIDICULOUS
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The Amish, e.g. : SECT
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Spanish king : REY
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Show the effects of weight : SAG
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Coffee container : THERMOS
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"___ your age!" : ACT
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Pick up the tab for : TREAT
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"In what way?" : HOW
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Like rush hour traffic : SLOW
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"Pshaw!" : AREYOUKIDDINGME
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Gift on a first date, maybe : ROSE
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Can metal : TIN
44
Pilot light : FLAME
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She sheep : EWE
46
Kitchen set : DINETTE
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End a fast : EAT
50
Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Warlike god : ARES
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"Pshaw!" : DONTMAKEMELAUGH
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Knock for ___ : ALOOP
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Sen. Bayh of Indiana : EVAN
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Lumber source : TREE
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Wait on : SERVE
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Blend : MELD
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Four-bagger : HOMER
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Whom a hunter hunts : PREY
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Verne captain : NEMO
Down
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Tightly strung : TAUT
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"Pipe down!" : HUSH
3
Vicinity : AREA
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___ and all including faults) : WARTS
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Laundry stiffener : STARCH
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Transparent plastic : LUCITE
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"National Velvet" author Bagnold : ENID
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Dry riverbed : WADI
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States one's case : ARGUES
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"Button" site : BELLY
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Miscellany : OLIO
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Restaurant posting : MENU
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"All ___ are off!" : BETS
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Bench-clearing incident : SETTO
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Not leave enough room : CROWD
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Blank look : STARE
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Cupid's projectile : ARROW
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Silly ones : GEESE
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German wine valley : RHINE
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Fashionable, in the 60's : MOD
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Pond buildup : ALGAE
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Pause indicator : COMMA
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Sound from a nest : TWEET
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Favorable vote : AYE
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Weekend TV show, for short : SNL
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City east of Syracuse : UTICA
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Family : KIN
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#1 Beatles hit "___ Fine" : IFEEL
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Certain piano pedal : DAMPER
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Tex-Mex treat : TAMALE
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Hip : TRENDY
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Hotpoint appliance : STOVE
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Fine blouse material : SATIN
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Salt amount : DASH
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Butter alternative : OLEO
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Typical amount : NORM
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Dole's running mate, 1996 : KEMP
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At any time : EVER
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Press upon : URGE
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Subj. with circles and such : GEOM
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Person with a medal, maybe : HERO

Answer summary:
1 debuted here and reused later.

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