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New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 2003

What credit cards may bring about, eventually

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BGJQUXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times7/29/03 ( No. 19,621 )
Across
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Window base : SILL
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One-tenth: Prefix : DECI
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Within reach : HANDY
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Operatic solo : ARIA
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Dash : ELAN
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Children's song refrain : EIEIO
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Al Capp parody of Dick Tracy : FEARLESSFOSDICK
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Octad plus one : ENNEAD
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Princely initials : HRH
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On the sheltered side : ALEE
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Examines a passage : READS
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A prospector may stake one : CLAIM
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Midwest hub : OHARE
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B westerns : OATERS
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Repair tears : SEW
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MasterCard rival : VISA
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Salman Rushdie's birthplace : INDIA
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User of air abrasion to clean teeth : PAINLESSDENTIST
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Exam taken in H.S. : PSAT
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Pipe joint : TEE
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African bloodsucker : TSETSE
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It's given to a waiter : ORDER
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Breathing room : SPACE
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Reggae fan, often : RASTA
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Play divisions : ACTS
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Shoe part : INSTEP
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Muscleman's garment : SLEEVELESSSHIRT
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"Careless Hands" singer Mel : TORME
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Fess up : ADMIT
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Wall St. trading center : NYSE
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Prognosticator : SEER
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Equipped with air bags, say : SAFER
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Castle of dance : IRENE
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Tropical vine : LIANA
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"Streets of ___" (cowboy song) : LAREDO
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Exploit : DEED
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Golfer Ernie : ELS
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What credit cards may bring about, eventually : CASHLESSSOCIETY
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Prefix with structure : INFRA
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"For ___ a jolly ..." : HES
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Filmmaker Jordan : NEIL
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They show their faces in casinos : DICE
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Oxen's harness : YOKE
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Whip : LASH
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The Buckeye State : OHIO
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Like new dollar bills : CRISP
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Common street name : MAIN
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___ Maria : AVE
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Big blast maker : TNT
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Make changes to : EDIT
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Soufflés do it : RISE
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Glut : SATE
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Squabble : SPAT
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Food, slangily : EATS
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Sage : WISE
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How a prank may be done, after "on" : ADARE
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Mosquito protection : NET
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Edinburgh girl : LASS
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J.F.K. approximation : ETD
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Sporting blade : EPEE
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Shore birds : ERNS
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Diaper wearers' woes : RASHES
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___ wrench : ALLEN
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Subway station device : STILE
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To the point : TERSE
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More inclined : APTER
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"The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
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Lump of dirt : CLOD
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Contract stipulation : TERM
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Big rig : SEMI
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Castaway's home : ISLE
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One who looks Rover over : VET
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Swedish carrier : SAS

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

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