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New York Times, Thursday, July 29, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 19,987 )
Across
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Testing centers : LABS
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Connections : INS
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Large marine herbivore : SEACOW
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Yellow spread : OLEO
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Short flight : HOP
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State admitted during the Civil War : NEVADA
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Eyesight impairer : GLAUCOMA
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Ready to be hung up, say : IRONED
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"Simon says pretend you're on a trampoline" : JUMPUPANDDOWN
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"Give it ___!" : AREST
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Calamitous : DIRE
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Mischief-maker : IMP
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Club ___ : MED
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Seine feeder : OISE
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High-rise member : IBAR
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"Simon says imitate a soldier" : MARCHINPLACE
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Last name in sharpshooting : OAKLEY
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"Simon says act like a bird" : FLAPBOTHARMS
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Playwright who coined the term "lothario" : ROWE
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Patch up : MEND
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Orlando Predators' grp. : AFL
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Pay off the mortgage on : OWN
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Milk source : TEAT
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Kind of lily : CALLA
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"Give me a round of applause" : SIMONDIDNTSAY
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Curmudgeon's greeting : GOAWAY
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Ballet featuring the evil magician Von Rothbart : SWANLAKE
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Respectful : POLITE
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Get into a stew? : EAT
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Strong server : ACER
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Said "one club," e.g. : OPENED
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Sung syllable : TRA
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Congressional mtg. : SESS
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Lumbering problem : LOGJAM
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Enticement : ALLURE
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Appeared triumphant : BEAMED
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Stock options? : SOUPS
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Breakfast chain, for short : IHOP
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Like Bedouins : NOMADIC
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Florida colonizers, with "the" : SPANISH
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Disparaging : SNIDE
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Acknowledge : AVOW
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Friday, for one : CANNIBAL
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Work with feet : ODE
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Mouthful : WAD
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Studio shout : CUT
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Eins + zwei : DREI
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Stalker deterrent : MACE
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Stalked one : PREY
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Name on a wafer : OREO
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Sorts : ILKS
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Have a long face : MOPE
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P.D. alert : APB
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Direction opposite sud : NORD
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Kitchen spray : PAM
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"The Mod Squad" do : AFRO
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School zone warning : SLOW
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Result of a house cleaning, maybe : LAWNSALE
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1947 film noir starring Dennis O'Keefe : TMEN
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Fast-food worker's equipment : HEADSET
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Pacifistic : ANTIWAR
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French border region : ALSACE
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Some breakfast cereals : FLAKES
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Hens, e.g. : LAYERS
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Trifled (with) : TOYED
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Aaron Brown's employer : CNN
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World book? : ATLAS
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High-handed remark? : IWIN
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Captain's aide : MATE
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Figures : DATA
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Mailing ctr. : GPO
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Alley ___ : OOP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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