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New York Times, Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Tablet inscription on 38-Across that commemorates 17-Across

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {WZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2002, The New York Times7/3/02 ( No. 19,230 )

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Across
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Currency substitute : SCRIP
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Big party : BASH
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The Beatles' "___ Madonna" : LADY
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Japanese verse : HAIKU
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Yellow spread : OLEO
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When many people have cookouts : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Formerly : NEE
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They average 100 : IQS
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Free : PROBONO
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Bug : FLU
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Enter : GOIN
25
Spanish snack : TAPA
28
Monopoly game token : IRON
30
Novelist Rona : JAFFE
35
Flamenco cries : OLES
36
It's nothing, really : NIL
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Big name in beauty products : LOREAL
38
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi creation : STATUEOFLIBERTY
41
People in People : CELEBS
42
Energy : PEP
43
Uno y dos : TRES
44
Pittsburgh's Mellon ___ : ARENA
45
Speaker in the Baseball Hall of Fame : TRIS
46
Henry of the House Judiciary Committee : HYDE
47
Emperor who poisoned Britannicus : NERO
49
Singer Sumac : YMA
51
Feeling pins and needles : ATINGLE
55
Santa ___ : ANA
56
Unagi, at a sushi bar : EEL
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Tablet inscription on 38-Across that commemorates 17-Across : JULYIVMDCCLXXVI
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Up to snuff : ABLE
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Home on the range : TEPEE
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Take a breather : REST
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Mmes., in Madrid : SRAS
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Embellish : ADORN
Down
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Painful place to be kicked : SHIN
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Sugar source : CANE
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Fairgrounds attraction : RIDE
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War-hero president : IKE
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Iris's center : PUPIL
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Makes verboten : BANS
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What's more : AND
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Walk over : STEPON
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Artist Toulouse-Lautrec : HENRI
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"Stay" singer Lisa : LOEB
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Designer Gucci : ALDO
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Person with a list : DEAN
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Go up and down rapidly : YOYO
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Zebras, e.g. : EQUINES
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Grifter's ploy : CONJOB
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Buckle : FASTEN
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One who works on a swing : GOLFPRO
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Adjust : ALTER
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"The Power of Positive Thinking" writer : PEALE
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Carnival city : RIO
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1986 self-titled soul album : ARETHA
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Boat to Staten Island : FERRY
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In the cards : FATED
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"Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
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Not really sing : LIPSYNC
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Congo border river : UBANGI
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Aloha shirt accessory : LEI
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Aftershock : TREMOR
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Graceland name : ELVIS
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Island south of Sicily : MALTA
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Open slightly : AJAR
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Part of an IV : TUBE
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Troubles : ILLS
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Da's opposite : NYET
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Pair in a dead man's hand : ACES
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Montreal player : EXPO
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Penultimate fairy tale word : EVER
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Bank holding : LIEN
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Modern courtroom evidence : DNA
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Marked, as a ballot : XED

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