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New York Times, Thursday, July 3, 2003

The Miners of the Western Athletic Conf.

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 78 for Ms. Allis.
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© 2003, The New York Times7/3/03 ( No. 19,595 )
Across
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Faucet part : STEM
5
Kites, e.g. : BIRDS
10
N.B.A. nickname : SHAQ
14
Dodeca- halved : HEXA
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Company that made Asteroids : ATARI
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Where Pearl City is : OAHU
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Picketer, perhaps : ANTI
18
Virologist Salk : JONAS
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Chinese dynasty up to A.D. 1125 : LIAO
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Result of a banner getting stripped? : STANDARDBARER
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Noun concerning verbs : TENSE
24
Grand Bahama, e.g. : ISLE
25
Kind of nut : LUG
28
Skill : ART
29
Christian singer Grant : AMY
32
On account of : DUETO
34
Result of "cabbage" getting moldy? : GREENGROSSER
38
Nobelist Hahn or Warburg : OTTO
41
1972 Derek and the Dominos hit : LAYLA
42
Sports achievement award : ESPY
43
Result of a farm animal losing opacity? : SHEEPSHEERER
46
Fajita flavorer : SALSA
47
Delicacy from the sea : EEL
48
Curative locale : SPA
51
Knock out : AWE
52
Way to Roosevelt Island : TRAM
56
Whiplike? : SMART
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Result of a dairy food getting larger? : CHEESEGREATER
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Sanction : OKAY
64
Stars, in Kansas' motto : ASTRA
65
Abounding : RIFE
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Miniature cloud : WISP
67
Reds Hall-of-Famer Tony : PEREZ
68
Prayers to Mary : AVES
69
Recent : LATE
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Vermont ski resort : STOWE
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Like cranberries : TART
Down
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Kind of daisy : SHASTA
2
Cloth-stretching frame : TENTER
3
Still around : EXTANT
4
Underground conduits : MAINS
5
Low, in La Paz : BAJA
6
"Believe ___ ..." : ITOR
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Actress Oakes of "CHiPs" : RANDI
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Olive ___ : DRABS
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Cordage fiber : SISAL
10
Undivided : SOLE
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Absolutely smooth : HAIRLESS
12
"Got it!" : AHA
13
___ vadis : QUO
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Expensive : DEAR
22
More than patch up : REDO
26
The Miners of the Western Athletic Conf. : UTEP
27
Warranting an R, perhaps : GORY
30
Gibson and Brooks : MELS
31
"Good going!" : YEAH
33
One to whom a warranty applies : USER
34
Functions properly : GOES
35
Comic Louis : NYE
36
Part song : GLEE
37
Uncommonly good : RARE
38
Mount near Mt. Olympus : OSSA
39
Loosen up : THAW
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Air on the tube : TELECAST
44
Crown : PATE
45
If not : ELSE
48
Cannabis ___ (marijuana) : SATIVA
49
Favor : PREFER
50
Not moving : ATREST
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Gains grains : REAPS
54
Good point : ASSET
55
Part of MGM : METRO
57
Charlotte Corday's victim : MARAT
59
Ballyhoo : HYPE
60
Shot up : GREW
61
Level : RAZE
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Harry Potter's Hedweg, for one : OWL
63
Asian auto import : KIA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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