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New York Times, Saturday, July 3, 2004

"If a ___ is happy, it cannot fit too close": O. Henry

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times7/3/04 ( No. 19,961 )
Across
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Better Business Bureau concerns : SCAMS
6
Hefty competition : GLAD
10
What someone who is out might be in : COMA
14
Put through the mill? : PUREE
15
Legal cover-up? : ROBE
16
Robert Burns title starter : AULD
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1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
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Member of a small family : ONLYCHILD
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"Six Degrees of Separation" family name : KITTREDGE
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Suitor's presentation : ROSES
23
Where to spend birr : ETHIOPIA
24
John of Parliament : LOO
25
It's projected : MOVINGPICTURE
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Browsers' place : THENET
32
Sturdy building material : OAK
33
Pique experience? : SNIT
34
Make a stink? : ROT
35
Density symbol, in physics : RHO
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It may follow an etym. : DEF
39
Ottoman officer : AGA
40
Utter : EMIT
42
Special ability : ESP
44
Burrowing animal : WOMBAT
46
Mysterious letter writer, maybe : SECRETADMIRER
49
Lyricist Dubin and others : ALS
50
Come this close : JUSTMISS
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Take, as a life : CLAIM
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Humored : CATEREDTO
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Curved wall used as a stage background : CYCLORAMA
59
Actress Georgia ___ of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : ENGEL
60
"Flower Petal Gown" sculptor : ERTE
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Not easily angered : EVEN
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Surgical tube : STENT
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Ones that may get ticked? : DEER
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Gathering suffix : FEST
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"Me, too" : SODOI
Down
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Sudden increase : SPIKE
2
Get the job done : CUTIT
3
Putting two and two together, say : ARITHMETIC
4
Bring up : MENTION
5
Pirate : SEAROVER
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"Beethoven" star, 1992 : GRODIN
7
Time of many a fairy tale : LONGAGO
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Good enough to 2-Down : ABLE
9
"The Partridge Family" actress : DEY
10
Collusion : CAHOOTS
11
Votes overseas : OUIS
12
M.'s counterpart : MLLE
13
Contributes : ADDS
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Swamp thing : CROC
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Bad words : EPITHETS
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"Me, too" : LIKEWISE
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See 51-Down : PAD
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Not mincing words? : UNABRIDGED
28
European capital : RIGA
29
Virginie, e.g. : ETAT
30
Dos into seis : TRES
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"If a ___ is happy, it cannot fit too close": O. Henry : HOME
36
Mama bear, in Madrid : OSA
38
Keep : FORTRESS
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It can be semi-attached : TRAILER
43
"The Murder Room" novelist : PDJAMES
45
Token : MEMENTO
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Kids' TV character voiced by Kevin Clash : ELMO
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One of "Them" : MUTANT
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With 26-Down, it may be used in a pool : STENO
52
Longtime Chicago Symphony conductor : SOLTI
53
Sent a duplicate, briefly : CCED
54
Invention of Hermes, supposedly : LYRE
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___ gratuit (something done without apparent motive) : ACTE
56
Give up, slangily : CAVE
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Make calls : REF

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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