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New York Times, Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 19,257 )

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Across
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Nile slitherers : ASPS
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Masked critter : COON
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Expecting, as a raise : UPFOR
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Opportunity, so to speak : DOOR
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Dagger handle : HAFT
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Monica of the courts : SELES
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1999 Meryl Streep movie : MUSICOFTHEHEART
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"___ not fair!" : ITS
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Gardener's need : HOSE
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Craving : YEN
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Master's requirement, often : THESIS
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Met or Card, for short : NLER
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Gateway Arch city: Abbr. : STL
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Midleg : KNEE
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Viands : EDIBLES
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Negative vote : NAY
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Foolhardy : RASH
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Interminably : NOEND
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Ayn Rand book : ATLASSHRUGGED
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Out-and-out : TOTAL
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Accordingly : THEN
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Gives the nod : OKS
45
Ethel Waters classic : AMIBLUE
47
Fall shade : RUST
49
Twitch : TIC
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Shows one's human side : ERRS
52
Things with ___ (theme of this puzzle) : SCALES
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Yiddish plaints : OYS
57
Bread spread : OLEO
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Matterhorn, e.g. : ALP
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1988 John Cleese movie, with "A" : FISHCALLEDWANDA
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Action spot : ARENA
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Easily molded : SOFT
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Bumped off : ICED
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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Golden rule word : UNTO
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Own up to : ADMIT
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Pole position? : SOUTH
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Group that's rounded up : POSSE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Picky people? : CHOOSERS
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Meatheads : OAFS
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"Come here ___?" : OFTEN
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Extreme : NTH
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Leading down the aisle : USHERING
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Hammer part : PEEN
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It has many keys: Abbr. : FLA
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Anthem preposition : OER
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Queue after Q : RST
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Goatee site : CHIN
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Gave the once-over : EYED
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First U.S. space station : SKYLAB
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McNeil's longtime news partner : LEHRER
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Built for speed : SLEEK
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Looks after : TENDS
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60's turn-on : LSD
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Egg roll time : EASTER
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Colombia's capital : BOGOTA
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One of the Judds : NAOMI
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Storage spot : ATTIC
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"Quiet, please!" : SHH
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Back street prowler : ALLEYCAT
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Not familiar with : UNUSEDTO
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Make lace : TAT
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___ Minor : URSA
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Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
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Wise lawgiver : SOLON
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Cyclist Armstrong : LANCE
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Respected one : ELDER
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Gardener's need : SPADE
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"It can't be!" : OHNO
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Took off : LEFT
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"___ chance!" : FAT
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Lyrical Gershwin : IRA
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Sun. talk : SER
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Prepare to shoot : AIM

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

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