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New York Times, Thursday, July 31, 2003

Assistance from a tall librarian?

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Gamache.
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© 2003, The New York Times7/31/03 ( No. 19,623 )
Across
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Camera setting : AUTO
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___ mai (dim sum dish) : SHU
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Boston fish dish : SCROD
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Where a whale may be found? : THAR
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Crush in competition : ROUT
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Relinquish : WAIVE
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Dermatologist's concern : MOLE
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Saragossa's stream : EBRO
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Popular 1990's sitcom : ELLEN
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Assistance from a tall librarian? : SHELFHELP
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Ready to jump, perhaps : ALERT
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Bit of slander : SLUR
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Mensa administrations : IQTESTS
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Child actor? : SCREENSHAVER
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Grogshop choice : ALE
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H-dos-O? : AGUA
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"Holy cow!" : CRIKEY
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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___-dog (Indian stray) : PYE
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Welfare, with "the" : DOLE
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N.F.L. rusher Smith : EMMITT
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Major show : EXPO
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Pasture : LEA
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Husking bee refreshment? : SHUCKERPUNCH
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Oleg Cassini had designs on her : JACKIEO
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Haunted house sound : MOAN
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Guide with a penlight : USHER
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Ventriloquism? : LIPSHTICK
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City planner's concern : ROADS
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Prologue follower : ACTI
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Where Ibsen worked : OSLO
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Piece of gossip : ONDIT
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Active ingredient in Off! : DEET
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Puddle's cause, maybe : LEAK
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Closes in court : RESTS
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Put in : ADD
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Sampler, of a sort : DEMO
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Buck passers? : ATMS
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"This can't be good" : UHOH
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Grimm offering : TALE
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End of a warning : ORELSE
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Sleeps it off, maybe : SOBERSUP
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Sling : HURL
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Where nothing is wrong : UTOPIA
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One put away for the summer : SWEATER
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It fingers ringers : CALLERID
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Tees off : RILES
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Manifest : OVERT
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Nicks' cousins : DENTS
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Moved, as art : REHUNG
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Circus performer : FLEA
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Shopping channel : QVC
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Like Solomon : SAGE
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Skelton's Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Kinko's unit : REAM
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"Frida" star Salma ___ : HAYEK
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City on the Rhein : KOLN
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A.C. or D.C., e.g. : ELEC
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"Awright!" : YEAH
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Threw caution to the wind : RISKEDIT
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Let off the hook : EXEMPTED
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Pines : THIRSTS
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Mardi Gras, e.g.: Abbr. : TUE
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German toast : PROSIT
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Brightly colored food fish : OPAH
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Fruity mixed drink : COLADA
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Countless : UNTOLD
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Case studier : JUROR
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Not separately : ASONE
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Paper ballot waste : CHADS
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Like some coffee : ICED
57
Listener's response : ISEE
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Shut (up) : CLAM
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Clown of renown : KOKO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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