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New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Author:
John Beck
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Beck. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 18,866 )
Across
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Aerobic bit : STEP
5
Managing, with "out" : EKING
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Leader in a beret : CHE
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Stay in the closet, say : HIDE
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Written record : ANNAL
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Classic detective : CHAN
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Strange-sounding city? : ERIE
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First territorial capital of Alaska : SITKA
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Posterior : HIND
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Start of a patriotic sports trio : DETROITREDWINGS
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Many a storm : SHE
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Anthropologist Fossey : DIAN
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More, in Managua : MAS
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Warmonger : ARES
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"Juno and the Paycock" writer : OCASEY
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Actor Werner of "Ship of Fools" : OSKAR
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Salt, to a chemist : NACL
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F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
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Middle of a patriotic sports trio : CHICAGOWHITESOX
42
Mr., in Munich : HERR
43
Important wine region : ASTI
44
Operatic villains, often : BASSI
45
Capers : ANTICS
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Number of sides on an "alto" sign : OCHO
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Word on a Ouija board : YES
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50.1%+ : MOST
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Singleton : ONE
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Ironically, end of a patriotic sports trio : TORONTOBLUEJAYS
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Rack's partner : RUIN
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Approves : OKAYS
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"Tickle Me" boy : ELMO
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Unctuous : OILY
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"From the Earth to the Moon" writer : VERNE
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Kind of leaves : COCA
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Designer monogram : YSL
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Paradises : EDENS
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Furniture wood : TEAK
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Tool site : SHED
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Spare item : TIRE
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Modify : EDIT
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They might cause pressure : PEERS
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Simpler : EASIER
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Make bootees, say : KNIT
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Foreword: Abbr. : INTR
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In an embarrassing position, maybe : NAKED
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Colorful, spiky flowers : GLADIOLI
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It may be stroked : CHIN
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"___ it all!" : HANG
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Completes : ENDS
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Taiwan is in it : CHINASEA
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Butler's companion? : OHARA
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W.W. II female : WAC
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Coffee flavor : MOCHA
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Pale : ASHEN
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Avoid : SKIRT
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
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Tended : SAWTO
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Bygone teen magazine : SASSY
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Vertical graph component : YAXIS
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Bitterness : ACRIMONY
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In : CHIC
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Kitchen appliance : GASSTOVE
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Hearty entree : TBONE
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Jailbird : CON
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Two halves of Congress : HOUSES
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Puffed, illegally : TOKED
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Walkman button : EJECT
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Priam's home : TROY
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French accords? : OUIS
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Brook : RILL
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Reveal : BARE
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Boston suburb : LYNN
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Medicinal juice : ALOE
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Gym site : YMCA
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Drunkard : SOAK

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

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