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New York Times, Friday, July 5, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

ONE under PAR at the top, and ONE over PAR at the bottom.

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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 19,232 )
Across
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Syria's Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
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By its location [see adjoining squares of answer], a birdie : PAR
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Doggie dinner : ALPO
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Reveal unwanted things, maybe : TALKINONESSLEEP
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Wishes to satisfy : ISEAGERTOPLEASE
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High degree : PHD
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Rice wine : SAKE
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Enthusiastic about : HIGHON
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It has its limits : CITY
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Door sign : MEN
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Caterer's heater : STERNO
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Not hopeless, as a plan : WORKABLE
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Gulf of Aqaba port : EILAT
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Sweet-talk : COAX
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Exactly what's expected : PARFORTHECOURSE
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Race pace : TROT
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One caught off base, perhaps : AWOL
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Ram rival : NINER
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Greets : SAYSHITO
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Most pertinent : APTEST
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Presidential also-ran Landon : ALF
44
Influence : SWAY
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Two-time U.S. Open champ : AGASSI
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1952 quiz show "Up to ___" : PAAR
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Kind : ILK
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What mismatches have : NOTHINGINCOMMON
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Going off : TAKINGONESLEAVE
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Certain hockey shot : SLAP
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By its location [see adjoining squares of answer], a bogey : PAR
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Party leader : EMCEE
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Eagerly expectant : ATIP
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Beauty pageant wear : SASH
3
Kind of dog : SLED
4
Letters on a poster : AKA
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Probes : DIGSINTO
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Petunia fancier : PORKY
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Table stake : ANTE
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Stutz Bearcat contemporary : REO
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Without ___ to stand on : ALEG
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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North American capital : PESO
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Out-of-doors : OPEN
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Peachy-keen : NEATO
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Ball-shaped : SPHERIC
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Move furtively : SLINK
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Basketweaving and such : CRAFTS
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Bisque ingredient : MOREL
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School mos. : SEPTS
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Beauty pageant wear : TIARA
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Hirsch : ELROY
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"Whoopee!" : WAHOO
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Sharp-sightedness : ACUITY
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Shouldered : BORNE
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Performs eye surgery, in a high-tech way : LASES
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Put to work : EXERT
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Weekday sequence : MTWTF
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Banister : RAILING
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Out with some ifs : ONPAROLE
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___ stock (can ship immediately) : HASIN
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Eyes-in-the-skies acronym : AWACS
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Not so crazy : SANER
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Sugar bowl marchers : ANTS
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Good shot : GOAL
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Transport : SHIP
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___ colada : PINA
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Colorful computer : IMAC
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It means nothing to 45-Across : LOVE
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It may provide child support : KNEE
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Elephant herd? : GOP
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Dues payer: Abbr. : MEM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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