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New York Times, Saturday, July 5, 2003

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 19,597 )

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Across
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Red-spotted creatures : EFTS
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Series opener? : MINI
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Not wild : STAID
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Memorable 1964 Florida hurricane : DORA
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It may be seen in a window : ICON
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"Bird on ___" (1990 movie) : AWIRE
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"On the Other Hand" autobiographer : WRAY
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Listmaker's shortcut : DITTOMARKS
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"No prob" : ASNAP
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Workers with dogs, maybe : NARCS
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Compass heading : SSE
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Publishing quickly, say : RUSHINGOUT
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Toots in a dining room : SHOR
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Soft & ___ (Gillette brand) : DRI
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Article follow-ups? : NOUNS
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Community of plant and animal life : BIOME
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Why the dog caught a cold? : VETLETPETGETWET
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Resident's suffix : ITE
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It may be heard after a charge : OLE
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Why the parent gave the kid a spanking? : BADLADHADDADMAD
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Cheering : AROAR
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Word said with a head slap : IDIOT
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Bitter, say : ALE
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Intelligence : NEWS
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Jaguar, for one : SPOTTEDCAT
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Family head : DON
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Big name in collectibles : TOPPS
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He claimed the coast of California for Queen Elizabeth : DRAKE
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Like some lineups : ALPHABETIC
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Sacred ___ : IBIS
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First, second and third : GEARS
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Inquires (about) : SEES
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Opening : VENT
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___ Park : ESTES
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Polo of "Meet the Parents" : TERI
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Physics units : ERGS
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Tower of London victim : EDWARDV
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Sans reservations : FORSURE
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Kind of visa : TRANSIT
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Internist's request : SAYAH
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Prefix with course : MID
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Freezing : ICINGUP
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Less than any : NOTAONE
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Unavailable now : INTRUST
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___ Club : SAMS
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Aviation acquisition of 2001 : TWA
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Place for rolls : AIRSHOW
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Like gnats : IRKSOME
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Utah, once : DESERET
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Natl. Boss Day, ___ 16 : OCT
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It helps one get a grip : PINETAR
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Illustrious : NOTED
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Put : SITED
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Behind : BELATED
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Oscar winner Kedrova and others : LILAS
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One with two men waiting for him : GODOT
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Swaddle : BANDAGE
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Spaces on a leaf : AREOLES
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Memorized : DOWNPAT
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In to the maximum extent : HIPPEST
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One placed by an agency, perhaps : ADOPTEE
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Not so level-headed : DITSIER
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Creepy: Var. : MACABER
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Served in a sauce : ALAKING
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Has no use for : DETESTS
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1981 satire on Hollywood : SOB
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Opening shot : DRIVE
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Itar-___ news agency : TASS
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Medieval state: Abbr. : HRE
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Show set in Vegas : CSI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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