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New York Times, Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Purple ___, New Hampshire's state flower

Author:
Robert Malinow
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Malinow. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times7/9/02 ( No. 19,236 )
Across
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"Whatcha ___?" : DOIN
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Madonna musical : EVITA
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"Yikes!" : EGAD
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Big name in oil : ARCO
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Assaults with a spray : MACES
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"Adam ___" (Eliot novel) : BEDE
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Elvis Presley hit of 1956 : HEARTBREAKHOTEL
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Hippie : LONGHAIR
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Without support : ALONE
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Like Coolidge's utterances : TERSE
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Letter adornment : SERIF
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Volcanic spew : ASH
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Gist : ESSENCE
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Portly plus : FAT
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Record player : DEEJAY
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Losing tic-tac-toe row : XOO
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Pre-stereo : MONO
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Stared at : OGLED
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Busy airport : HUB
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Gluck's "___ ed Euridice" : ORFEO
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Hanging on every word : RAPT
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Standard : PAR
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Ralph Kramden, for one : BUSMAN
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Sturdy tree : ELM
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Bluesman McClinton : DELBERT
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Mos. and mos. : YRS
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Workout venues : YMCAS
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Purple ___, New Hampshire's state flower : LILAC
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Very, to Verdi : ASSAI
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Reject, as a motion : DISALLOW
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Beatles hit of 1967 : WHENIMSIXTYFOUR
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"The Little Mermaid" baddies : EELS
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Pitchfork wielder : DEVIL
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Diversion : RUSE
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Box that crackers go into? : SAFE
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Hair-raising : SCARY
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British P.M. before Macmillan : EDEN
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Children's author Roald : DAHL
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Four Tops hit of 1965 : ICANTHELPMYSELF
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Scandinavian land, to natives : NORGE
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Mission : EMBASSY
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Fluctuates : VARIES
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Cake finisher : ICER
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Kind of party : TEA
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One way to get directions : ASK
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Carlo Levi's "Christ Stopped at ___" : EBOLI
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Rolling Stones hit of 1965 : GETOFFOFMYCLOUD
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Expunge, as text : DELE
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Sewer line? : THREAD
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Fast runner : HARE
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Stuck-up sort : SNOB
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Prefix with system : ECO
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Really love : ADORE
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"Love Story" author : SEGAL
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Outlying community : EXURB
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Words after bend or lend : ANEAR
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Cel mates? : TOONS
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Widebody, e.g. : JET
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___ Smith's pies : MRS
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Haarlem painter Frans : HALS
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Start-up costs : OUTLAY
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Shooter pellet : PEA
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Easily provoked : BRISTLY
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A fifth of MMMX : DCII
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Medicine show purchase : ELIXIR
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Parson's estate : MANSE
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Actress Woodard : ALFRE
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Impresses : AWES
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Long Island Railroad stop : SHEA
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Opera persona : DIVA
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England's Great ___ River : OUSE
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Plump songbird : WREN
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E.R. workers : MDS
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"Hold on a ___" : SEC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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