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New York Times, Saturday, August 11, 2001

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 18,904 )

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Across
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Football play-stopper : FAIRCATCH
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Threads, for clothing : SLANG
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Unhastily : ATLEISURE
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Its point is blunt : SABER
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Approach : CLOSEINON
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Medical pronouncement : WORSE
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Rikki-Tikki-___ : TAVI
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"No way that's gonna happen!" : ASIF
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"Later" : TATA
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Blood type, briefly : ONEG
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Thorny issues? : ROSEBUSHES
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Have ___ for : ITIN
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Single word : ONE
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Paleontological topic : ICEAGE
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Check information : DATE
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Boot camp, typically : ORDEAL
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M.B.A., maybe : MGR
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Buck : DEFY
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"What ___!" : AGAS
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Shooting star? : ACE
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Holiday song title starter : ADESTE
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Put ___ on (limit) : ACAP
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"The Words" autobiographer : SARTRE
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Delaware state symbol : HEN
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Hawaiian crop : TARO
50
It's unaccompanied in church : PLAINCHANT
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Caesarean section? : ISAW
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Different : ELSE
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Sedgwick of the screen : KYRA
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Holiday song title starter : AULD
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Great moves : COUPS
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Good thing for a politician to build : POWERBASE
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Basilica of Superga locale : TURIN
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British manicurist, at times : ENAMELLER
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Memo taker : STENO
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#1 hit for McCartney and Jackson : SAYSAYSAY
Down
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Bit of trivia : FACTOID
2
Where Home Depot is headquartered : ATLANTA
3
"Fabulous!" : ILOVEIT
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Given up : RESIGNED
5
Fr. business letters : CIE
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Do-do link : ASI
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Deli offering : TUNAONRYE
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Passed over : CROSSED
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"Iceland" star : HENIE
10
Duluth-to-St. Paul dir. : SSW
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Elder of Confucius : LAOTSE
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Uncle of Lot : ABRAHAM
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You may use it after retiring : NESTEGG
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Young tough : GREASER
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"The X-Files" figure : FBIAGENT
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Sunbathing locale : ROOFDECK
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1995 N.C.A.A. hoops champs : UCLA
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Eroded : EATENAWAY
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Knock down, so to speak : EARN
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In an excessively fulfilling way : SATIABLY
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Parts : ASPECTS
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Yell : CALLOUT
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Kind of mark : ERASURE
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"My ___" (#1 hit for the Knack) : SHARONA
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Jeans and T-shirt, e.g. : CASUALS
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Fast-shrinking body : ARALSEA
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Like some snow : POWDERY
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Man's accessory : TIEPIN
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Pumps up : HYPES
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___-Cat : SNO
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Millennium ends? : EMS
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"Danny Boy" star : REA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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