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New York Times, Monday, August 12, 2002

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0812 ( 19,270 )

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Across
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Signs of healing : SCABS
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File folder parts : TABS
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___ of Capri : ISLE
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Airline that serves only kosher food : ELAL
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Financial aid criterion : NEED
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"Oh boy!" : GOODY
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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One whose name can be followed by "Esq.": Abbr. : ATTY
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Good-looking guy : STUDMUFFIN
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Ho-hum : BLAH
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Sis's sib : BRO
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W.W. II prison camp : STALAG
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China's most populous city : SHANGHAI
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They replaced francs, marks and pesetas : EUROS
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Goatee's place : CHIN
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Hostel : INN
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Casual clothing item : DRAWSTRINGPANTS
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Flow back : EBB
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Business phone button : HOLD
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Nostalgic song : OLDIE
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Big game on January 1 : ROSEBOWL
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Portray : DEPICT
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Pop's partner : MOM
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Unwakable state : COMA
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Easy-park shopping places : STRIPMALLS
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Dressed : CLAD
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Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
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Egyptian queen, for short : CLEO
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Aunt's little girl : NIECE
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Vito Corleone's creator : PUZO
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Yard sale tag : ASIS
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Silly : INANE
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Crystal ball gazer : SEER
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Carrot on a snowman, perhaps : NOSE
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Card game that's a hint to today's theme : POKER
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Coagulate : CLOT
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Plenty : ALOT
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Big hit? : BODYBLOW
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Pork place? : STY
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Final frame for a bowler : TENTH
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Baseball's Moises : ALOU
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The ___ of Avon : BARD
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Fast-paced, slangily : SLAMBANG
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Dazed and confused : INAFOG
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Prefix with defense and destruct : SELF
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Fifth-century pope who was sainted : LEOI
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Adam's apple location? : EDEN
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Droop : SAG
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Ornamental vase : URN
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Young woman : LASS
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Passover meal : SEDER
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Sports car engine : TURBO
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Saudis, e.g. : ARABS
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Three-card monte assistant : SHILL
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Rear : HIND
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Language in New Delhi : HINDI
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Prank : ANTIC
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Atlas enlargement : INSET
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Cornfield bird : CROW
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Prominent shoe seller : THOMMCAN
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Limerick, e.g. : POEM
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"Scent of a Woman" star : ALPACINO
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Key of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 : EMINOR
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Fast-tempo jazz : BOP
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Whoop-de-___ (big parties) : DOS
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Tight-knit : CLOSE
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Has a taste of, as wine : SIPS
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Test choice : TRUE
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Tear down : RAZE
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To boot : ALSO
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Luau necklaces : LEIS
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Plumbing problem : LEAK
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Pockmark cause : ACNE
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Bucks and does : DEER
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Small bite : NIP

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

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