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New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles E. Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0813 ( 19,636 )
Across
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Jerry ___, mustachioed comedian with 8-Across : COLONNA
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Late, great entertainer : BOBHOPE
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Circuit well-trod by 8-Across : USOTOUR
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Liqueur flavoring : APRICOT
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House Speaker nicknamed "Mr. Sam" : RAYBURN
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Job for a speech coach : STUTTER
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Mideast bigwigs of old : AGAS
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Drinks daintily : SIPS
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Madeleine Albright's bailiwick, once : STATE
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One of the 13 colonies: Abbr. : DEL
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Oktoberfest serving : BEER
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"Quiet, please!" : SHH
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15-Across audiences : GIS
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Swift avian : EMU
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Faulkner character ___ Varner : EULA
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Answer to "Are too!" : AMNOT
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With 40-Across, 8-Across's signature song : THANKSFOR
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8-Across film of 1940 : ROADTOSINGAPORE
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See 36-Across : THEMEMORY
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Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
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Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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Elvis hit "A Fool Such ___" : ASI
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CPR user, often : EMT
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Early Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
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Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
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Morse bit : DAH
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Speed: Prefix : TACHO
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Not fer : AGIN
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Poker? : TINE
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Connived : SCHEMED
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Compared (to) : LIKENED
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More than worried : ALARMED
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Where 8-Across was born : ENGLAND
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Jane who co-starred in three 8-Across films : RUSSELL
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1933 Broadway musical that featured 8-Across : ROBERTA
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Band-Aid rival : CURAD
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Inedible orange : OSAGE
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True-blue : LOYAL
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Wagering places, for short : OTBS
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___-Turn (sign) : NOU
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Some hospital staff : NURSES
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Golfer Palmer, to friends : ARNIE
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Blackfish or redeye : BASS
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Make a choice : OPT
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Brief encounter : BRUSH
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Satisfied, as a meal : HITTHESPOT
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Prefix with -gon : OCTA
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Laureate figure, maybe : POET
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Staffing up early : PREHIRING
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"You're welcome, Hans!" : BITTE
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Warbled : SUNG
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Some bringers of baby gifts : GODMOTHERS
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___ a time : MANY
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ETs' ships : UFOS
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Age-old tales : LORE
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Ancient Athens's Temple of ___ : ARES
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Museo holdings : ARTE
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Kind of scale : MOHS
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Scottish denials : NAES
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General ___ chicken (Chinese menu item) : TSOS
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Destiny : KARMA
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Actor Epps : OMAR
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Pacific phenomenon : ELNINO
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French river in W.W. I news : SOMME
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Gulf vessel : OILER
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Gulf money : DINAR
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Regarding : ANENT
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Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
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Bygone autocrat : TSAR
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Rights grp. : ACLU
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Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
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Supplementary: Abbr. : ADDL
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Prefix with photo : TELE
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Sushi fish : EEL
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Former Vladimir Putin org. : KGB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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