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EUROPEAN JOURNAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 2002

Author:
Michael Ashley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Ashley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0818 ( 19,276 )
Across
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Isn't lavish : SCRIMPS
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Tests by lifting : HEFTS
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Big-eared animal : BURRO
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Explodes : GOESBOOM
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Indifferent to right and wrong : AMORAL
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Deplete : USEUP
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"Murmansk: Fabulous hotel! Living in ___" : THELAPPOFLUXURY
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Big gold and cocoa exporter : GHANA
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Special performances : SOLI
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Zilch : NIL
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Base lines? : DOGGEREL
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"Dundee: Terrible food. We ___" : PICTATOURDINNER
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Agcy. replaced by the N.R.C. : AEC
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Worthless amount : SOU
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Formal orders : WRITS
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Skillful : ADEPT
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Persists doggedly : PLOWSON
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Pates : HEADS
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"Whew!" : BROTHER
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"Glasgow: Awful weather. It ___" : BLEWUPAGAEL
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Healthful : SALUTARY
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"Little" girl of a Bob Dylan song : SADIE
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Have : OWN
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Free pass, of a sort : WALK
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Home, to a sci-fi fan : TERRA
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Hells Canyon locale : IDAHO
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Ceded : GAVEUP
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Quickly : SOON
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Like some answers : PAT
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"Copenhagen: Insulted by clerk. But we wouldn't ___" : DANETOREPLY
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Yearbook sect. : SRS
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Valley girl's comeback : ASIF
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Least sweet : DRIEST
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Prepares for takeoff, say : TAXIS
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Key : ISLET
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Cop's target : PERP
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Comedian Margaret : CHO
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Pepsis, e.g. : SODAS
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Goes back over : RETRACES
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"Helsinki: At the bank to ___" : CHANGEAFINN
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Under way : STARTED
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Clinton secretary of defense : COHEN
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Media figure Huffington : ARIANNA
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Mount : STEED
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Blakley of "Nashville" : RONEE
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Battle stat. : MIA
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Moniker : TAG
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"Prague: At the bank again, buying ___" : TRAVELERSCZECHS
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Center of Las Vegas action : THESTRIP
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Prefix with metric : ISO
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Othello's undoer : IAGO
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Hindu "Mr." : BABOO
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"Pamplona: At last! Relax and ___" : BASQUEINTHEGLOW
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Relative of an Eskimo : ALEUT
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Large sea ducks : EIDERS
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From here to eternity : EVERMORE
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Monopoly income : RENTS
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Steered clear, in short : DIDNT
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Freshens : AERATES
Down
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They report to Lts. : SGTS
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Small salmon : COHO
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Equipment for catching a 2-Down : REEL
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Long Island town : ISLIP
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Degree involving courses in mktg. and mgmt. : MBA
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Appear, with "up" : POP
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Bribe : SOP
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John Carpenter horror classic : HALLOWEEN
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Six-foot runner : EMU
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TV staple since 1986 : FOX
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Broadway play about Capote : TRU
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Famed Manhattan eatery : SARDIS
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Headed for the hills : BUGGEDOUT
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Some seaters : USHERETTES
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Rise up : REAR
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Part of an old inscription : RUNE
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Shade of white : OPAL
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Birthplace of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : LYON
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Robust : FIT
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Knot : GNARL
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Put out : ISSUED
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It may be under a board : COOP
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Albacore : TUNA
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Russian river : URAL
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Clean : RID
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Shakes, for short : DTS
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Squad cars get them, in brief : APBS
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1969 jazz album : ELLA
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Campus figure : COED
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Site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World : PHAROS
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Not just a brat : TERROR
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Period of rationing: Abbr. : WWII
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See 118-Down : HAW
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Scott of TV's "Enterprise" : BAKULA
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Actor Phillippe and others : RYANS
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Treasure-hunting kids in a 1985 movie : GOONIES
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Pondered, in a way : SLEPTON
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Part of 46-Down : WAR
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First, Second or Third: Abbr. : AVE
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Put on : ADD
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Dwelled (on) : HARPED
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Conned : GOT
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Eucharist vessel : PYX
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Figure skating category : PAIRS
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Loan application blank : ASSETS
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Charge : TILTAT
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Brings to light : FERRETSOUT
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Book of prophecies : ISAIAH
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Rec room staple : SOFA
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Baked side dish : TATERTOTS
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Most inferior in quality : CHEESIEST
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2,000-year-old Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Force : DINT
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One of the Freuds : ANNA
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Impediment : SNAG
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___ Creek (1864 Virginia battle site) : CEDAR
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"Moonstruck" actress : CHER
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Up for it : GAME
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Playwright Bogosian : ERIC
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Newspaper part: Abbr. : COL
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Wee hour : ONE
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Not outstanding : REPAID
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Good thing to catch : VIBE
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TV drama set in Las Vegas : CSI
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Kind of defense : ZONE
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___ Society (super-high I.Q. group) : SIGMA
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Lift provider : TBAR
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Robust : HALE
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Possible nickname for Scrooge : EBEN
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Bunches : ALOT
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Reason for an NC-17 rating, maybe : GORE
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Has loans : OWES
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Star Wars inits. : SDI
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Math journal letters : QED
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Museum decoration : URN
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New Deal prog. : TVA
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With 47-Down, TV staple of 1969-92 : HEE
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Fluff : ERR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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