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New York Times, Saturday, August 2, 2003

First name in Hollywood dirt-dishing

Author:
Dana Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Motley.
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© 2003, The New York Times8/2/03 ( No. 19,625 )
Across
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Break producer : COMMA
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It means "island" in Kazakh : ARAL
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Not at all cheerful : GLUM
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A criminal may have one : ALIAS
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Popular one-named techno musician : MOBY
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First name in Hollywood dirt-dishing : RONA
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Polish populace, e.g. : SLAVS
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Conventional : BOURGEOIS
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Identical to : SAMEAS
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Eyelet creator : STILETTO
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More than request : INSIST
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Early breath freshener : SENSEN
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Annual hiree, for some : CPA
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Academic stretch : SEMESTER
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T. Rex, for one : CARNIVORE
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Bee's charge : OPIE
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Like a later draft, presumably : CLEANER
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Casts away : MAROONS
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Be organized, in a way : PLAN
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One who doesn't speak plain English? : EUPHEMIST
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Something to get in gear : TENSPEED
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Venue of indulgence : SPA
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Have no doubt : BESURE
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"The Wild One" star : BRANDO
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Safety signal : ALLCLEAR
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Attack suddenly : POUNCE
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Cured fare : SMOKEDHAM
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High-hatter : SNOOT
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It may be capped, in Caen : TETE
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Certain head of state : EMIR
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Harden : ENURE
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At first, in Frankfurt : ERST
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Wine list subheading : REDS
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Dropperfuls, say : DOSES
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Architect ___ Gilbert : CASS
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Cantina cooker : OLLA
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Coral Gables is in it : MIAMIAREA
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Buff : MAVEN
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Hit maker? : ASSASSIN
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U.N. figure: Abbr. : AMB
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Noisy one in the morning : ROOSTER
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Have an edge against : ABUT
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Apollo, musically : LYRIST
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Where some people wait to be shot : GREENROOM
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Takes the money and runs? : LOOTS
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Yoke : UNITE
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Kind of jar : MASON
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A cappella part song : GLEE
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It doesn't hold water : SIEVE
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Campout fare : SMORES
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Old cosmonauts' insignia : CCCP
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10-Across atmosphere : PALL
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Always at the Forum : SEMPER
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Noted whaling port, once : NANTUCKET
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Like a foxglove : POISONOUS
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P.D. figure : INSP
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___ noche (tonight, in Tijuana) : ESTA
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Tons : AHEAP
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Like many winter skaters : REDNOSED
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Read the riot act to : UPBRAID
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Peer of Dashiell : ERLE
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Destitute person : NEEDER
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Wallop : BASTE
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Composer Bernstein : ELMER
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Sin City array : SLOTS
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"Got me!" : DUNNO
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Sighed aside : AHME
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Middle earth? : CORE
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Verb with "vous" : ETES
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Application checkbox option : MRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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