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New York Times, Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Taub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Biblical gift bearers : MAGI
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Kuwaiti, e.g. : ARAB
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You can say that again : ADAGE
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Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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Rake feature : TINE
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Fasten, as a ship's rope : BELAY
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Vendor's vehicle : CART
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Clock sweeper : HAND
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Stupefy : AMAZE
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Significant events outside the U.S.? : KILOMETERSTONES
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One of the Sinatras : TINA
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High dudgeon : IRE
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Oust : DEPOSE
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Oral surgeon's deg. : DDS
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Tête-à-tête : CHAT
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Hornswoggled : DUPED
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Reproductive body : SPORE
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Some caterpillars outside the U.S.? : CENTIMETERWORMS
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Work with the hands : KNEAD
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Actress Zellweger : RENEE
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Service for eight, e.g. : SET
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Charon crosses it : STYX
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Neighbor of Leb. : ISR
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Grasping : GREEDY
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Microwave : ZAP
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One with her own dressing room, surely : DIVA
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With "the," everything outside the U.S.? : WHOLENINEMETERS
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Kachina doll makers : HOPIS
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Beat fast : RACE
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Swing around : SLUE
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At attention : ERECT
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Berkshire school : ETON
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___ group (computer info source) : USER
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Amusingly eccentric : WACKY
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"Cut it out!" : DONT
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Flippant : PERT
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Poke fun at : MOCK
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Song on the Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album : GIRL
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Altogether : INTOTO
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Literary institution: Var. : ATHENEUM
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Vaquero's rope : RIATA
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British royal : ANNE
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Laid up : BEDRIDDEN
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Taper off : ABATE
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Audition tape : DEMO
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Broadway's ___ Jay Lerner : ALAN
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Look (at) : GAZE
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Looks at : EYES
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Handled badly : MISDID
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Alums-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Loading areas : DOCKS
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Olympic category : EVENT
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Full of firs : PINEY
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Dissuade : DETER
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Minor U.S.N. administrator : CPO
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One taken for a ride : HORSE
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Equipped with a heater? : ARMED
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Snappish : TESTY
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Formed beads, in a way : PERSPIRED
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Turn suddenly : SWERVE
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Purchase price addition : TAX
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Infantry unit : REGIMENT
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Hunter of old movies : IAN
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Gobbles : EATSUP
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Piquant : ZESTY
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Radioactivity cleanup process, for short : DECON
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"I'm glad that's over!" : WHEW
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Kibbutz dance : HORA
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Grp. with barrels : OPEC
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Spank : LICK
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Defense acronym : NATO
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In addition : ELSE
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One with second thoughts, say : RUER
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Muralist José María ___ : SERT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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