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New York Times, Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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Color-enhancing apple spray : ALAR
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"Don't take another step!" : HALT
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Outfielder's call : MINE
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Barker or Barnes : CLIVE
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Down ___ (Maine) : EAST
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Kingly : REGAL
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Wide receiver? : SATELLITEDISH
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Teatro alla ___ : SCALA
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What a tire fits around : RIM
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"C'___ la vie!" : EST
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Vanity item, perhaps : LICENSEPLATE
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Telecom giant : GTE
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Africa's largest country : SUDAN
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Not imagined : REAL
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Punch bowl item : LADLE
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Salon supply : GELS
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Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
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Cyclotron bits : IONS
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River to the North Sea : DEE
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Subject of many a tabloid photo : FLYINGSAUCER
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Center X or O : TAC
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Hyundai alternative : KIA
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Like Odin : NORSE
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California amphitheater : HOLLYWOODBOWL
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Ham's site : STAGE
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Countess's husband : EARL
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Think tank nugget : IDEA
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Breaks one's back : TOILS
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Red beans go-with : RICE
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"Cool!" : NEAT
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Peace Nobelist Shimon : PERES
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Without a date : STAG
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Teed off : SORE
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Stock up on : AMASS
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Purplish bloom : LILAC
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Baker of soul : ANITA
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Explain anew : RETELL
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No Mr. Nice Guy : HEEL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Mailing to Santa : LIST
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Spuds : TATERS
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Pinches pennies : SCRIMPS
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Pub potables : ALES
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Obstinate : PIGHEADED
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Eggs : OVA
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Fam. member : REL
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Place to hibernate : LAIR
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It may be loaded : DIE
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Past the shelf date : STALE
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On edge : TENSE
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Pres. Coolidge : CAL
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Pilot's update, for short : ETA
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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Schlep : LUG
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Make money by conning : GRIFT
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Inventor Nikola : TESLA
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Comfy spot : EASYCHAIR
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Hula hoop? : LEI
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Mary's TV boss : LOU
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Env. extra : ENC
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Like a brand-new fountain pen : INKLESS
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Fax or FedEx : SEND
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Diamond great Hodges : GIL
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Football Hall-of-Famer Gale : SAYERS
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Redbreasts : ROBINS
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Beverly Hills' ___ Drive : RODEO
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Say "#@$%!" : SWEAR
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Fill with joy : ELATE
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Look at a looker, perhaps : OGLE
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"Hold on!" : WAIT
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Shamu, for one : ORCA
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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"The Racer's Edge" sloganeer : STP
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Corn site : TOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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