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New York Times, Saturday, August 23, 2003

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 172 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0823 ( 19,646 )
Across
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Not running away from a challenge : FACINGIT
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Drink : TIPPLE
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1985 Springsteen hit : IMONFIRE
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Siouan speakers : OSAGES
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Bag holder : GOLFCART
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Mimic : PARROT
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France/Hungary separator, once: Abbr. : HRE
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Product stamp : SELLBYDATE
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All-out : TOTAL
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Stuff : GEAR
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Roh ___ Woo, former South Korean president : TAE
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Hindu aphorisms : SUTRA
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Starting point : GERM
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Shut up : SEAL
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Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
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Singular : ODD
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"The Magic Mountain" novelist : MANN
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Half-day exam, briefly : LSAT
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80's defense letters : SDI
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Current happening? : EDDY
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Fetch : SHAG
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Cloakroom inventory : FURS
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Mus. work : ARR
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Popular airplane maker : PIPER
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"How Can ___ Sure?" (1967 hit) : IBE
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Bring in : REAP
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___-Irish : SCOTO
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Bad spelling? : BLACKMAGIC
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Court strategy : LOB
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___ Islands, east of Miami : BIMINI
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G.I. ID : SERIALNO
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Doesn't act well : EMOTES
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"Need help?" response : ICANDOIT
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Starts again : RENEWS
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Bottom-line figures : NETCOSTS
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They may involve dukes : FIGHTS
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Loverlike : AMOROUS
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"Chéri" novelist, 1920 : COLETTE
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Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 : INF
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Saints' grp. : NFC
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Actress Scala and others : GIAS
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Destined for markdown: Abbr. : IRREG
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Some tea bags : TETLEYS
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Higher-ups : TOPBRASS
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Words to an old chap? : ISAY
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Bud : PARD
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Not too sexual or violent : PGRATED
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It's a tight fit : LEOTARD
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Treasure : ESTEEM
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Without believability : LAMELY
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Cologne with a literary name : ARAMIS
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Part of many a refrain : LALA
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Like "Frankenstein" : GOTHIC
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Actress/singer Marcovicci : ANDREA
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"Almost" : NEARMISS
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Old royal emblems : ASPS
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Lofty : SUBLIME
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"Fat chance" : DREAMON
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Delivers with effort : DRAGSIN
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Handsome young men : APOLLOS
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"What are you waiting for?!" : GETONIT
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Storyteller : FIBBER
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Terminators, in film : ROBOTS
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Quilt patch : PIECE
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Commend : CITE
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Perceived : KNEW
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Political suffix : CRAT
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Part of many a bus. name : INC
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Bother : ADO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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