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New York Times, Monday, August 23, 2004

Carson's predecessor on "The Tonight Show"

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 127 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Mahowald.
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© 2004, The New York Times8/23/04 ( No. 20,012 )
Across
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Tree that people carve their initials in : BEECH
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Pepper's partner : SALT
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Stevenson of 1950's politics : ADLAI
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Dunkable cookie : OREO
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Plot parcel : ACRE
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"Dee-licious!" : YUMMYYUMMY
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Alum : GRAD
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Carson's predecessor on "The Tonight Show" : PAAR
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Surgeon's outfit : SCRUBS
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Play parts : ACTS
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Goes to sleep, with "off" : NODS
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Skirt lines : HEMS
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Bangkok native : THAI
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Like snow after a blizzard, perhaps : KNEEDEEP
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Corrosions : RUSTS
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Eyelid problem : STYE
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Spanish aunt : TIA
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Crying : INTEARS
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Evangeline or Anna Karenina, e.g. : HEROINE
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What candles sometimes represent : AGE
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"Very funny!" : HAHA
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Animal nose : SNOUT
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Show biz parent : STAGEMOM
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Go left or right : TURN
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Petri dish filler : AGAR
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Where the Himalayas are : ASIA
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Not in port : ASEA
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Main arteries : AORTAS
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Den : LAIR
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High spirits : GLEE
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"Dee-licious!" : MMMMMMGOOD
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Fanny : REAR
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Certain woodwind : OBOE
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Pitcher Martinez : PEDRO
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Painting and sculpting, e.g. : ARTS
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Yards advanced : GAIN
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Animal in a roundup : STEER
Down
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San Francisco/Oakland separator : BAY
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School's Web site address ender : EDU
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Shade tree : ELM
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Where a tent is pitched : CAMPSITE
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"Howdy!" : HIYA
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Grow sick of : SOURON
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Quarterback's asset : ARM
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Moon lander, for short : LEM
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Santa's sackful : TOYS
10
"Amen!" : IAGREE
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"Dee-licious!" : SCRUMPTIOUS
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Saudis and Iraqis : ARABS
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Classic sneakers : KEDS
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American, abroad : YANK
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Bar "where everybody knows your name" : CHEERS
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Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
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Newswoman Connie : CHUNG
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"Dee-licious!" : TASTESGREAT
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___ Moines : DES
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Genesis son : SETH
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Color, as an Easter egg : DYE
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African desert : SAHARA
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Get used (to) : INURE
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MetLife competitor : AETNA
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Scandal sheet : RAG
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Where the Mets can be met : SHEA
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Perfectly precise : ONTARGET
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Mornings, briefly : AMS
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Spuds : TATERS
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Some Texas tycoons : OILMEN
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"Just the facts, ___" : MAAM
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One who hears "You've got mail" : AOLER
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Urban haze : SMOG
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Little devils : IMPS
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Entrepreneur's deg. : MBA
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"Who, me?" : MOI
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"___ to Joy" : ODE
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Mine find : ORE
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"Le Coq ___" : DOR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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