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New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 2002

Author:
Chuck Menning
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Menning

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQWXYZ} Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Menning. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 19,282 )
Across
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Takes up the challenge : HASATIT
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Image : PERSONA
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Narrow, in a way : ONELANE
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Eatery frequented by Woody Allen : ELAINES
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Like a skunk : STRIPED
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Some Dixieland bands : SEPTETS
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Forest warning : TIMBER
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Squeaky-clean : CHASTE
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They have swelled heads : EGOISTS
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Tackle : STARTON
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Warm-weather wear : SUNSUIT
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Attending : PRESENT
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KLM alternative : SAS
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Like some credit : PARTIAL
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They follow closings: Abbr. : PSS
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Member of a farm team? : ANT
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Stars may represent them: Abbr. : STS
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Amble : SAUNTER
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Have problems : AIL
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Water polo teams, e.g. : HEPTADS
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Sign of uncertainty : ERASURE
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Assistant's list : ERRANDS
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"Night of the Living Dead" director and others : ROMEROS
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Peer, informally : ARISTO
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Another name for fan-tan : SEVENS
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Showing rage : VENTING
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Affliction : DISEASE
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Compact : ENTENTE
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Surpass : OVERTOP
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Court time : SESSION
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Flags : LESSENS
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Party leader, perhaps : HOSTESS
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Its leading city is St. John's : ANTIGUA
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They may follow choir numbers : SERMONS
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Some are airtight : ALIBIS
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Mends, for a time : TAPESUP
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Notion about motion : INERTIA
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"Hazel" cartoonist Key : TED
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Flavius's foot : PES
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Plane in which Amelia Earhart disappeared : ELECTRA
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An old master : RAPHAEL
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Indians play them : SITARS
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Ballroom dance : ONESTEP
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Freight units : NETTONS
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Some nods : ASSENTS
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"Tales From the Vienna Woods" composer : STRAUSS
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Outlawed pitch, informally : SPITTER
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"Monster Jam" airer : TNN
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Harvest-time collection : SHEAVES
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Earthly : TERRENE
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Track regimen : SPRINTS
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Duvall's "Great" title role : SANTINI
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Extend : ADDONTO
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Like running water : EROSIVE
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Karnak temple builder : RAMESES
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Golden : AUREATE
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Affixes, as a decal : IRONSON
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Suez Canal promoter : LESSEPS
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Preferences : TASTES
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Disaffiliates : SEVERS
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Battle star: Abbr. : GEN
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Capital of Canada: Abbr. : DOL

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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