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New York Times, Monday, August 25, 2003

Author:
Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
Former White House spokesman Fleischer
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Craig Kasper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kasper. Monday freshness: 87%
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© 2003, The New York Times8/25/3 ( No. 19,648 )
Across
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Plaster work : STUCCO
7
Icy : COLD
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Jacuzzi : SPA
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Pay a visit to : CALLON
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Hawaiian cookout : LUAU
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What an assessor assesses : TAX
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Meeting all requirements : UPTOSCRATCH
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Christmas trees : FIRS
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Ahead of schedule : EARLY
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Backs of the thighs : HAMS
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Subject of an S.E.C. inquiry : FRAUD
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Go out with : SEE
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Heel : CAD
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Unlikely Planned Parenthood member : RIGHTTOLIFER
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Precedes : FOREGOES
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Lower the grade of : DERATE
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Former White House spokesman Fleischer : ARI
37
"___ only me" : ITS
38
Pay-___-view : PER
39
Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
40
Babe : INFANT
42
Monastery or convent : CLOISTER
44
Not planned : LEFTTOCHANCE
46
Aussie hopper : ROO
47
Bit of sunshine : RAY
48
Expensive fur : SABLE
52
Computer in-box annoyance : SPAM
54
Prison-related : PENAL
56
Café au ___ : LAIT
57
Santa's subordinate : ELF
58
Unpretentious : DOWNTOEARTH
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Whistle-blower? : REF
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Cantankerous : ORNERY
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Undergrad degs. : BAS
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Holler : YELL
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Far-flying seabird : PETREL
Down
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Leave a mark on, as shoes : SCUFF
2
Snouted Latin American animal : TAPIR
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Ne plus ___ : ULTRA
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Finality : CLOSURE
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Firms: Abbr. : COS
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A while back : ONCE
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Bordeaux and others : CLARETS
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Factory store : OUTLET
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Delicate : LACY
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Forehead-slapper's cry : DUH
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Loyal : STEADFAST
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Body part that's sometimes "greased" : PALM
13
Line of symmetry : AXIS
18
Spates : RASHES
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Barber's focus : HAIR
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Investigate : DIGINTO
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White-collar workers? : CLERICS
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Annoyed, eventually : GOTTO
29
Cinema house name : ODEON
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Derrière : REAR
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Go bankrupt : FAIL
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19th-century writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Disreputable groups : RIFFRAFFS
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Dabble in : PLAYAT
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Speck : ATOM
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TV selection : CHANNEL
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Leak stopper : SEALANT
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Embroidery yarn : CREWEL
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Less decorated : BARER
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Petrol measure : LITRE
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Antiknock compound : ETHYL
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Not guilty by reason of insanity, e.g. : PLEA
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Vaulter's tool : POLE
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Orbit : LOOP
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Calendar unit : DAY
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE

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