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New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 125 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The clue for the three theme answers is WED.

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C
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O
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R
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E
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A
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S
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T
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A
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T
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S
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K
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I
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N
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R
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L
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L
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N
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P
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T
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A
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O
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J
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M
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L
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B
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R
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A
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T
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A
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F
T
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R
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L
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D
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O
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W
O
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W
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E
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W
O
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L
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D
F
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R
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S
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L
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D
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C
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T
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M
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P
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D
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T
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D
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0825 ( 20,014 )
Across
1
Chick on the piano : COREA
6
P.D.Q. in the I.C.U. : STAT
10
Casing : SKIN
14
Ph.D. hurdle : ORALS
15
Part of S.N.L. : LIVE
16
Narrow way : LANE
17
Try to bite : NIPAT
18
Mental flash : IDEA
19
Aboard : ONTO
20
[See instructions] : JOININMARRIAGE
23
Flamenco shout : OLE
24
Sushi selection : EEL
25
Comb stopper : SNARL
27
Harangues : BERATES
30
Toward the tail : AFT
32
Copacabana site : RIO
33
Youth : LAD
34
Dedicated lines? : ODE
35
Kennel sound : WOOF
36
[See instructions] : WEWOULDFORSHORT
41
Leave the scene : EXIT
42
Satisfy the munchies : EAT
43
50-50, e.g. : TIE
44
Old discs : LPS
45
Orthodontist, for one: Abbr. : DDS
46
Calls the shots : DIRECTS
50
Words of assistance : LETME
52
Sidekick : PAL
53
Cry of insight : AHA
54
[See instructions] : DAYBEFORETHURS
59
Cork's country : EIRE
60
Confess : TALK
61
Camel caravan's stop-off : OASIS
62
Tend the sauce : STIR
63
Victory goddess : NIKE
64
Advil alternative : ALEVE
65
Caribbean and others : SEAS
66
Rock radio pioneer Freed : ALAN
67
Administered medicine : DOSED
Down
1
Swindle : CONJOB
2
Yankee opponent : ORIOLE
3
Cousin of an épée : RAPIER
4
Zing : ELAN
5
Vino region : ASTI
6
Covers with gunk : SLIMES
7
Kind of basin : TIDAL
8
State firmly : AVER
9
Sign of sorrow : TEAR
10
"Wake of the Ferry" painter : SLOAN
11
Pocket protector? : KANGAROO
12
Cabinet post since 1849 : INTERIOR
13
Opposite of paleo- : NEO
21
Ribbed : NEEDLED
22
Follower's suffix : IST
26
Barn section : LOFT
28
Heaps : ALOT
29
Letter from Greece : TAU
30
Flap : ADO
31
Productive : FERTILE
34
Frequently, in verse : OFT
35
"Whoopee!" : WHEE
36
Healthy : WELL
37
Speed up : EXPEDITE
38
Ornamental vine: Var. : WISTARIA
39
"___ Kapital" : DAS
40
What a person may become when kneeling : SIR
45
Society newbie : DEB
46
Obscure : DARKEN
47
Political movements : CAUSES
48
Prosper : THRIVE
49
Got fresh with : SASSED
51
Mike who played Austin Powers : MYERS
52
Lawrence Welk specialty : POLKA
55
Sicilian hothead? : ETNA
56
Come up short : FAIL
57
Loathsome person : TOAD
58
Sign of sanctity : HALO
59
Double curve : ESS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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