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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Nonverbal communication, for short
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Mel Taub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Taub. Wednesday freshness: 13%
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© 2002, The New York Times8/28/2 ( No. 19,286 )
Across
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Harasses newbies : HAZES
6
Sting : SCAM
10
Goya subject, nude and clothed : MAJA
14
Employ, as strength : EXERT
15
TV newsman Brit : HUME
16
Golf bag item : IRON
17
With 64-Across, a ticket issuer : METER
18
Caspian feeder : URAL
19
Stitched : SEWN
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23
Wee bit : TAD
24
Salacious look : LEER
25
Blowgun missile : PEA
28
Fine spray : MIST
31
Does 80, say : SPEEDS
35
Aardvark's fare : ANTS
37
Realtor's sale : UNIT
39
One of a 22-card deck : TAROT
40
43
See 45-Across : TREAD
44
Elbow : POKE
45
With 43-Across, leaver of a mark : TIRE
46
Ready to be served : SEATED
48
Starring role : LEAD
50
Nonverbal communication, for short : ESP
51
Money at a casa de cambio : EURO
53
New beginning? : NEO
55
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Fall guy? : ADAM
64
See 17-Across : MAID
65
"___ Water" (Burns song) : AFTON
66
Dreyfus Affair figure : ZOLA
67
Aptly named citrus fruit : UGLI
68
Unmolested : LETBE
69
Flamboyant style : ELAN
70
Throw things at : PELT
71
Tie up : TRUSS
Down
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Sailcloth fiber : HEMP
2
Turnaround jump : AXEL
3
Second after delta : ZETA
4
At attention : ERECT
5
Steady flow : STREAM
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Treat as a pariah : SHUN
7
Brusque : CURT
8
Boy in a Menotti title : AMAHL
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Free-for-alls : MELEES
10
Villain : MISCREANT
11
Neighborhood : AREA
12
Fleshy part : JOWL
13
Elizabeth I's mother : ANNE
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Hateful disgrace : ODIUM
22
Biological partitions : SEPTA
25
Agreements : PACTS
26
Habituate: Var. : ENURE
27
Where "ahoy!" is heard : ATSEA
29
Cinch : SNAP
30
Alpine region of Austria and Italy : TIROL
32
Kovacs of comedy : ERNIE
33
People of action : DOERS
34
Pharyngeal woe, for short : STREP
36
Leader : STATESMAN
38
Young 'un : TYKE
41
Concert hall : ODEUM
42
"That's not what I ___!" : MEANT
47
Solicit, as business : DRUMUP
49
Treat, as seawater : DESALT
52
Old enough : OFAGE
54
Something to consider : OFFER
55
Where rats race : MAZE
56
Teen ___ (heartthrob) : IDOL
57
Hacienda room : SALA
58
Hire for, as a position : FILL
59
Prepare to run : EDIT
60
One of the Aleutians : ATTU
61
Burgles : ROBS
62
Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES

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