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New York Times, Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Author:
James Rogers
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Rogers

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rogers. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0829 ( 18,922 )
Across
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Harem accessory : FAN
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Word with cake or runner : RUM
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Singer Scaggs : BOZ
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15 ___ (tennis score) : ALL
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Hubbub : ADO
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Occasional puzzle solver's action : ERASURE
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20-20, e.g. : TIE
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Former U.S. Open champ Martina's feeling about an icon? : NOTHINGISSACRED
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Strain locus : GROIN
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Praising : EXTOLLING
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Mars, to Uranus : ARES
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Some O.C.S. grads : LTS
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Recessed area : APSE
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Hubbub : STIR
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Mid 6th-century date : DLI
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Big inits. in Detroit : UAW
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Part of la familia : TIO
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"Yes, ___" : MAAM
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Opera's La ___ : SCALA
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Former U.S. Open champ Chris's answer to "Who'll be tops this year?" : YOUCANNEVERTELL
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"No Strings Attached" band : NSYNC
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Are, eventually : WERE
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"A pox on you!" : FIE
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Brooding author : POE
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Kind of agent : IRS
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"Keep it" : STET
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Cracked : AJAR
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One or more : ANY
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Erelong : SOON
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Movement from Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony : MINUETINC
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"The Sopranos" matriarch : LIVIA
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Former U.S. Open champ Monica's cry upon seeing wooden rackets in her locker? : THESEAREUSELESS
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Kind of radio : HAM
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Leave 50%, maybe : OVERTIP
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Itinerary abbr. : RTE
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Conductor de Waart : EDO
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El ___ (Heston role) : CID
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Extreme suffix : EST
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Snake's sound : SSS
Down
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Dracula feature : FANG
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Worship : ADORATION
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Classic Grant/ Bergman film : NOTORIOUS
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They hold your horses : REINS
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Coffee holder : URN
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1521 visitor to Guam : MAGELLAN
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Wrecks : BUSTS
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Roughly : ORSO
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Passion : ZEAL
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Hoisted, nautically : ATRIP
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Legal claims : LIENS
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Projection : LEDGE
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Unique claim of the U.S. Open player whose name is hidden in 34-Across : SIXTIMEWINNER
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Yesterday, to Yves : HIER
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Paw : CLAWAT
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Mud hole : STY
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Charleston, e.g. : DANCE
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Junkies : USERS
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A lot of plot : ACRE
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Hand: Sp. : MANO
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Hash ingredients : LEFTOVERS
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Psychiatrists of old : ALIENISTS
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Island nation : CYPRUS
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"You're so clever" : VERYCUTE
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Tennis call : LET
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Sully : SOIL
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"I ___ Walrus" : AMTHE
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Zealot's crusade : JIHAD
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Meter starter : ANEMO
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Shown : AIRED
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Nodded : SLEPT
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Fair-hiring watchdog: Abbr. : EEOC
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Rikki-Tikki-___ : TAVI
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"___ Death" ("Peer Gynt Suite" piece) : ASES
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Serena, to Venus : SIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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