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New York Times, Friday, August 30, 2002

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQVZ} Grid has supersymmetry. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Visual hints to the answers to the asterisked clues (*) can be found in the grid.
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0830 ( 19,288 )

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Across
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*Fringe benefits : PLUSSES
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*Cathedral sights : CROSSES
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Insult follower, perhaps : RIPOSTE
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Saintly glow : AUREOLA
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Travelers, e.g. : INSURER
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Picked up : CLEANED
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Act like a baby : MEWL
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Burning evidence : SMOKE
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Searchers for a baby : MAGI
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Self-examiner's query : AMI
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Harry Potter's Hedwig, e.g. : OWL
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Profs may employ them : TAS
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Some bills : TENS
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Cynic's response : SNEER
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Be in need of air, perhaps : PANT
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Meshes with : ENGAGES
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Cuts it out : DESISTS
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Self starter? : HER
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The best man may be in it : TUX
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Kind of knowledge : APRIORI
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Least : TINIEST
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Not keep secret : BLAB
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"___ Girls Go" (1948 musical) : ASTHE
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Series finales?: Abbr. : ETCS
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At least six games : SET
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"Told ya!" : SEE
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"Told ya!" : HAH
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See 58-Down : INTO
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Lots are seen in lots : AUTOS
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Saharan land : MALI
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Relate : NARRATE
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Aging agent : RIPENER
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One with a lot of pull : TRACTOR
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August : EMINENT
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*They may be at the end of the line : HYPHENS
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*Bad points : MINUSES
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Man, e.g. : PRIMATE
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Ends, e.g. : LINEMEN
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Improvement : UPSWING
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Topic of some 7-Down : SOUL
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Abbr. on old maps : SSR
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Times when le mercure rises : ETES
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Service deliveries : SERMONS
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Imitated a witch : CACKLED
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It may be standing : RULE
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Rush attraction : ORE
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It may contain 10-Down : SEAM
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Recital numbers : SONATAS
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Polished : ELEGANT
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Cruel bunch : SADISTS
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What borrowers do : OWE
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Indian title : SAHIB
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Junípero ___, founder of San Francisco : SERRA
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Tighten, maybe : RETIE
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Sprite : PIXIE
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Prefix with metric : GEO
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Daily riser : SUN
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Bitter liqueur: Var. : ABSINTH
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Fully attended : PLENARY
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Ramshackle structure : RATTRAP
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They put out : ISSUERS
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Something to prove : THEOREM
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Some fuels : ETHANES
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Like some triangles : SCALENE
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Souvenir shop stock : TSHIRTS
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Lunar holiday : TET
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Its players know the score: Abbr. : ORCH
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Gobs : ATON
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___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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It's taken after an order is given : MENU
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With 52-Across, eroded : ATE
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Match ender, maybe : PIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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