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New York Times, Saturday, August 4, 2001

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQUXZ} Spans: 2 Average word length: 6.29 This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0804 ( 18,897 )

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Across
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Professional org. with the magazine Playback : ASCAP
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Collectible caps : POGS
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Part of many a discount store's name : SAV
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It may be blank : STARE
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Prefix in some alloy names : FERRO
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Cain raiser : EVE
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Kingdom south of Samoa : TONGA
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1994 Peace Prize winner : RABIN
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Boulogne-sur-___ : MER
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Working cooperatively : INTERFACING
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Sammy Kaye's "___ Big Girl Now" : IMA
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Downtown display : NEONLIGHTS
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Blue-green : TEAL
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Hints : TINGES
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Host of 1950's TV's "Twenty-One" : BARRY
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Rubylike gems : SPINELS
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Earn and earn and earn : RAKEIN
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Maya Lin or I. M. Pei : CHINESEAMERICAN
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In the best shape : HALEST
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What ".00" may mean : NOCENTS
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Modern Greek name for Greece : ELLAS
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Calculator job : ADDING
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Star quality : ELAN
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O.K. : ACCEPTABLE
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Dress : TOG
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Principle involving the temperature and density of gases : CHARLESSLAW
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Cow, maybe : AWE
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"___ Cock-Horse" (nursery rhyme) : RIDEA
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Michael of R.E.M. : STIPE
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"___ Alibi" (1989 film) : HER
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Cover : ALIAS
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Not merely ready : EAGER
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Yearbook sect. : SRS
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Glitz : GLAM
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Directors Ferrara and Gance : ABELS
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Actor MacKenzie ___ : ASTIN
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Many a sculpture : STONE
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Poem part : CANTO
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Sabatini or Vilas : ARGENTINEAN
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Tooth quality : PEARLINESS
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Beautifully clear : PEACHESANDCREAM
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Rounds : ORBITS
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Shows satisfaction : GRINS
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Lay : SONG
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Like early hominid posture : SEMIERECT
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Some prayers : AVEMARIAS
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"Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" singer, 1952 : VERALYNN
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"___ Rock" (Muppet show) : FRAGGLE
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N.Y.P.D. description : FINEST
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Trying : TAKINGASTAB
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It's north of Norway : BARENTSSEA
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Preferable for new swimmers : SHALLOWER
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Huns, e.g. : PILLAGERS
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Formula : RECIPE
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Fast ones : CHEETAHS
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1920's Duesenbergs : MODELAS
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___ National Park (Mount Desert Island's locale) : ACADIA
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___ of beans : AHILL
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Music's Mary J. ___ : BLIGE
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Place for a pin : LAPEL
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Still-life subjects : EWERS
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What a climber may clutch : CRAG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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