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New York Times, Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Author:
Raymond Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQXY} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0804 ( 19,993 )
Across
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Variety of guitar : DOBRO
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Walked (on) : TROD
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Touches with a live wire : ZAPS
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Volcanic creation : ISLET
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Part to play : ROLE
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Jacques's steady : AMIE
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Make smooth : PLANE
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Crude org. : OPEC
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Mushroom cap part : GILL
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Hand raiser's declaration : SOHELPMEGOD
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Far from haute cuisine : GLOP
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1945 John Wayne western : DAKOTA
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Hand raiser's shout : WEREOVERHERE
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The Louisville Lip : ALI
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Freedom from hardship : EASINESS
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"Tell Laura ___ Her" (1960 hit) : ILOVE
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Burrowing insect : ANT
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"I mean it!" : NOLIE
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Leeway : LATITUDE
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Not healthy : ILL
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Hand raiser's cry : THROWTHEBALL
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Fountain basin feature : MOSAIC
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Violinist Leopold : AUER
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Yes, to 16-Across : OUI
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Hand raiser's request : CHECKPLEASE
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Girl in Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5" : RITA
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Confident way to solve crosswords : ININK
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Not completely closed : AJAR
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"Don't look at me!" : NOTI
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Griffin of the N.B.A. : EDDIE
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Bird that "at heaven's gate sings," in Shakespeare : LARK
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Within the hour : SOON
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Rough tools : RASPS
Down
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Stock market turns : DIPS
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Parliament city : OSLO
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Not piquant : BLAH
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Take back : RENEGE
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Opera with "Ave Maria" : OTELLO
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___ l'oeil : TROMPE
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Part of a climber's gear : ROPE
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Couturier Cassini : OLEG
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Figures out : DECODES
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Quick sidestep : ZAG
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Protein acid : AMINO
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Person who sits in front of a cabin : PILOT
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City famously visited by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 : SELMA
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Motion picture angle: Abbr. : POV
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"Beyond the Sea" singer, 1960 : DARIN
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Numbers game : KENO
27
Banshee's cry : WAIL
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"___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
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Gasser : RIOT
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Ask for more issues : RENEW
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Beaver, e.g. : HAT
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"Dream Children" essayist : ELIA
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Threshold : SILL
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Peddle : SELL
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Short biography : VITA
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Body of good conduct : ETHIC
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Hurry-scurry : ADO
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Waifs : URCHINS
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Adopt, as a pet : TAKEIN
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March sound : HUP
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Harder to grasp : EELIER
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"Beverly Hills 90210" girl : BRENDA
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Fable conclusion : MORAL
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Board used in "The Exorcist" : OUIJA
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It was played by George Harrison : SITAR
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Suffix with sock : EROO
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Denouncer of Caesar, 63 B.C. : CATO
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Supports : AIDS
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Use scissors : SNIP
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
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Torah holder : ARK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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