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New York Times, Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Author:
D. J. DeChristopher
Editor:
Will Shortz
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D. J. DeChristopher

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. DeChristopher. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 19,628 )
Across
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Was of the opinion : HELD
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"Shake ___!" : ALEG
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Expensive wraps : FURS
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Less welcoming : ICIER
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Straddling : ATOP
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Novelist Ambler : ERIC
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1970's-80's TV twosome : MORKANDMINDY
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Recommended amount : DOSE
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Overseas Mrs. : SRA
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Gerber offerings : PUREES
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Log holder : ANDIRON
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Syllables sung in place of unknown words : LAS
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Winner : VICTOR
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In the wrong : MISTAKEN
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Pledge of Allegiance ender : ALL
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Actor Bean : ORSON
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Androcles, e.g. : SLAVE
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Fill the chambers, say : LOAD
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Arab League member : YEMEN
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Put in storage : STOW
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Company in 2002 headlines : ENRON
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Countrified : RURAL
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Barely maintain, with "out" : EKE
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Mimics' work : TAKEOFFS
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Frequent ferry rider : ISLANDER
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"Kidnapped" author's inits. : RLS
51
Composer Boulanger : NADIA
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Black mark : STIGMA
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Signal at Sotheby's : BID
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Steel mill by-product : SLAG
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1990's-2000's TV twosome : WILLANDGRACE
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Coveted prize : PLUM
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Diva's delivery : ARIA
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Dust Bowl drifters : OKIES
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What Dubliners call home : EIRE
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Poverty : NEED
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Jordan's Queen ___ : NOOR
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Campus bigwig : DEAN
Down
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Worked in rows : HOED
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Spain's second-longest river : EBRO
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1990's TV twosome : LOISANDCLARK
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Iago's specialty : DECEIT
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Hard nut to crack? : ACORN
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Money replaced by the euro : LIRA
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Rat alert? : EEK
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Dads of dads : GRANDPAS
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Evenhanded : FAIR
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Magazine of reprints : UTNE
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Took a cab : RODE
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1974 Sutherland/Gould film : SPYS
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#1 hit for Brenda Lee : IMSORRY
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Imperatives : MUSTS
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Outback hopper : ROO
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___ notes : LINER
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Jacket holder : VALET
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Massey of old movies : ILONA
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Personification of mockery : MOMUS
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Oerter and Unser : ALS
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1980's TV twosome : KATEANDALLIE
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Elicit : EVOKE
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Having a higher model number, say : NEWER
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Feudal laborers : SERFS
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John ___ : DOE
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Water nymphs : NAIADES
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Silent film star Mabel : NORMAND
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It was dropped in the 60's : LSD
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Wine holder : FLAGON
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Didn't speak clearly : LISPED
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More polite : NICER
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E. B. White's "The Trumpet of the ___" : SWAN
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Goodyear product : TIRE
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Tennis great Nastase : ILIE
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Delighted : GLAD
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Scott of "Happy Days" : BAIO
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A celebrity may have one : AURA
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Feds : GMEN
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"King Kong" studio : RKO

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

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