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New York Times, Saturday, August 7, 2004

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.60 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0807 ( 19,996 )

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Across
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Xerophyte : CACTUS
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Demands : ASKSFOR
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Surfing, say : ONLINE
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Outside-the-box : CREATIVE
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Nation with a red-crested crane on its flag : UGANDA
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Strewn : LITTERED
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Good things : PLUSES
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So to speak : ASITWERE
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Oktoberfest duds : LEDERHOSEN
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Talented : ABLE
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Song that ends "Bless my homeland forever" : EDELWEISS
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Certain charity event : PROAM
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Supporter : ALLY
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___ special : TODAYS
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Like a junker's engine : RATTLY
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Dumpster lifters : HOISTS
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Free-for-alls : MELEES
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Blood line : VEIN
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Resin from ancient trees : AMBER
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Dead giveaways : TELLTALES
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Show of absolute power : FIAT
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Corresponding : RESPECTIVE
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Regrettable occurrence : INCIDENT
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Hand-decorated : TOOLED
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Auto part you shouldn't tamper with : ODOMETER
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Preshow ritual : TUNING
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"___ is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good": golfer Johnny Miller : SERENITY
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Cover : ENCASE
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Matricide of Greek myth : ORESTES
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Record producers : STENOS
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Dance team : COUPLE
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Like hockey sticks : ANGLED
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18th-century French artist Gillot : CLAUDE
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Decorative threads : TINSEL
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Masks are worn here : UNDERWATER
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Oldest known form of currency : SEASHELLS
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Surfaces : ARISES
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Became widespread : SETIN
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William of TV's "The Greatest American Hero" : KATT
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Some Amtrak employees : STEWARDS
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Vessel that pumps the water it's floating in : FIREBOAT
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Sheets used in four-color printing : OVERLAYS
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Cashes in : REDEEMS
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Upmarket : CLASSY
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Lubricative : OILY
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Bridge hand assessment : POINTCOUNT
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Morning routines : TOILETTES
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Note on the fridge, maybe : REMINDER
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Relative of a bigeye : ALBACORE
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Certain club reservations : TEETIMES
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1965 #1 hit with an exclamation point in its title : HELP
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Family member : MAFIOSO
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Church committee : VESTRY
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What a creed is composed of : TENETS
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Pronto : ATONCE
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Mystery author ___ Jackson Braun : LILIAN
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Despite what you say : EVENSO
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Swamp grasses : SEDGES
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Secure anew : RETIE
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Ding : DENT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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