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New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 2002

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0808 ( 19,266 )
Across
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Pop singer Lisa : LOEB
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Yak : BLAB
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When repeated, 1954 Eddie Fisher hit : AGIRL
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Grayish yellow : ECRU
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Guitar forerunner : LUTE
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Vietnam site in 1969 news : MYLAI
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Child's toy : WHIRLIGIG
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Distasteful solution? : BRINE
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Cara and Castle : IRENES
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Shuttle cargoes : PAYLOADS
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Octave followers : SESTETS
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Driving spots : TEES
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Straight ones = 2.0 : CEES
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Half a mountaineering expedition : ASCENT
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Sermon recipients : BRETHREN
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Transmission ender : OVER
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Korean border river : YALU
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What 17-Across, 62-Across, 10-Down or 35-Down does : SPINS
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Tidy sum : PILE
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Mideast title : EMIR
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Overeater's problem : POTBELLY
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Hits the end? : SPANKS
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"Why not!" : SURE
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Blackens : TARS
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Some cracks are full of it : SARCASM
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Purge : CLEANOUT
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River across Nebraska : PLATTE
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Rosemary and others : HERBS
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Thrust producer : PROPELLER
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St. Teresa's birthplace : AVILA
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Article in Berlin : EINE
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Resort east of Glenwood Springs : VAIL
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Prepares potatoes, in a way : RICES
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Jam site : ROAD
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Hireling, in history : ESNE
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Partner in exploring : LEWIS
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Yellowish : OCHRE
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Eastern Indians : ERIES
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Like ashes : BURNT
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Sore spots : BLISTERS
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Galoot : LUG
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Not having one's feet flat on the ground : ATIP
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Produced : BEGAT
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Moseys : AMBLES
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Rocket part : GYROSCOPE
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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South African gold discovery site, with "the" : RAND
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Not just evasions : LIES
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Parasite : LEECH
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Legislator's cry : YEA
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Ooze : SEEP
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Disrespectful ones : SNIPS
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Axis of ___ : EVIL
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Dudley Do-Right's beloved : NELL
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It doesn't take much : TREY
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Some tourney draws : BYES
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Way up or down : RAMP
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Once popular player : TURNTABLE
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Broke : STRAPPED
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The Thief of Bad Gags : BERLE
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"The Wizard of Oz" setting : KANSAS
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Broadway sign : SRO
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Terrif : SUPER
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Have farm young : CALVE
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Pathfinder? : ATLAS
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It's held during Oktoberfest : STEIN
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Cosmetician Norman : MERLE
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Overcook : CHAR
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Son of Jacob : LEVI
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Philosopher Hoffer : ERIC
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Cream, of 1960's rock : TRIO
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___ par : ONA

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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