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New York Times, Monday, August 8, 2005

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 94 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0808 ( 20,362 )

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Across
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Gentlemen tipped theirs to ladies, once : HATS
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Home improvement pro Bob : VILA
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Boxing ring boundaries : ROPES
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1970's tennis champ Nastase : ILIE
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Figure skater's jump : AXEL
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God, in the Koran : ALLAH
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F.D.R.'s dog : FALA
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Irritated state : SNIT
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"Silly" birds : GEESE
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"Do tell!" : ISTHATAFACT
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Sailor's affirmative : AYE
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With competence : ABLY
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Greets with gales of laughter : ROARSAT
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Be that as it may : ANYWAY
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Irish accent : BROGUE
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Hits a golf ball to the side, e.g. : HOOKS
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Burn on the outside : SEAR
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Sunnyside up servings : EGGS
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"The Simpsons" storekeeper : APU
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Roster of enemies : HITLIST
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Granola bit : OAT
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Four-poster and others : BEDS
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Window ledge : SILL
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Hooch : BOOZE
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How cough syrup is taken : ORALLY
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Shakespearean verse : SONNET
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Barely enough : MINIMAL
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Warrior princess of TV : XENA
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Buffalo's summer hrs. : EDT
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"Do tell!" : IMLISTENING
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Snooped, with "around" : NOSED
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Gershwin's "___ Plenty o' Nuttin'" : IGOT
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Active sort : DOER
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Knocks dead : SLAYS
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Ball hit out of bounds : FOUL
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Top draft level : ONEA
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Up to the present : ASYET
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Noted Art Deco illustrator : ERTE
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Not, in dialect : NARY
Down
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Old 45 player : HIFI
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"Too bad!" : ALAS
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Pinball game ender : TILT
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Seattle football player : SEAHAWK
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To a huge degree : VASTLY
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Slangy no : IXNAY
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Mariner ___ Ericson : LEIF
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Bar in the front of a church : ALTARRAIL
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Motley, as an army : RAGTAG
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Bullring cheer : OLE
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"Do tell!" : PLEASEGOON
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High mark with low effort : EASYA
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Ghost costume, basically : SHEET
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Bring shame to : ABASH
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Beer from Golden, Colo. : COORS
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Regret : RUE
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"Moby Dick" captain : AHAB
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Yep's opposite : NOPE
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"Do tell!" : YOUDONTSAY
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Word before dance or laugh : BELLY
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Painting of a fruit bowl, e.g. : STILLLIFE
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Long look : GAZE
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Leave in, as text : STET
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Religion of the Koran : ISLAM
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New York strip alternative : TBONE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Interminably : ONANDON
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In the thick of : AMIDST
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Agree out of court : SETTLE
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High-I.Q. club : MENSA
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Fanzine profilees : IDOLS
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Strikes through : XSOUT
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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___-do-well : NEER
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Confederate uniform color : GRAY
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Hurricane hub : EYE

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