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New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 2001

Brightest star in the Aquila constellation

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times8/9/01 ( No. 18,902 )
Across
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Church name opener : OUR
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Vacation plan, maybe : TOUR
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Door fixture : HASP
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Application : USE
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Famous squire of Spanish lit : PANZA
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Farm letters? : EIEIO
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High ground : THEPROMISEDLAND
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Emblem of the House of Lancaster : REDROSE
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Made a fool of : HAD
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Gave, as lines : FED
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One of the Durants : ARIEL
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High ground : PARADISE
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High ground : CITYOFGOD
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Love inspirer : EROS
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Typography units : ENS
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Amble or shamble : GAIT
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Harped (on) : DWELT
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Middle ground : PURGATORY
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1966 Michael Caine role : ALFIE
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Big do : GALA
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Walther ___ (007's gun) : PPK
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Former capital of Nicaragua : LEON
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Low ground : PERDITION
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Low ground : TARTARUS
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Immediate occasion : NONCE
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Bearer of the Commandments : ARK
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Discontinuity : GAP
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Athelstane's romantic rival : IVANHOE
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Low ground : INFERNALREGIONS
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Compact stuff : ROUGE
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Fluff up, as hair : TEASE
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Bud of Bud : LOU
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Arctic sight : FLOE
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It's right on the map : EAST
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Talent that defies sci. : ESP
Down
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Get there before : OUTRACE
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Mark the beginning of : USHERIN
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Adapts for a new audience : REEDITS
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Where Kit Carson is buried : TAOS
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"Lean ___" : ONME
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Automatic : UZI
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Mrs. Huxtable's portrayer : RASHAD
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Tinseltown gossip Hopper : HEDDA
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Trouble : AIL
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Marine bioluminescence : SEAFIRE
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Clorox Company product : PINESOL
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Speech that opens a play : PROLOGUE
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Least explicable : ODDEST
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Hunted : PREY
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Corn serving : EAR
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Creamy soups : POTAGES
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___-eyed (naive) : DEWY
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Substantially : FAR
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Small carriage : GIG
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It's poor on the moor : DRAINAGE
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Pub order : PINT
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Creosote source : TAR
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Word before school or master : OLD
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Brightest star in the Aquila constellation : ALTAIR
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Find out about : LEARNOF
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Big bite of spaghetti : FORKFUL
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Tiny aperture : PINHOLE
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Pennsylvania resort area : POCONOS
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British dance party : KNEESUP
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Enter a nonfeeding state : PUPATE
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Actress Collette of "The Sixth Sense" : TONI
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Jibe : AGREE
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Bolted : RAN
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Long-term finan. plans : IRAS
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Buttoned item : VEST
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___ ideal : EGO
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Grassy tract : LEA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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