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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 2003

Author:
Barry Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0901 ( 19,655 )
Across
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"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
5
Excellent, in modern slang : PHAT
9
Speedy : RAPID
14
Greek sandwich : GYRO
15
Poland's Walesa : LECH
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Bullets, e.g. : AMMO
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Like lettuce or spinach : LEAFY
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Considerable sum of money : PRETTYPENNY
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Trigonometry abbr. : COS
24
Soften : EASEUP
25
Barnyard honker : GOOSE
27
Apprehension : DREAD
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"Make it ___!" ("Hurry!") : SNAPPY
33
Dadaism founder : ARP
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Overrun : INVADE
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Get schooling : LEARN
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"___ Fine Day" (1963 Chiffons hit) : ONE
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Satisfy a debt : REPAY
43
Just twiddling the thumbs : IDLE
44
Recorded : ONTAPE
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Musician Brian : ENO
47
Red addition to a salad : TOMATO
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Bring out : EDUCE
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L'Enfant ___, in Washington, D.C. : PLAZA
53
Knights' weapons : LANCES
57
Gift offered with an "aloha" : LEI
59
Useful tip for puzzle-solving? : PENCILPOINT
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Variety of primrose : OXLIP
64
Struggle for air : GASP
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1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Part of a bicycle wheel : SPOKE
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___ fruit (large tangelo) : UGLI
68
Walking difficulty : GIMP
69
Lugged : TOTED
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Espied : SEEN
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"Airplane!" actor Robert : HAYS
Down
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Open-mouthed : AGAPE
2
Nine-headed serpent : HYDRA
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Sign after Pisces : ARIES
4
Sailed : BOATED
5
Toddlers' enclosure : PLAYPEN
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Rope material : HEMP
7
Pinnacle : ACME
8
Revealing beachwear : THONG
9
Use for support : RELYON
10
Ginger ___ : ALE
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Something smoked at an Indian ceremony : PEACEPIPE
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Data : INFO
13
Word with "Happy" and "Death Valley" in old TV titles : DAYS
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Shroud of ___ : TURIN
22
Winning margin, sometimes : NOSE
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Identical : SAME
28
English river : AVON
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"Inferno" writer : DANTE
31
Blueprint : PLAN
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Toy that does tricks : YOYO
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Touched down : ALIT
34
Make over : REDO
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Handheld computing device : PALMPILOT
37
Wanted-poster option : DEAD
40
Honest-to-goodness : REAL
42
Summary : RECAP
44
Move like molasses : OOZE
45
Gun part : PULLPIN
48
Bugged : TAPPED
50
"Stop right there!" : ENOUGH
52
Cattle breed : ANGUS
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Paramecium propellers : CILIA
55
Foe : ENEMY
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Dance components : STEPS
57
Needing directions, say : LOST
58
Montreal ballplayer : EXPO
60
Parrot's spot : CAGE
61
___ of Man : ISLE
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1950's White House nickname : IKE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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