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New York Times, Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 19,664 )

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Across
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Hirohito's homeland : NIPPON
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Sound of a lightning bolt : ZAP
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Come to naught : FAIL
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Magnetism : ALLURE
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Patient waiting : ABIDANCE
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Emergency supply : PLASMA
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Fix : SETRIGHT
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1982 movie starring Al Pacino as a playwright : AUTHORAUTHOR
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Dirty : SOILED
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"___ Kick Out of You" : IGETA
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1991 Holocaust film : EUROPAEUROPA
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Lock : TRESS
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No longer done : PASSE
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Word before cry or baby : WAR
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Propensity : BENT
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Walk proudly : STRUT
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Faction within a faith : SECT
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The Beach Boys' "Barbara ___" : ANN
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Highlanders : GAELS
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Life of ___ : RILEY
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1983 cinematic study of a Scottish poet : REUBENREUBEN
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Exercise : WIELD
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Boring things : AUGERS
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1968 Joanne Woodward film directed by Paul Newman : RACHELRACHEL
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Building that may be about to go up? : FIRETRAP
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With sadness : BLUELY
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Launch : INITIATE
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Discus champ Al : OERTER
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Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
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Comb maker : BEE
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African pest : TSETSE
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California wine valley : NAPA
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Picture: Abbr. : ILLUS
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Dialogue writer : PLATO
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Most insistent : PUSHIEST
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Goldlike alloys : ORMOLUS
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More to the point? : NEARER
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Pitts of old films : ZASU
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Aid's partner : ABET
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Most succinct : PITHIEST
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Less overcast : FAIRER
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"The Ice Storm" director Lee : ANG
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German pronoun : ICH
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Chartered : LET
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Device to keep a ship from drifting : DROGUE
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Parent-by-choice, of sorts : ADOPTER
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Gym handout : TOWEL
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Rapidly : APACE
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"Je ___ français" : PARLE
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Not surprisingly : ASUSUAL
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Like some SoHo parties : ARTY
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Lift for two : TBAR
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Not let lapse : RENEW
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World-weariness : ENNUI
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Oceanside scuttler : SANDCRAB
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Figurehead's office : SINECURE
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Desserts at Luigi's : GELATI
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Grandly entertains : REGALES
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Beatnik toppers : BERETS
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Freshwater cod : BURBOT
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Butler from Charleston : RHETT
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Yugoslavian-born tennis ace : SELES
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Venom : HATE
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Three-sided sword : EPEE
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Epic poet's prop : LYRE
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Tailoring job : FIT
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Squid's squirt : INK
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"Flying Down to ___" : RIO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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