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New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 19,665 )
Across
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With 40A, a breakfast order : CAKES
6
With 40A, garden sites : BEDS
10
With 40A, a V.I.P. : SHOT
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Top picks : ALIST
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Delta Center team : UTAH
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Mesa Indian : HOPI
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Is rated : GETSAGRADE
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Leader at OPEC, maybe : EMIR
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Computer add-on : ESE
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40A/34D topping : MUSTARD
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Macon-to-Augusta dir. : ENE
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Encouraging signs? : PATS
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Uplifted : BUOYED
27
Clothes model : WEARER
31
Nobody : PEON
32
Like a bike chain, usually : OILED
33
Miner's entry : ADIT
35
Incarnation of the Egyptian god Thoth : IBIS
39
Pope's cape : ORALE
40
? : HOT
41
Hop on : MOUNT
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First name in '50s TV : DESI
43
Dreamcast maker : SEGA
44
Prefix with vascular : INTRA
45
Negligible : SLIM
47
Loose overcoat : ULSTER
48
Tried hard : PUSHED
51
Something that needs to be cleared up : ACNE
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Bolted down : ATE
54
40A/34D topping : KETCHUP
56
Rx prescribers : MDS
59
Service rewards : TIPS
61
For show only : CEREMONIAL
63
History Muse : CLIO
64
Over : ANEW
65
English Channel feeder : SOMME
66
With 40A, a firebrand : HEAD
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With 40A, racers : RODS
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With 40A, a fad : TREND
Down
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With 34D, part of a pound : CAGE
2
Brews : ALES
3
Wind-up toy? : KITE
4
Curvy path : ESS
5
Prairie event : STAMPEDE
6
Salvo : BURST
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The Dakotas, to de Gaulle : ETATS
8
Early baby word : DADA
9
Cold dessert : SHERBET
10
A miss : SHE
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Comfortable : HOMEY
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Posit aloud : OPINE
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With 34D, spent : TIRED
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Kind of gum in food preparation : GUAR
22
Abbott and Costello, e.g. : DUO
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40A/34D topping : ONIONS
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With 34D, a pretty tree : WOOD
28
Home to Yeats : EIRE
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"C'est la vie" : ALAS
30
40A/34D topping : RELISH
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Outside of a gyro : PITA
33
Clearing, of sorts : AHEM
34
? : DOG
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Set end to end : BUTT
37
Citer's opening : INRE
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With 34D, a mariner's guide : STAR
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Road marker : MILEPOST
43
One-person cab : SIDECAR
46
Albanian money : LEK
47
U.S. coin word : UNUM
48
With 34D, a comic strip setting : PATCH
49
Practical : UTILE
50
Old print : SEPIA
51
Like large landowners : ACRED
52
Wads of gum : CHEWS
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"A ___'clock scholar" : TENO
56
Silent type : MIME
57
Censure : DAMN
58
With 34D, a racing vehicle : SLED
60
Settler's building material : SOD
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___'easter : NOR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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