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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Author:
Philip Lew
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Philip Lew

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lew. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 18,936 )
Across
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Mojave Desert state: Abbr. : CALIF
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Be worried (over) : STEW
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Out of range, maybe : AFAR
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Collected works : OPERA
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Within range, maybe : NEAR
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Blanchett of "Elizabeth" : CATE
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Janet Reno's former jurisdiction : DADECOUNTY
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Informal greeting : HIYA
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Bit of work : ERG
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Exile isle : ELBA
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Dependent, often : MINOR
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Brosnan TV role : STEELE
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Impetus : MOMENTUM
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Turns sharply : ZIGS
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Fab Four name : RINGO
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Tower over : DWARF
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Worry, it's been said : AGER
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Place to relax : DEN
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Apt title for this puzzle? : RELATIVELYSHORT
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Sushi morsel : EEL
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Harts' sweethearts : DOES
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Shul scroll : TORAH
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Bowl over : FLOOR
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Popular auction site : EBAY
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Home of baseball's "Bums" : BROOKLYN
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Creamsicle color : ORANGE
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51-Across and others, for short : BOROS
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"Is so!" rebuttal : AINT
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Louvre display : ART
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"Dilbert" intern : ASOK
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End of a cheer : SISBOOMBAH
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Singles bar icebreaker : LINE
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Play opener : ACTI
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Got stage fright : FROZE
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Look like a lecher : LEER
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Chaps : GUYS
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Cereal stuff : FIBER
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Things to crack : CODES
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In pieces : APART
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It may be just outside your window : LEDGE
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Pique condition? : IRE
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Modernization : FACELIFT
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Social slight : SNUB
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Midmorning time : TENAM
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Take in : EAT
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Like Will Rogers commentary : WRY
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In pain : ACHING
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What a sensitive nose may detect : FAINTODOR
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"Here's looking ___!" : ATYOU
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Undo détente : REARM
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Designer to Jackie : OLEG
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Rest room sign : MEN
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Pound of verse : EZRA
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Choice words? : ORELSE
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Like a bog : MIRY
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Lip-smacking : SAVORY
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Teensy : WEE
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Part of a unity pledge : ALLFORONE
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"I didn't know that!" : GEE
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Old NOW cause : ERA
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Utmost : NTH
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Poster boy? : IDOL
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Begin : STARTOFF
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Georgetown hoopster : HOYA
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Comely one : LOOKER
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Green-lights : OKS
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Pro ___ : BONO
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"Hoops" : BBALL
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First name in daytime TV : ROSIE
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Foul : NASTY
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Fat cat : NABOB
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8-Down, as grass : GRAZE
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Early anesthetic : ETHER
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Hieroglyphics bird : IBIS
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Droop : SAG
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Incubator spot: Abbr. : ICU
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Hosp. diagnostic : MRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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