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New York Times, Friday, September 12, 2003

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 19,666 )
Across
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Juice with punch : HARDCIDER
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Mass communication medium? : LATIN
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Protect, in a way : INOCULATE
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Underpinning : BRACE
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They often end with puns : KNOCKKNOCKJOKES
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Milk pitcher? : ELSIE
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Apocalyptic : DIRE
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Pond creature : NEWT
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Abbr. in a military title : RET
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Go caving : SPELUNK
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Sutton of the P.G.A. : HAL
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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"A special laurel ___ go": Whitman : EREI
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Overdo a scene, say : EMOTE
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Pitching choice : TAR
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Party decoration : STREAMER
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Comes out of denial : FACESIT
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Fuses : SOLDERS
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Three points in a row, perhaps : ELLIPSIS
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Gray of "Gray's Manual of Botany" : ASA
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Calorie-dense treat : SCONE
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Stirs up the sediment in : MUDS
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Ernie Bilko's rank: Abbr. : MSGT
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It serves Stockholm : SAS
52
Quick multipliers : RABBITS
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My follower : LAI
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Like some churches: Abbr. : EPIS
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Moxie : GUTS
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Open : OVERT
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"You can't be serious!" : DONTMAKEMELAUGH
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Fastidious roommate of fiction : UNGER
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Whistler on the range : TEAKETTLE
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Flies, e.g. : PESTS
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Let loose : UNLEASHED
Down
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Ones on trails, perhaps : HIKERS
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Shaker leader : ANNLEE
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Settles for the night : ROOSTS
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First year of John VI's papacy : DCCI
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Salad veggies : CUKES
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Variety : ILK
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Cause of some allergic reactions : DANDER
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Big names in l'opéra : ETOILES
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New faces on bases : RECRUITS
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H.H.H.'s boss : LBJ
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Schönberg opera "Moses und ___" : ARON
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Net : TAKEHOME
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Noncaloric cooler : ICEWATER
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Two close for comfort? : NESTLERS
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"The Longest Day" director ___ Annakin : KEN
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Beautiful fairies of Persian myth : PERIS
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Dirigible parts : KEELS
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Oktoberfest souvenir : STEIN
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Head of a household, maybe : MADAM
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According to : ASPER
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Certain wingding : ROAST
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Came clean : FESSEDUP
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Noted 1931 indictee : ALCAPONE
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Business section info : CLOSINGS
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Faraway place : TIMBUKTU
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11- or 12-year-old, e.g. : SUBTEEN
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Saturnine : DISMAL
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One on a trail, perhaps : SLEUTH
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It can be a mouthful : GARGLE
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Showed generosity, in a way : TITHED
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Khan man? : AGA
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Roman sandal : SOLEA
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"Keep this" : STET
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Brewery equipment : VATS
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Evan S. Connell's "___ Bridge" : MRS
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Manage, with "out" : EKE

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

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