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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 2001

With 27-Down, sci-fi phenomena that help explain this puzzle's theme

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 2001, The New York Times9/13/01 ( No. 18,937 )
Across
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Leader at Indy : PACECAR
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Sender of monthly checks: Abbr. : SSA
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Touch : TAD
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Chic : ALAMODE
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Sack : PILLAGE
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Earwax : CERUMEN
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They may put you to sleep : OPIATES
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9, in a date: Abbr. : SEP
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Portray a scam victim? : PLAYTHEMARK
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Depressed : BLUE
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Unified : ATONE
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It may be passed down the line : TRAIT
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Tennis edge : ADIN
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Time for a big event : DDAY
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Herd stray : ROGUE
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Spoilers : BANES
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___ heure (afternoon time in France) : UNE
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Gerund's tail : ING
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Clear : RID
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Suffix with green : ERY
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Ewe in "Babe" : MAA
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Hoosier humorist : ADE
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Lies comfortably : SNUGS
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Zenith's opposite : NADIR
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"David Copperfield" woman : DORA
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Zenith products : VCRS
49
Tie tightly : TRUSS
50
Spanish dice roll : SIETE
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"Excuse me ..." : AHEM
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Large deer-hunting group? : BUCKBRIGADE
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Community competition : BEE
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Lively : ANIMATO
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50-50 chances : TOSSUPS
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Not now : LATERON
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Sapling : TREELET
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Richmond-to-Norfolk dir. : ESE
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Some high-schoolers: Abbr. : SRS
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Like the children, in a holiday verse : NESTLED
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Campaign grps. : PACS
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Sheltered, in a way : ALEE
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Successful angler? : CARPBAGGER
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Meat that tastes like chicken : EMU
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Cyberneticist's study : COMPUTERS
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Designer Simpson : ADELE
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Sofer of "General Hospital" : RENA
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Irregularity : SPOTTINESS
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Gas thief, perhaps : SIPHONER
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With 27-Down, sci-fi phenomena that help explain this puzzle's theme : ALIEN
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"Later" : TATA
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Golden-___ : AGER
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With 62-Down, office worker's ensemble : DESK
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Hit in the leg : LAMED
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"And so on," when tripled : YADA
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N.Y. school : LIU
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C-E-G, e.g. : TRIAD
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Sonata section : RONDO
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See 10-Down : ABDUCTIONS
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No bright bovine? : DUMDUMBULL
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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A dog's age : YEARS
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Amalgams : SYNTHESES
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Muscle that turns a limb inward : INVERTOR
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Baseball's Brock : GREG
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"Chances ___" : ARE
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Answer man's challenge : ASKME
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Building supports : IBARS
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Revere : ADORE
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Hoedown sight : BALE
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Italian articles : UNAS
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Name : CITE
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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It lacks a cutting edge : EPEE
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Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
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See 13-Down : SET

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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