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New York Times, Monday, September 13, 2004

Author:
Jay Giess
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jay Giess

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Giess. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 20,033 )

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Across
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Raindrop sound : PLOP
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Sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Present for a teacher : APPLE
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Kelly of morning TV : RIPA
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Marlboro alternative : KOOL
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Shine : GLEAM
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Metal that Superman can't see through : LEAD
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On again, as a candle : RELIT
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Fashionable London locale : PALLMALL
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Ardor : ZEAL
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Big containers : VATS
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Filmmaker Spike : LEE
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GM sports car : GTO
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Whitewater part of a stream : RAPIDS
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Fireplace accessory : ANDIRON
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UK record label : EMI
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Cast member : ACTOR
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Hits head-on : RAMS
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Get help of a sort on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" : POLLTHEAUDIENCE
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Wriggling fishes : EELS
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Place : STEAD
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Teems : ABOUNDS
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Zoo denizens : BEASTS
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Something "on the books" : LAW
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Motorists' grp. : AAA
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Skier's transport : TBAR
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Quick job for a barber : TRIM
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Sweater : PULLOVER
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To no ___ (purposelessly) : AVAIL
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Classic artist's subject : NUDE
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Sandwich spread, for short : MAYO
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Oscar who wrote "The Picture of Dorian Gray" : WILDE
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Popular shirt label : IZOD
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Certain stock index : AMEX
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Los Angeles cager : LAKER
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Craggy hill : TOR
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Agile : SPRY
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Make ready, for short : PREP
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Elvis's daughter ___ Marie : LISA
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Milky gem : OPAL
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1960's-70's pontiff : PAULVI
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December songs : NOELS
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Fuel from a mine : COAL
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Bygone : OLD
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Consented : AGREED
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Bit of begging : PLEA
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Educational assistance since 1972 : PELLGRANTS
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China's Chou En-___ : LAI
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Expert in resuscitation, in brief : EMT
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Coffee gathering : KLATSCH
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Angry with : MADAT
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___ state (blissful self-awareness) : ZEN
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Lash of old westerns : LARUE
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Frisky feline : TOMCAT
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Beginnings : ONSETS
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Statute removal : REPEAL
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Itsy-bitsy creature : AMOEBA
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Bedtime gab : PILLOWTALK
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Anger : IRE
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Actress Allen of "Enough" : TESSA
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Cheerios grain : OAT
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Tried a little of this, a little of that : DABBLED
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Rarely-met goal : IDEAL
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Hammer user : NAILER
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Hoover ___ : DAM
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Scents : AROMAS
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Henry VIII's family name : TUDOR
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Travel on horseback : RIDE
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Mario who wrote "The Godfather" : PUZO
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Seductress : VAMP
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Witness : EYER
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Classic theater name : ROXY
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Leatherworker's tool : AWL
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By way of : VIA
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Annual hoops contest, for short : NIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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