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New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 2002

Author:
Bruce L. Bliven
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bliven. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 19,303 )
Across
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Seat of Silver Bow County : BUTTE
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It may be pulled or pumped : MUSCLE
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Strip : UNROBE
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Bump along the way? : ANTHILL
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One striking out, maybe : EDITOR
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Took off on : PARODIED
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Catholic devotion : NOVENA
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48-Down military group member : SEAL
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Swimmer with a long snout : GAR
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Shaman's doctrine : ANIMISM
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Enumerate : SPECIFY
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Right of passage : EASEMENT
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Russian mint product : RUBLE
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Soft, twilled silk : SURAH
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Less likely to make mistakes : ABLER
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Supermodel Veronica : WEBB
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Two for the record : SIDES
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Three in a match, maybe : SETS
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Caseharden : INURE
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Portion for the plate : TITHE
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Advice to a type-A person : RELAX
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Like some old film sleuths : ORIENTAL
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Transistor electrode : EMITTER
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Nitpicky person : CAVILER
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Net supporter : RIM
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Get rid of the holes in, maybe : REPAVE
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Feudal lord : SEIGNIOR
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Main order : ENTREE
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Private retreat : SANCTUM
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Sure to fail : DOOMED
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Pie preceder : CUTESY
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Unpleasant : MESSY
Down
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___ Park, Calif. : BUENA
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Foiled : UNDONE
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Material for many a game show : TRIVIA
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Figures on poles : TOTEMS
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Sources of wood for cabinetwork : EBONIES
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They have scales and keys : MAPS
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Like an eyesore : UNAESTHETIC
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Flog, in a way : STRAP
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Case for a veterinarian : CHOLERA
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Top : LID
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Fit to be picked : ELIGIBLE
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"Institutio principis Christiani" writer : ERASMUS
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Circular : LEAFLET
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Things that tumble : DRYERS
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Praiseworthy : MERITORIOUS
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Forest litter : CUBS
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Crest's antithesis : NADIR
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Cable workers, e.g. : WIRERS
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"Wise men learn much from ___": Aristophanes : ENEMIES
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Problem eater: Var. : BULIMIAC
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See 53-Down : BRAT
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Cut : SHEARED
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Gone : EXTINCT
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Acerbate : ENVENOM
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Move with stealth : TIPTOE
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They're set for rising : ALARMS
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Bank deposits? : LEVEES
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First-class : ELITE
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Overrun with cattails : REEDY
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With 34-Down, soldier's son, say : ARMY
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African with a mane : GNU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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