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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0915 ( 20,035 )

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Across
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Potato chip, to a Brit : CRISP
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Willy Wonka's creator : DAHL
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Little ones : TADS
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Year-end temp : SANTA
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Plane measure : AREA
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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A pronoun has one : ANTECEDENT
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Bit of cunning : WILE
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"The Omega Man" star, 1971 : HESTON
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New arrival, of sorts : EMIGRE
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Maureen Dowd piece : OPED
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"Get a grip!" : DEALWITHIT
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Straw source : OAT
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60's trip cause : LSD
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Teutonic surname starter : VON
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Chest item : TOY
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Astronomical discovery of 1930 : PLUTO
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Somber song : DIRGE
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"Ruthless People" star : BETTEMIDLER
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Tony winner Swoosie : KURTZ
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African antelope : ELAND
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Rover's warning : GRR
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Former U.S. mil. acronym : SAC
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Big poker player's wager : WAD
49
Clinch : ICE
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Engage in woolgathering? : RAISESHEEP
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Old TV problem : SNOW
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Military surprise : AMBUSH
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No longer in effect : LAPSED
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Box lightly : SPAR
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Battle cry : CALLTOARMS
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Narcissist's love : SELF
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Came down : ALIT
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Knock senseless : FLOOR
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Poker player's calculation : ODDS
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Famous rhymer of Bronx with "thonx" : NASH
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Aggressive sort : TYPEA
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Lee's org. : CSA
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Sought a seat : RAN
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Taking a bath : INTHETUB
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Tilter's mount : STEED
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Donation-soliciting grps. : PACS
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Set into a groove : DADOED
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Where the action is : ARENA
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Farm layer : HEN
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Up-to-the-minute news : LATEWORD
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Namely : TOWIT
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Properly : ARIGHT
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Texas border city : DELRIO
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Hazardous for driving, maybe : SLEETY
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J.F.K. postings : ETDS
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Was sociable, in a way : MINGLED
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Bud : PAL
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Mid first-century year : LVII
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"Odyssey" morsels : LOTUSES
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Shatner sci-fi drug : TEK
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Noncombat area, for short : DMZ
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Electric ___ : EEL
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"Circular file" : TRASHCAN
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Use acid : ETCH
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Start of a deluge : RAINDROP
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One above a specialist: Abbr. : NCO
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It may become hoarfrost : DEW
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Former Connecticut governor Ella : GRASSO
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Wheelchair-accessible : RAMPED
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Like Playboy cartoons : RIBALD
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The haves have it : WEALTH
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Date with an M.D. : APPT
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Browses, today : SURFS
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Perry of fashion : ELLIS
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Serta rival : SEALY
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Wishy-washy : SOFT
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Taking after : ALA
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Cohort of Curly : MOE
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Sp. lady : SRA

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

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