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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Author:
Steven Dorfman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven Dorfman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Dorfman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 19,306 )
Across
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Bother : FUSS
5
Be overthrown : FALL
9
Wear away : ERODE
14
Square measure : AREA
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Not in port : ASEA
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Wanders : ROVES
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Bad day for 25-Across : IDES
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More or less follower : THAN
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Ticket seller : AGENT
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Gridiron order : RUSHTHEPASSER
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Egg maker : HEN
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Take-home pay : NET
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Rubicon crosser : CAESAR
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Armor-___ : CLAD
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Grp. symbolized by an elephant : GOP
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Sweater material : ORLON
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Thumb (through) : LEAF
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Enterprise helmsman : SULU
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Griddle order : STEAKMEDIUMWELL
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Clock sound : TICK
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Like mellower wines : AGED
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Stop in the Sahara : OASIS
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Band performance : SET
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It may give a shock on a ranch : PROD
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French equivalent of the White House : ELYSEE
46
Groceries holder : BAG
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Playtex product : BRA
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Gridley order : FIREWHENREADY
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Tour of duty : STINT
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"Purple ___" (song played at Woodstock) : HAZE
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Telegraph : WIRE
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Door part : HINGE
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Malt beverages : ALES
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1950's British P.M. : EDEN
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Lightened (up) : EASED
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Liquefy : MELT
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1990 World Series champs : REDS
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Like some maidens of myth : FAIR
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Pakistani tongue : URDU
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Realizes : SEES
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"Miss America" appears on it : SASH
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Priest's title : FATHER
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Long spring : LEAP
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Turner who was called the "Sweater Girl" : LANA
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Cleared the boards : ERASED
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Synonym compiler : ROGET
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Transmission closer : OVER
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Lion's home : DEN
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Acceptance speech word : THANK
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Not just a tie-up : SNAFU
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Business expenditures : COSTS
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Vote in : ELECT
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Drench : SOAK
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Relinquished : CEDED
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In place : LAID
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"You'll never ___!" : GUESS
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Stan's partner in comedy : OLLIE
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Sign of life : PULSE
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Plastic block maker : LEGO
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Influence : SWAY
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Bart's mom : MARGE
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Grinding tooth : MOLAR
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Went in separate directions : PARTED
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One of the Gallo brothers : ERNEST
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Eat to excess : BINGE
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Diagonal face of a chisel : BEZEL
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$5 bills : FINS
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Impact sound : WHAM
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Fit as a fiddle : HALE
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Wide-mouthed pitcher : EWER
52
Assistant : AIDE
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Historic Scott : DRED
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Desires : YENS
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___-wolf : SHE
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Actress Carrere : TIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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