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New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 2003

What there's no such thing as, for NASA?

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 117 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 2003, The New York Times9/17/03 ( No. 19,671 )
Across
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Last call? : TAPS
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Bite at the ballpark : FRANK
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Berra had a hand in it : MITT
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"Ricochet" actor, 1991 : ICET
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Aegean region : IONIA
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Mental flash : IDEA
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What there's no such thing as, for NASA? : FREELAUNCH
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Twin country? : SIAM
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React to yeast : FERMENT
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Surround : ENCLOSE
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Served perfectly : ACED
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"Not right now" : LATER
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Gully : RAVINE
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Chemical analysis : ASSAY
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The yoke's on them : OXEN
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Actor Werner : OSKAR
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Visited : SAW
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Gain weight faster than? : BEATTOTHEPAUNCH
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Blueprint addition : ELL
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___ breath : BATED
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Recital offering : SOLO
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Driving force : MOTOR
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Exploded : BLEWUP
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Golden Fleece hunter : JASON
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"Nobody doesn't like ___ Lee" : SARA
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Catherine the Great, e.g. : EMPRESS
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One who might ask for your hand : PALMIST
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Hang around : WAIT
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Got hip? : HADAHAUNCH
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Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
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Morning ringer : ALARM
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Make-up artist? : LIAR
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Give a lewd look : LEER
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They're outstanding : DEBTS
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Reproachful words : ETTU
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Quarrel : TIFF
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Part of a plot : ACRE
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Jury member : PEER
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Part of a rose : STEM
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Groom-to-be : FIANCE
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Letter carrier's assignment : ROUTE
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New England's Cape ___ : ANN
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Agreeable : NICE
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Gus ___, "Ain't We Got Fun" lyricist : KAHN
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Lose : MISLAY
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Real dope : IDIOT
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Josh : TEASE
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Circus employee : TAMER
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Low-fat : LEAN
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Bow of the silents : CLARA
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100-meter runners, e.g. : DASHERS
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Judicial garb : ROBE
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Jump on the ice : AXEL
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Baby beef : VEAL
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Bankbook col. : INT
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Airline listing, for short : SKED
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Juice in a 4-Down : SAP
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Winter fall : SNOW
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Hit hard : WHOP
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Steakhouse order : TBONE
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Feedbag morsel : OAT
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Expend : USE
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Big gun : MORTAR
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A musical "B" : BRAHMS
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Refrain syllables : LALA
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Precious stone : JEWEL
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Astound : AMAZE
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Chapel topper : SPIRE
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To one side : APART
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Roe source : SHAD
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Presidents' Day event : SALE
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Pack animal : MULE
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Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
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Improvise vocally : SCAT
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Like some streets : THRU
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Tiny bit : DAB

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