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New York Times, Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0918 ( 19,307 )
Across
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Group behind a 2001 Broadway musical : ABBA
5
Ready follower? : AIM
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Big name in fireworks : GRUCCI
14
1-Across song : FERNANDO
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Bacon serving : RASHER
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1-Across song : IDOIDOIDOIDOIDO
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Painting surface : GESSO
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Vase : URN
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Marshall ___ : PLAN
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Between assignments : IDLE
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Inebriated : BEERY
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1-Across song : WATERLOO
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Sped : RAN
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Shamefaced : ABASHED
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___ school : MED
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Ones doing tests: Abbr. : DRS
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"___ Queen" (1-Across song) : DANCING
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With 43-Across, description of 1-Across : SWEDISH
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Twisty turn : ESS
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Investigate : DIGINTO
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1-Across song : SOS
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See 37-Across : POPGROUP
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Some fund-raisers : GALAS
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Corner of a diamond : BASE
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Where Muscat is : OMAN
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Holm of stage and screen : IAN
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Court TV focus : TRIAL
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1-Across song : TAKEACHANCEONME
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Actually existing : INESSE
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Musical based on the songs of 1-Across : MAMMAMIA
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Calculus for canines? : TARTAR
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Off-road wheels, for short : ATV
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Not the original color : DYED
Down
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Not care ___ for : AFIG
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Eliot protagonist : BEDE
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Part of some co. names : BROS
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Tropical cuckoos : ANIS
5
"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANO
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Dictator Amin : IDI
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Frequently abbreviated math term : MODULO
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Smile : GRIN
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"Way out!" : RAD
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Ashe Stadium event : USOPEN
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Major copper exporter : CHILE
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Wood for outdoor furniture : CEDAR
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Overused humor technique : IRONY
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Difficulty : ADO
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Mined-over matter? : ORE
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Actress Graff and others : ILENES
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DaimlerChrysler make : DODGE
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Good-for-nothing : BADEGG
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Go in the kiddie pool, maybe : WADE
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Arab garments : ABAS
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Whips : TANS
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Computer key : ESC
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Safari sights : RHINOS
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Go over again, as with a cloth : REWIPE
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Common computer interface : MSDOS
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Flintstones pet : DINO
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V preceder : RSTU
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Talk ___ : SHOP
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Scorsese, e.g.: Abbr. : DIR
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Least wild : SANEST
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Kind of hat : PANAMA
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"I see" : GOTIT
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Fridge maker : AMANA
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Sonic rival : LAKER
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Word of contempt : BAH
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Bakery employee : ICER
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Pike : ROAD
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"___ humble opinion ..." : INMY
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Gérard's girlfriend : AMIE
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X-ray blocker : LEAD
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Hard-rock link : ASA
57
Writer Hentoff : NAT
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Roman 905 : CMV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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