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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 2004

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0918 ( 20,038 )
Across
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Treat for tired dogs? : FOOTRUB
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Source of a large, colorful lingo : CBRADIO
15
Better : IMPROVE
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1983 Randy Newman song with the lyric "Looks like another perfect day" : ILOVELA
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Lazybones : LIEABED
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Select : VOTEFOR
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Store need: Abbr. : MGR
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$60 property in Monopoly : BALTIC
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Unleashes (upon) : SICS
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Take off : SOAR
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Wit who recorded the classic 1960 comedy album "At the Hungry I" : SAHL
26
Film equipment, for short : CAM
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Children's author Eleanor : ESTES
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Stag : MALE
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Prompter's whisper : LINE
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Specialty retailer since 1969 : THEGAP
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Establish as a goal : TARGETON
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Antique store section : GLASSWARE
38
Like some police : ONPATROL
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Bright wrap : SERAPE
45
Airplane part : NOSE
46
"___ way, please" : THIS
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Beaujolais grape : GAMAY
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Health org. : AMA
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They're spotted in ponds : EFTS
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Modern conference beginning : TELE
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Soprano Jenny : LIND
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Is out : SLEEPS
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"Snuffy Smith" parent : MAW
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Finished : ENDEDUP
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Starting guide : RULEONE
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Brahms work that includes "Behold All Flesh" : REQUIEM
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It's blue : EROTICA
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Having the will? : TESTATE
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Villain, at times : SNEERER
Down
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Scene of a lot of shooting : FILMSET
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"Man alive!" : OMIGOSH
3
Be in charge of : OPERATE
4
Musical syllable : TRA
5
Ex-Sen. Charles : ROBB
6
Iris locales : UVEAS
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Uproar : BEDLAM
8
Basis on which many suits are pressed : CIVILLAW
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Legislative group : BLOC
10
Moonshine : ROT
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Birds, in Latin : AVES
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Perennial government concern : DEFICIT
13
Philippine language : ILOCANO
14
Crew members : OARSMEN
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"Oh, well" : THATSLIFE
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Popular music genre : REGGAE
28
Stash (away) : SALT
30
Times : ERAS
31
Ogle : LEERAT
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Split : PART
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Lake of rock's Emerson, Lake & Palmer : GREG
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It's said before God : SOHELPME
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Having pricked ears : ONALERT
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Name on a ticket : NOMINEE
40
Manners : PSANDQS
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Autobiographical subtitle : AMEMOIR
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Actor in both "Shane," 1953, and "City Slickers," 1991 : PALANCE
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Spectacles : EYEWEAR
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Cordwood units : STERES
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Give the cold shoulder : SPURN
54
Old Test. book : DEUT
55
Mincemeat ingredient : SUET
56
Thorny Eurasian shrub : SLOE
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Opposite of noche : DIA
61
Quebec's Festival d'___ : ETE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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