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New York Times, Thursday, September 19, 2002

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0919 ( 19,308 )
Across
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Draw : TIEGAME
8
Blinking light, maybe : WARNING
15
Kind of calendar with 18 months : AZTECAN
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Georgia neighbor : ARMENIA
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"Relax!" : DONTWORRY
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Classic sci-fi story, with "The" : LOSTWORLD
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Purim time : ADAR
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First dog in space : LAIKA
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Children's author Ennis : REES
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West Coast air hub, for short : SFO
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Medical manual maker : MERCK
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Person with a mike : EMCEE
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Polit. label : IND
31
Charles ___ : ATLAS
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Top of a dial : XII
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Reveal : UNVEIL
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Adroit beginning? : MAL
40
Evidence of a shooting : EXITWOUND
42
Robert Morse theater role : TRU
43
New arrival : EMIGRE
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Goddess whose children were swallowed by Cronus : RHEA
46
Beauty : GEM
47
It tops a queen : TIARA
48
Goals, e.g.: Abbr. : PTS
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Clumps : CLODS
51
Praised name : ALLAH
53
Social event : TEA
54
Gobs : ATON
57
Shakespearean title starter : ASYOU
59
Swinging Sammy : SOSA
63
Home of the Star-Telegram : FORTWORTH
65
Some parasites : FLATWORMS
67
Rocket launcher : BAZOOKA
68
Erupt : FLAREUP
69
Old fogies : STODGES
70
Tars : SEADOGS
Down
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Relative of "voila" : TADA
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Name associated with crocodiles : IZOD
3
European hot spot : ETNA
4
Deteriorate : GETWORSE
5
From left to right: Abbr. : ACR
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Actress Thomas of "That Girl" : MARLO
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Grammy winner for "A Day Without Rain" : ENYA
8
Went on strike : WALKED
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Cacophonous : AROAR
10
Apt. parts : RMS
11
Regular national programming : NETWORKTV
12
Reference preceder : INRE
13
Christie setting : NILE
14
Wanders : GADS
21
"Wayne's World" catchphrase : IMNOTWORTHY
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Architecture style of 200 years ago : FEDERAL
26
"Sex and the City" author Bushnell : CANDACE
27
Darryl Strawberry or Rusty Staub : EXMET
28
Big East team : MIAMI
29
Lashes : CILIA
30
First name in despotism : IDI
32
Free : LETGO
33
Broadcast : AIRED
34
Housing problem : SLUMS
37
Can : AXE
38
French article : UNE
41
Inarticulate pauses : UHS
44
Noted painter of American rural life : GRANTWOOD
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Former Turkish V.I.P.'s : PASHAS
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Discussion conclusion : LASTWORD
52
Hanukkah treat : LATKE
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Tutu cloth : TULLE
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Andrews, Langley, etc.: Abbr. : AFBS
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Exactly : TOAT
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Pasta used in soups : ORZO
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Ices : OFFS
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Snack since 1912 : OREO
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Confident of one's superiority : SMUG
62
Old Egyptian symbols : ASPS
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Baseball's Maris, for short : ROG
66
Minor-league : AAA

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

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