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New York Times, Saturday, September 21, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 160 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 19,310 )
Across
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Pontiac Firebird, for one : MUSCLECAR
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Melodramatic : SOAPY
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Risked : ONTHELINE
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Connected to a bar : AXLED
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They may come with bells and whistles : TRAINSETS
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Pounds : PELTS
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Diversion : TOY
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Neared : ZEROEDINON
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Bound : LOPE
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Put in a stake : ANTED
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Rage : FAD
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Chopin title : ETUDES
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Antitrust suit defendant of the 70's : ITT
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Shells, etc. : AMMO
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Pink-legged bird : STILT
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Word of encouragement : OLE
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Valuable Scrabble holdings : ZEES
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Concrete section : SLAB
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Return from the hills : ECHO
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Hypothetical words : IFSO
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Scale syllables : MIS
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Ark contents : TORAH
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"Be My Love" lyricist : CAHN
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Cut : MOW
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Ends : OMEGAS
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Big time : ERA
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They're found in un jardin zoologique : BETES
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Hoped-for reply in "Spanish Eyes" : SISI
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Unwanted visitor : GRIMREAPER
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Youngest world chess champion before Kasparov : TAL
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"___ it!" (exhortation) : HOPTO
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Niagara Reservation was the first one in 1885 : STATEPARK
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Early computer : ENIAC
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It's rarely won : TICTACTOE
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Probes : FEELS
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Pittsburgh, e.g. : STEELTOWN
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Spot : MOTTLE
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Pulls out entirely, in a way : UNROOTS
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Go nowhere : STAYPUT
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Campus letter : CHI
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Kay of "Fast-Walking" : LENZ
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In addition : ELSE
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Old Olds : CIERA
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Shakespearean merchant : ANTONIO
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Move : RESETTLE
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Flavorful : SAPID
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What Hercules captured from Geryon : OXEN
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#1 hit for Louis Armstrong, 1932 : ALLOFME
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Sugar, e.g. : PETNAME
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Montana nos. : YDS
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Big scale manufacturer : DETECTO
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___ effect (1883 physics discovery) : EDISON
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Bob and others : DOS
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Addition : ELL
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Pause cause : STAMMER
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Ponta Delgada's locale : AZORES
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Experiments on organisms : BIOTESTS
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Same: Prefix : HOM
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Put away : ICE
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Remote : FARGONE
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Sly one : SHARPIE
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Worry : SWEATIT
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Like the last movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" : AGITATO
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Argues : HASAROW
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Smooth : SILKEN
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Class pres. and others : BMOCS
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Reserved seat : SPACE
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Med. land : ITAL
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Suffix with quart : ETTE
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"Get ___!" : REAL
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Mag magnate : HEF
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Poll no. : PCT

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

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