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New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 2001

28-Down : Decide to rent

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QUX} This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times9/22/01 ( No. 18,946 )

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Across
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1941 film noir hero : SAMSPADE
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Hair band : FASCIA
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"Take my wife ... please!," e.g. : ONELINER
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Private : INWARD
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Old Jeep model : WAGONEER
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Hoodwinked : SNOWED
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They'll do for now : STOPGAPS
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Offenbach's "La Belle ___" : HELENE
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Stamp feature, to a philatelist : PERF
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Tree with catkins : ALDER
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No longer moved (by) : JADED
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Take on, in dialect : RASSLE
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Out, in a way : ABED
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Of a bank deposit? : SEDIMENTAL
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Bit modifier : WEE
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"W. C. Fields and Me" star, 1976 : STEIGER
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Fertility clinic collection : OVA
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Pitch target : STRIKEZONE
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Do laps, perhaps : SWIM
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Weatherspoon of the W.N.B.A. : TERESA
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Grammy category : RANDB
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Lewis's mystery-solving partner : MORSE
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Its score scale is 120 to 180 : LSAT
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Cook up, so to speak : IDEATE
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Metal parts fastener : SETSCREW
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Rankle : FESTER
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Chatter box? : PAYPHONE
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Some pens : FLAIRS
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How some medicines are to be used : ASNEEDED
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Maximally sharp : SLYEST
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Like sultanas : SEEDLESS
Down
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Circulates : SOWS
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Surgeon's expertise: Abbr. : ANAT
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"Let ___!" : MEGO
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Wasn't neat, in a way : SLOPPED
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Sounded like sonar : PINGED
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Within sight of, in verse : ANEAR
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Abeyant state : DEEPFREEZE
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Slips or trips : ERRS
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Catch a few rays? : FISH
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Glassworker, at times : ANNEALER
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More than full : SWOLLEN
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Cried harshly and raucously : CAWED
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1999 hurricane : IRENE
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Figurehead? : ADDER
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They may be crushing : JAWS
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Help : ABET
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They're associated with licks and ticks : DEER
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"I'm outta here!" : ADIOS
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Decide to rent : SIGNALEASE
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Bob Hoskins role of 1991 : SMEE
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Tip follower : STER
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Podunk, e.g. : TOWN
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Like some fans : AVID
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Follower of Mary : LAMB
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Picnic pests : SKEETERS
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Comment from someone who knows the score? : ITSATIE
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Purse alternative : SATCHEL
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Irritated : RASPED
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Irritates : MIFFS
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1961 Newbery Medal winner Scott ___ : ODELL
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Iterate : RESAY
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"People" composer : STYNE
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Once, once : ERST
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They may offer rubdowns : SPAS
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Went on : RODE
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Puts together : WEDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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