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New York Times, Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Gail Grabowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1311/18/20027/8/20144
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0580000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.57000
Gail Grabowski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 112 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Grabowski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0923 ( 19,677 )
Across
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Sacrifices may be made with these : BUNTS
6
Social stratum : CASTE
11
Supremely softly, in music : PPP
14
Run-of-the-mill : USUAL
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Gunning for : AFTER
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Hindu honorific : SRI
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Celebrated legal event of 1925 : MONKEYTRIAL
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Hither's partner : YON
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Tempting garden : EDEN
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Boot camp barbering job : CREWCUT
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Gusto : ZEST
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"___ Cadillac" (1988 hit) : PINK
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"I see," facetiously : AHSO
29
Lucy's landlady : ETHEL
31
Spots on dresses : POLKADOTS
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Makes up (for) : ATONES
36
Rouen's river : SEINE
37
Perry Mason's field : LAW
38
Initially : ATFIRST
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Sugar Ray stats : KOS
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Close, of yore : ANEAR
44
"That's that" : SOBEIT
46
Baggie binders : TWISTTIES
50
Mrs. Doubtfire, for one : NANNY
51
Final Four game : SEMI
52
Onion's kin : LEEK
54
Coupler : YOKE
55
Patio grill : HIBACHI
58
Certain plastic : VISA
60
Choler : IRE
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It delivered in the Old West : PONYEXPRESS
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Nutritional abbr. : RDA
67
"Ragged Dick" author : ALGER
68
Uncanny : EERIE
69
Young 'un : TOT
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Hint to the start of 17-, 31-, 46- and 61-Across : DANCE
Down
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No-goodnik : BUM
2
G.I. morale booster : USO
3
Mother Teresa, for one : NUN
4
"It's break time!" : TAKETEN
5
Coaster : SLED
6
Feline fancy : CATNIP
7
Congo's continent: Abbr. : AFR
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Perfectionist : STICKLER
9
Spree : TEAR
10
___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
11
Hitchcock classic : PSYCHO
12
French novelist Marcel : PROUST
13
Painted ponies : PINTOS
18
"You betcha!" : YEP
22
Walk in water : WADE
23
Gusto : ZEAL
24
Blues singer James : ETTA
25
Air : SHOW
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"Over my dead body!" : NOSIREE
30
Tilted, once : LEANT
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Part of S.W.A.K. : KISS
33
Playwright Chekhov : ANTON
35
Galley notation : STET
39
Personal faults : FAILINGS
40
Gambling game : KENO
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Sow's squeal : OINK
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Eyelid infection : STYE
43
Laos's locale : ASIA
45
San Francisco, Oakland, etc. : BAYAREA
46
Casual top : TSHIRT
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Oddball : WEIRDO
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Pooped person's plaint : IMBEAT
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Cuts off : SEVERS
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General Mills cereal : KIX
56
Number crunchers, for short : CPAS
57
"O ___ Night" : HOLY
59
Hightailed it : SPED
62
"Are we there ___?" : YET
63
Suffix with west : ERN
64
[as printed] : SIC
65
Get the picture : SEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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