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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 19,313 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Fudd of cartoons : ELMER
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Speeder's snagger : RADAR
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"The ___" (Uris novel) : HAJ
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Actress Téa : LEONI
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Carroll heroine : ALICE
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"Hooray, José!" : OLE
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Litter in monkey cages : BANANAPEELS
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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U.N. Day mo. : OCT
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Econ. yardstick : GNP
22
Solar storm : SUNSPOT
24
General Mills product : WHEATIES
27
"What was ___ think?" : ITO
28
Toys with keys : ROLLERSKATES
33
Crooks crack them : SAFES
36
"Now I get it!" : AHA
37
Black-tie dinner, say : GALA
38
Memorable age : ERA
39
Loafers, e.g., or a lighthearted description of 17-, 28-, 49- and 65-Across : SLIPONS
43
Outdoor game : TAG
44
Sofer of soaps : RENA
46
Vow words : IDO
47
Actress Massey : ILONA
49
Machine parts : BALLBEARINGS
53
Musical sense : EAR
54
More au courant : TRENDIER
58
Colorful marble : CATSEYE
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Investment option: Abbr. : IRA
63
Corp. bigwig : CEO
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D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
65
What clean kitchens often have : WAXEDFLOORS
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Versatile vehicle, for short : UTE
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Bring joy to : ELATE
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Banks in Cooperstown : ERNIE
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Scratch : MAR
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Tapes for producers : DEMOS
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Prescribed amounts : DOSES
Down
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Macaroni shape : ELBOW
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TV host Robin : LEACH
3
___ Carlo : MONTE
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Carnival game : RINGTOSS
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Mountain-climbing technique : RAPPEL
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Potent potable : ALE
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Fizzles out : DIES
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Constitutional rights grp. : ACLU
10
Astronaut Judith : RESNIK
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Tough issue to handle : HOTPOTATO
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Don't be serious : JEST
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Indigo source : ANIL
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Party animal? : STAG
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You ___ here : ARE
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New York or New Orleans : SEAPORT
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Pi follower : RHO
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___ Andreas Fault : SAN
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Oomph : ELAN
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Multigenerational story : SAGA
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Mail to a star : FANLETTER
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Truth decay? : LIE
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Mount in Crete : IDA
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Gave the high sign : SIGNALED
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"Ah, me!" : ALAS
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Timothy Leary's turn-on : LSD
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Made 7-Down : BREWED
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Eye parts: Var. : IRIDES
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Soft ball material : NERF
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Graphic symbols : ICONS
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Like a Stephen King novel : EERIE
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Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
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Good buddy : CHUM
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Terrier of film : ASTA
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Bush's alma mater : YALE
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Reason to cram : EXAM
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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"___ y Plata" (Montana's motto) : ORO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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