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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Author:
Sheldon Benardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sheldon Benardo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Benardo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 19,678 )
Across
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Backseat : REAR
5
Place to put in : HARBOR
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Acid : LSD
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Push for : URGE
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Brooks Robinson, notably : ORIOLE
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Have a mortgage : OWE
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Sen. Olympia's rages? : SNOWESTORMS
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Get the gold : WIN
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Angry speeches : TIRADES
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Abalone eaters : OTTERS
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Feel wistful : YEARN
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So-so : PASSABLE
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Not as sensible : DAFTER
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"___ I Kissed You" : TIL
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How coffee filters are used : ONCE
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Blue blood, informally : ARISTO
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Eggs : OVA
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Formula One automaker : FERRARI
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Authorize : EMPOWER
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Rock music's ___ Fighters : FOO
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Thickheaded : BOVINE
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Swift fliers, for short : SSTS
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Overseas facilities : WCS
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Actress Verdugo and others : ELENAS
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Open-ended cigars : CHEROOTS
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European fashion capital : MILAN
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Challenges for Hercules : LABORS
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Blasphemous : PROFANE
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___ Today : USA
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Boxer Riddick's glove securers? : BOWESTRINGS
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Render imperfect : MAR
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Go by : ELAPSE
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___ River (what the Brooklyn Bridge spans) : EAST
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Blood units: Abbr. : PTS
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Upgrades, as factory equipment : REFITS
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Looks after little ones : SITS
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Out of practice : RUSTY
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Cubs legend Banks : ERNIE
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Greek market : AGORA
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One offering encouragement : REWARDER
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Stockings : HOSE
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Conservatory's focus : ARTS
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"___ Lobo" (John Wayne film) : RIO
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Staten Is., e.g. : BOR
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"Stand and Deliver" star : OLMOS
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Turnpike oasis : RESTSTOP
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Actor Rob's punches? : LOWEBLOWS
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Certain ice cream feature : SWIRL
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Thickheaded : DENSE
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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___ chi : TAI
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Louvre Pyramid architect : PEI
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Literary thief Lupin : ARSENE
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Gambling game : FARO
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Stand on the dinner table : TRIVET
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Not running : OFF
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Prefix with natal : NEO
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Actor Russell's nighttime hangouts? : CROWEBARS
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Counterfeiter hunters : TMEN
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November 11 honoree : VET
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Horace's "___ poetica" : ARS
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Shock ___ : ABSORBER
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Hardens, as bones : OSSIFIES
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French pronoun : ILS
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Livy's love : AMOR
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Stick together : CLUMP
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Assails : HASAT
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Hopeless feeling : ANGST
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Ants' homes : NESTS
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"Hey, buddy" : PSST
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Itinerary abbrs. : RTES
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Old U.S. military aux. : WAF
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Prefix with center or cycle : EPI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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