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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Author:
Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 19,314 )

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Across
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Dust remover : RAG
4
Shadow : UMBRA
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Locker room features : ODORS
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Author Umberto : ECO
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"The Crucible" setting : SALEM
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Pretends to get K.O.'d : DIVES
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Peacemaker? : LEADEROFTHEPACT
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To begin with : ATFIRST
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"Let's ___" : ROLL
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Noggin tops : PATES
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Sacrosanct : HALLOWED
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Originate (from) : STEM
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Eccentric type : FLAKE
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They navigated by a star : MAGI
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Always used by a poet : EER
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Stocking tips : TOES
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Accusation : CHARGE
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Suavity that helps one hitch a ride? : THUMBTACT
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It may go around the block : DETOUR
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Viscount's superior : EARL
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Canadian electees, for short : PMS
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Butter substitute : OLEO
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Charger : STEED
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Riverbank predator : CROC
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Halloween display : SKELETON
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Bond player, once : MOORE
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Kind of meet : SWAP
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Major British publisher : PEARSON
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Like a good building developer? : ONTHERIGHTTRACT
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Like two, to four : FEWER
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Oscar winner for "The Cider House Rules" : CAINE
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Diamonds, slangily : ICE
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Meat and potatoes : FOODS
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Turn outward : SPLAY
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New England catch : COD
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Problem during convalescence : RELAPSE
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Overhead projector sheet : ACETATE
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Chase : GOAFTER
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They open Windows : USERS
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Pathfinder explored it : MARS
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Part of a Rorschach test : BLOT
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Whistle-blower : REF
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Vermonter operator : AMTRAK
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1961 Newbery Medal winner Scott : ODELL
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One of many hats worn by Benjamin Franklin : DIPLOMAT
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Gametes : OVA
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___ room : REC
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Streak in the sky, for short : SST
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Carpe ___ : DIEM
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Unrevealed asset : HOLECARD
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Former leading light : HASBEEN
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Failed negotiation result : WAR
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Humpty Dumpty : EGG
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Conk out : DIE
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High-quality, as a film : FOURSTAR
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Landing craft: Abbr. : LEM
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Opening day of the Masters: Abbr. : THU
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Stomach acid, symbolically : HCL
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Backyard sight : TOOLSHED
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___ Bo (workout system) : TAE
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Coiffures : DOS
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Antlered animal : ELK
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Buttonless shirt : TEE
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Blah : PROSAIC
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Home of the Atlas Mountains : MOROCCO
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Like some candles : SCENTED
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Debaters' needs : TOPICS
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Fixed by an ed. : CORR
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Pitchers : EWERS
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"Ahoy" recipient : MATEY
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Silvers who played Sgt. Bilko : PHIL
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Sicilian erupter : ETNA
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Amiss : OFF
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Prefix with lithic : NEO
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Wee hour : TWO
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Interstice : GAP

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

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