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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 19,679 )
Across
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Crown : PATE
5
Store : CACHE
10
Spout nonsense? : SCAT
14
Bird in a bevy : SWAN
15
Dupont's "Fiber A" : ORLON
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Cass, e.g. : MAMA
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Biblical verb : HAST
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Roller-coaster parts : RAILS
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Brand under a sink : AJAX
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___ Lindgren, creator of Pippi Longstocking : ASTRID
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Unwelcome strains : FLUS
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Action film staple : UZI
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Popular show : WHEELOFFORTUNE
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Way off base? : LEAVE
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Robert Burns's "O, ___ Thou in the Cauld Blast" : WERT
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Inn order : ALE
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Formicary resident : ANT
34
Like some kitchens : EATIN
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The show's partly completed puzzle (category: hosts) : PTSJKNDVNNWHITE
43
Old Ford : EDSEL
44
___ Paulo : SAO
45
Shorten, in a way : MOW
46
Subtracting : LESS
49
"I'm innocent!" : NOTME
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Request that will complete the show's puzzle : IDLIKETOBUYANA
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Compound ending : ANE
58
Impending : NEAR
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Traveler's complaint : JETLAG
60
Interrogate : QUIZ
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Place for a French lesson : ECOLE
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Powder holder : HORN
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Motivation : URGE
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Issue : TOPIC
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First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
68
With 40-Down, popular fashion label : ANNE
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Clean, as a floor : SWEPT
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Appt. with an analyst : SESS
Down
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"Stop yer joshin'!" : PSHAW
2
Soaked : AWASH
3
Kitschy : TASTELESS
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Part of an order : ENTREE
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Soft leather : CORDOVAN
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Bluff : CLIFF
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Like jack-o'-lanterns : HOLLOW
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Protect : ENSURE
10
Wee, in the Hebrides : SMA
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Spicy cuisine : CAJUN
12
Floor : AMAZE
13
Kind of stand : TAXI
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Pier grp. : ILA
23
Scatter : STREW
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Manage : FEND
27
The Beehive State : UTAH
30
Lug : APE
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Old Ford : LTD
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DVD displayers : TVS
35
Soul searcher's need : TIMEALONE
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L.A. law figure : ITO
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Modernized : NEW
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Set : JELL
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See 68-Across : KLEIN
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Prefix with technology : NANO
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What money is to some : NOOBJECT
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Clay targets : SKEETS
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Placid Everglades denizen : SEACOW
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Calendar abbr. : TUE
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Underlying system of beliefs : MYTHOS
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Bury : INURN
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See fit : DEIGN
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Ones who make raids : NARCS
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Moorehead of "Bewitched" : AGNES
57
Soothing shade : AQUA
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Last in a series : ZEE
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Fat ___ (fight memento) : LIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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