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New York Times, Saturday, September 25, 2004

Inadvisable thing to do, usually, in the mail

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2004, The New York Times9/25/04 ( No. 20,045 )
Across
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___ Desert : LIBYAN
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Paws : SWIPESAT
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Cactus ring : AREOLE
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Former carrier to Lima : AEROPERU
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Brightened, with "up" : PERKED
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Countertop materials : GRANITES
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Ski boot accessories : INNERS
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Inadvisable thing to do, usually, in the mail : SENDCASH
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Put one's cards on the table : DEALT
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AOL, e.g. : ISP
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Throws in : ADDS
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Zip : NADA
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Appropriate : COOPT
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Morgue, for one : RUE
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It's not all fluff : MERINGUEPIE
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Neither soon nor far off : INTHEMEDIUMTERM
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Punch and Judy, for example : ANTAGONISTS
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Criticize : RAP
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"___ break?" : NEEDA
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Kind of column : ONES
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Luisa's lover in "The Fantasticks" : MATT
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"That proves it!" : AHA
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Where oil may often be found : PORES
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Cut : LESSENED
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Attempted, in a phrase : BITOFF
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Put out, in the old days : ETHERIZE
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Armpit : AXILLA
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Heroes : GREATMEN
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Caution : CAVEAT
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Mixers : SELTZERS
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Woolworth contemporary : KRESGE
Down
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Like the cutting of gemstones : LAPIDARIAN
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"Cimarron" co-star, 1931 : IRENEDUNNE
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Peasant girl who became the saint of Lourdes : BERNADETTE
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Sophisticates they're not : YOKELS
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Listening : ALERT
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Oldtime radio kids' show "Uncle ___ Squadron" : NEDS
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Drops off : SAGS
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With 50-Down, cry upon returning : WERE
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Kerman rug maker : IRANI
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Nature films? : PONDSCUMS
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Homer, e.g. : EPICPOET
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Lead-in to fire, trap or price : SETA
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Father of Deimos : ARES
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Backside : TUSH
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Title character in a 2003 film from 44-Down : NEMO
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"There ___ words ..." : ARENO
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Dispatched : DIDIN
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Arrack flavorer : ANISE
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Faust and Méphistophélès, e.g. : OPERAROLES
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Hostile takeover symbol : PIRATEFLAG
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Skates on thin ice, say : TEMPTSFATE
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Number on a dial : MEGAHERTZ
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Fortitude : GUTS
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Took a load off : HADASEAT
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Whodunit necessity : MOTIVE
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Imported film genre : ANIME
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See 24-Down : PIXAR
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Endurance : LEGS
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Sartre's being : ETRE
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
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Israel's Weizman : EZER
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Burrows : DENS
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See 8-Down : BACK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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