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New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Author:
Stephen Budiansky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephen Budiansky

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Budiansky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0926 ( 18,950 )
Across
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Con game : SCAM
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"There ought to be ___!" : ALAW
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For all to hear : ALOUD
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Fill with freight : LADE
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Spymaster's worry : MOLE
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Hiatus : PAUSE
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Shortly : ANON
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___ et Chandon : MOET
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Coincide : AGREE
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Confused ornithologists becoming lousy speakers? : WORDBOTCHERS
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Pick up on : SENSE
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Superlative end : EST
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"Monty Python" airer : BBC
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Fishing gear : WADERS
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Room in a casa : SALA
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Some signs are posted in it : ESPANOL
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___ throat : STREP
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Confused locomotive buffs becoming Iberian tourists? : SPAINTROTTERS
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Sauce maker? : STILL
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Pain relievers : OPIATES
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Corn bread : PONE
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It regularly blows its top : GEYSER
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Mimic : APE
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Forty-niner's tool : PAN
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Delhi division : CASTE
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Confused fencers becoming river crossing guides? : FORDSIGHTERS
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"... and ___ a good night!" : TOALL
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Cry of dismay : OHNO
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Inky mess : BLOT
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"A Delicate Balance" playwright : ALBEE
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City on the Brazos : WACO
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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They're sometimes wild : IDEAS
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Trumpeter in the park : SWAN
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Some sides : SLAWS
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Tippy transport : CANOE
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Bedeck : ADORN
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Fixes : MENDS
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Magazine supplies : AMMO
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Sack : LOOT
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Knighted Guinness : ALEC
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Gelded ram : WETHER
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One way to fall : APART
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Falls behind : LAGS
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"___ Gang" : OUR
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Treat shabbily : USE
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Wallace of "E.T." : DEE
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Mourn : BEWAIL
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Road curve : ESS
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Vermont city : BARRE
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Give approval to, in a way : BLESS
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Mortarboard : CAP
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Cape ___ : ANN
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Morse E : DOT
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Young Jetson : ELROY
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Editor's "let it be" : STET
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Thwart in court : ESTOP
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Porcupine's pointer : SPINE
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Wan : PALE
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Photosynthesis product : STARCH
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Unsatisfying game result : TIE
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Place for a massage : SPA
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Needlefish : GAR
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Furnishes (with) : ENDOWS
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Onetime explorers' goals : POLES
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In the box : ATBAT
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Vends : SELLS
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Hike : TROOP
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1950's Sen. Kefauver : ESTES
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Pet's pest : FLEA
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Clarinetist Artie : SHAW
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Builder at Cuzco : INCA
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Hired heavy : GOON
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___ chi : TAI
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With 58-Down, Civil War battle eagle named after the president : OLD
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See 57-Down : ABE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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