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New York Times, Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Start of a crystal gazer's statement
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Hartman. Wednesday freshness: 13%
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© 2005, The New York Times9/28/5 ( No. 20,413 )
Across
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Place to get sober : REHAB
6
Prekindergartners : TOTS
10
Repulsive one : TOAD
14
Walled city in Spain : AVILA
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Uprising : RIOT
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Pirate's pal : MATEY
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Start to freeze? : ANTI
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Nautilus skipper : NEMO
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Committee head's timepiece? : CLOCKOFCHAIR
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A.C. measure : BTU
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Ones running through California : FAULTS
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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Tuckered out : SPENT
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Ice-cream request? : CALLFORCONE
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Part of T.G.I.F.: Abbr. : FRI
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Barbra's "A Star Is Born" co-star : KRIS
38
One way to the www : AOL
39
North African port : ORAN
40
Former J.F.K. lander : SST
41
Spice wagon? : CARTOFCLOVE
45
Lisa of "The Cosby Show" : BONET
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Gilda of "S.N.L." : RADNER
47
Phoebe orbits it : SATURN
50
Champion's award : CUP
51
Explosive inits. : TNT
52
Gibberish from zoo animals? : CROCKOFCAGES
56
Where a power play may occur : RINK
57
Orbital period : YEAR
58
Radium discoverer : CURIE
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Start of a crystal gazer's statement : ISEE
63
Library catalog abbr. : ETAL
64
Passes over : OMITS
65
Saucy : PERT
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Turn down : DENY
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Dummies : DODOS
Down
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Rear-end, e.g. : RAM
2
Stowe heroine : EVA
3
Bomb's opposite : HIT
4
A Baldwin : ALEC
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Seasoning from the laurel tree : BAYLEAF
6
Try to locate : TRACE
7
Sty cry : OINK
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Oz visitor : TOTO
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Get starched? : STIFFEN
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Opposite of "At ease!" : TENHUT
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Actor Patrick : ONEAL
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Fess up to : ADMIT
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Some are sliding : DOORS
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Guesstimate phrase : ORSO
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Porch chair material : CANE
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Pigskin carriers : BACKS
24
Crocodile ___ : TEARS
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Dark : UNLIT
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Loop transports : ELS
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Patton player : SCOTT
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Game you can't play left-handed : POLO
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Like a white Bengal tiger : RARE
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Battle line : FRONT
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"Nevermore" speaker : RAVEN
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Like neon : INERT
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Moth-eaten : OLD
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Stopper : CORK
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Ticked off : ANNOYED
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60's dance : FRUG
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Where Yarmouth is : CAPECOD
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Bailer's need : BUCKET
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Temporary money : SCRIP
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Wake up : ARISE
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Copier need : TONER
50
Singer Simon : CARLY
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Big do : FETE
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James of "Thief" : CAAN
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Ring contest : SUMO
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Free (of) : RID
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"Am ___ believe ...?" : ITO
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Part of a slot-car track : ESS

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

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