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New York Times, Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Author:
Don West
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donald E. West

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. West. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 19,292 )

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Across
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Hit head-on : RAM
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Peloponnesian War soldier : HOPLITE
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Milk supplier : COW
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Noshed : ATE
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Awakening : AROUSAL
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Tankard filler : ALE
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Great deal : TON
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___ Mountains of the far West : CASCADE
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Women's ___ : LIB
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37-Across, e.g. : MUSICIAN
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Trumpet feature : VALVE
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Irish of old : CELTS
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Less verbose : TERSER
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"The Graduate" daughter : ELAINE
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Metal in pennies : ZINC
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Like much writing paper : LINED
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Big tournament : OPEN
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Soccer star Mia : HAMM
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Renaissance man : LEONARDODAVINCI
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Jemima, e.g. : AUNT
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Contributes : ADDS
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Things : ITEMS
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Wading bird : IBIS
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___ acid : ACETIC
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Talked back to : SASSED
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Worshiper of Tlaloc : AZTEC
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___ & Whitney (engine maker) : PRATT
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37-Across, e.g. : SCULPTOR
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Epitome of slipperiness : EEL
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In name only : TITULAR
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Butter serving : PAT
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See 2-Down : ANT
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Cause of diminishing returns : OVERUSE
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Rap sheet abbr. : AKA
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Sunbeam : RAY
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Feasts : REPASTS
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Chair part : LEG
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Despicable one : RAT
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With 60-Across, 1960's TV cartoon hero : ATOM
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List of choices : MENU
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Casa grande : HACIENDA
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It's a revelation : ORACLE
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Assume for argument's sake : POSIT
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"Star Wars" director : LUCAS
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"This ___ outrage!" : ISAN
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Bit : TAD
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Time before midnight : ELEVEN
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Rings up : CALLS
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Popeye's gal : OLIVE
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Composer Carl Maria von ___ : WEBER
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37-Across, e.g. : SCIENTIST
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37-Across, e.g. : ARCHITECT
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Louise of "Gilligan's Island" : TINA
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Vocalist Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Stead : LIEU
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In a bit : ANON
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Alphabet ends, in Canada : ZEDS
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Bookie's computation : ODDS
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Herd of seals : POD
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Working without ___ : ANET
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Year Queen Victoria died : MCMI
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Catchall abbr. : MISC
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Police action : RAID
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Quayle or Cheney: Abbr. : VICEPRES
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Person in a pool : BETTOR
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After much delay : ATLAST
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Asparagus unit : SPEAR
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Field of endeavor : ARENA
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Like pretzels : SALTY
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BMW competitor : ACURA
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Boer fighters : ZULUS
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Dance instructor's instruction : STEP
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Fire ___ (gem) : OPAL
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Autumn tool : RAKE
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"___ said it before ..." : IVE
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Put out, maybe, in baseball : TAG

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

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