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New York Times, Monday, September 30, 2002

49-Down : Like a good egg

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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71.52
Harvey Estes
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 93 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 2002, The New York Times9/30/02 ( No. 19,319 )
Across
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Place to moor a boat : COVE
5
"Pipe down!" : SHUSH
10
Say "%@&#!" : CUSS
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Poker pot primer : ANTE
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Removes squeaks from : OILS
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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"___ almost taste it!" : ICAN
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Elvis Presley title "corrected" : LOVEMETENDERLY
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Suffix with percent : ILE
24
Thrilla in Manila boxer : ALI
25
Sonnets and such : POESY
27
Grand ___ National Park : TETON
29
1996 Madonna musical : EVITA
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Take to court : SUE
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Lennon's widow Yoko : ONO
36
Environmentalist's prefix : ECO
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Does hip-hop : RAPS
38
Gershwin title "corrected" : IHAVERHYTHM
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Vacationers' stops : INNS
43
Hosp. units : ERS
44
"What'd I tell ya?" : SEE
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Corn holder : COB
46
Kennel club classification : BREED
48
Molten rock : MAGMA
52
Letters that don't need stamps : EMAIL
54
Alley-___ (basketball maneuver) : OOP
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Nonsense : ROT
57
Fats Domino title "corrected" : ISNTTHATASHAME
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Paul who sang "Diana" : ANKA
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Tricks : RUSES
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Start of an invention : IDEA
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One 'twixt 12 and 20 : TEEN
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Like a gymnast : AGILE
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Eyeglass part : LENS
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Dole (out) : METE
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner : MEALS
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After curfew : LATE
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Take a chill pill : COOLIT
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Baltimore ballplayer : ORIOLE
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Luxurious fabric : VELVET
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"If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
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Pittsburgh product : STEEL
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Immobilize, rodeo-style : HOGTIE
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Craving : URGE
8
Laurel of comedy : STAN
9
Group of buffalo : HERD
10
Egypt's capital : CAIRO
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He wants you : UNCLESAM
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Bypasses bedtime : STAYSUP
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Food from heaven : MANNA
22
Fed. pollution monitor : EPA
26
"Absolutely!" : YES
28
Cries at fireworks : OOHS
30
Sonnets and such : VERSE
31
"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Hula hoops and yo-yos : TOYS
35
Eggs ___ easy : OVER
37
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
38
Where many memos land : INBASKET
39
Before, once : ERE
40
Office subs : TEMPS
41
Skater's surface : ICE
42
Convention's choice : NOMINEE
46
Sandwich, briefly : BLT
47
"Is that a fact!" : DOTELL
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Like a good egg : GRADEA
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"One ___, please" : MOMENT
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Opposite of "Ten-hut!" : ATEASE
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Absurd : INANE
55
Desert havens : OASES
58
Streetcar : TRAM
59
Bigger than big : HUGE
60
China's continent : ASIA
61
Sledder's spot : HILL
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$20 bill dispenser, briefly : ATM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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