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New York Times, Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 19,684 )
Across
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"___ so fast!" : NOT
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Georges who wrote "La Disparition" : PEREC
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Foundation : BASIS
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Pollution watchdog: Abbr. : EPA
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Jobs in the computer biz : STEVE
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Girl with a looking-glass : ALICE
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Cardinal's insignia : STL
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Serve in the capacity of : ACTAS
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With 59-Across, a 35-Down portrayer : ROGER
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35-Down portrayer : TIMOTHYDALTON
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Baseballers Brock and Piniella : LOUS
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"Senior" in French names : PERE
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Kind of bean : FAVA
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Come out for : ENDORSE
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___ de cologne : EAU
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Marshy : WET
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Golfer Trevino : LEE
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Crew needs : OARS
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The Tin Man's prop : AXE
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35-Down portrayer : SEANCONNERY
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"Whoo" caller : OWL
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Biblical time of rest : DAY7
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Prior to, poetically : ERE
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Alarming shout : BOO
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Place to buy tickets: Abbr. : STN
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Parental adviser : DRSPOCK
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Part of the Corn Belt : IOWA
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Seine tributary : OISE
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"Man ___ Mancha" : OFLA
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35-Down portrayer : PIERCEBROSNAN
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See 19-Across : MOORE
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"Let ___!" ("Go ahead!") : ITRIP
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Surg. workplaces : ORS
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Dweebish "Family Matters" boy : URKEL
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Long-legged bird : STILT
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Midafternoon repast : TEA
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Mystics : SEERS
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Decalogue recipient : MOSES
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Visitors from afar: Abbr. : ETS
Down
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Snugly ensconce : NESTLE
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Alternative : OPTION
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Rabbi's text : TALMUD
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Exam for a jr. : PSAT
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Mark permanently : ETCH
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Confirm, as a password : RETYPE
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Sidestep : EVADE
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Baby delivery method : CESAREAN
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Stagecoach robber Black ___ : BART
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Distant : ALOOF
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Relinquish control of : SIGNAWAY
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Shelf material : ICE
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Sun. speech : SER
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Trainee : LEARNER
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Annoy : VEX
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Partook of : ATE
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Indicates, as a gauge : READS
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Clinton or Dole : SENATOR
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Manual readers : USERS
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Long-running film role : OO7
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Snail, e.g. : SLOWPOKE
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Distrusting disposition : CYNICISM
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Bank takebacks : REPOS
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Samurai's sash : OBI
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"Face/Off" director John : WOO
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Wreckage : DEBRIS
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Distinguished : OFNOTE
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Popular table wine : CLARET
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Dorothy's home : KANSAS
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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Brief brawl : SETTO
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Sushi fish : EELS
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Tick off : RILE
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Withdraws, with "out" : OPTS
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Juilliard subj. : MUS
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Pay dirt : ORE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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