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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 19,293 )
Across
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Frightful women : HAGS
5
Push : GOAD
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Greases the wheels for, say : EASES
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Drain part : TRAP
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In the past : ONCE
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Diaper, in Britain : NAPPY
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Kind of jack : TIRE
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Nurses' responsibility : BEDS
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Wood nymph : DRYAD
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Short story? : PAPERBACKBOO
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Honey : DOLL
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"Gunsmoke" star : ARNESS
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Partner : SPOUSE
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Rackets : DINS
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___-Mère-Église (Normandy invasion town) : STE
34
Short bread? : PUMPERNICKE
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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They're found in veins : ORES
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Self-image : EGO
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Biblical verb : HAST
40
Old master's work : OIL
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Short stop? : TRAINSTATIO
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How the St. Lawrence flows through Montreal: Abbr. : NNE
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"Blue Moon" lyricist : HART
47
Gentle stroke : CARESS
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Car made in Spring Hill, Tenn. : SATURN
50
Potpourri containers : JARS
51
Short change? : METAMORPHOSI
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African tree snake : MAMBA
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Beat badly : MAUL
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Leprechauns' land : ERIN
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Worked on Broadway : ACTED
63
"Cast Away" setting : ISLE
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Let fly : SENT
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Compote fruit : PEARS
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Dele undoer : STET
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Like some restaurant orders : TOGO
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URL starter : HTTP
2
Pavarotti performance : ARIA
3
1982 Robin Williams title role : GARP
4
Accelerations : SPEEDUPS
5
Tom turkey : GOBBLER
6
2000 N.B.A. scoring leader for the Lakers : ONEAL
7
Adapter letters : ACDC
8
Inkstand's site : DESK
9
Sign : ENDORSE
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Hitter known as The Hammer : AARON
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Operative : SPY
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Clean Air Act enforcer: Abbr. : EPA
13
Barrett of early Pink Floyd : SYD
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___ of Jericho : ROSE
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Possible drive-thru site : BANK
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Heir cushion? : ESTATE
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Suspended animation : STASIS
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Melees : SETTOS
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Stirrers : SPOONS
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Brand name accompanying a checkerboard logo : PURINA
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Brunch staple : OMELET
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Finger or toe : DIGIT
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On-screen image : ICON
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Fast approaching : NEAR
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Least forgiving : HARSHEST
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Clothes, slangily : THREADS
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Go on and on : RANT
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Like a tanager : SCARLET
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Canvas cover : TARP
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Brownish : UMBER
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Physics unit : JOULE
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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Schooner part : MAST
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Nabisco snack : OREO
55
Be a rat : SING
56
Passionate about : INTO
57
Glove compartment item : MAP
58
Big serve : ACE
59
1959 Kingston Trio hit : MTA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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