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New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
392/11/20012/26/20116
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303011121
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.55200
Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 111 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 19,658 )
Across
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Babushka : SCARF
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Dot-___ : COMS
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Nasty and then some : CRUEL
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Knee-slapper : HOOT
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Home to some Sargents, with "the" : TATE
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Fabled fall guy : HUMPTYDUMPTY
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Biol. branch : ECOL
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"___ lazy river ..." (Bobby Darin lyric) : UPA
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Shoe decoration : TASSEL
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Wheat variety : DURUM
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Loafer, e.g. : SLIPON
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Kind of a drag : TEDIUM
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Dehydrated : SERE
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1926 hit "Sleepy Time ___" : GAL
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Hardly peppy : TORPID
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Indian beads : WAMPUM
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Short and thick : STUMPY
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Ground cover : SOD
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Slow outflow : SEEPAGE
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"Ulalume" poet : POE
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Two of ten : THUMBS
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One in a black suit : SPADE
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Birdbrains : DODOES
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Sports officials : UMPS
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Airy melody : LILT
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Element in some batteries : CADMIUM
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Let have : CEDE
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Eastern Canadian Indian : MICMAC
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Run up a phone bill : GAB
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Homecoming attendees : ALUMS
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It's a wrap : ALUMINUMFOIL
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"On & On" singer Erykah ___ : BADU
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Orchid products : LEIS
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Not smooth : EROSE
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Batter's bane : SLUMP
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"___ She Lovely" (Stevie Wonder song) : ISNT
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Knots : NODES
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Downhiller's run : SCHUSS
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Ball up : CRUMPLE
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Domestic : AUPAIR
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
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Jet off for : FLYTO
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Buds : CHUMS
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Klutz's cry : OOPS
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Sacred song : MOTET
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Doctor's lance : STYLET
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Was humiliated : ATEDIRT
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Big sucker : VACUUMPUMP
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"... like ___ not!" : ITOR
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Soft palate : VELUM
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"I'll be a son of a gun" : DANGME
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Backed bench : PEW
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Gave pills to : DOSED
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Make like : APE
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Kind of payment : LUMPSUM
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Nasdaq debut, maybe: Abbr. : IPO
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Food additive : DYE
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Holding : ASSET
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Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
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"So that's it!" : OHO
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"Dragnet" signature sound : DUMDADUMDUM
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"Killer" PC program : APP
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Shell holder? : GASCAN
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Studies : BONESUP
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The past, in the past : ELD
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Kenyan's neighbor : SOMALI
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"No more, thanks" : IMGOOD
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Network (with) : LIAISE
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Spills : TUMBLES
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Frasier's brother : NILES
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Shrewdness : ACUMEN
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Street fleet : CABS
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"Raid on Entebbe" airline : ELAL
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Chili powder ingredient : CUMIN
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Niagara Falls feature : MIST
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Not to : FRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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