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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 2002

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJKQWYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 19,294 )
Across
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Novelist Melanie ___ Thon : RAE
4
Kind of saw : CROSSCUT
8
Goalpost parts : CROSSBARS
13
Delineate : ETCH
15
Shakespearean verb : HATH
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On again, in a way : RELIT
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French illustrator Gustave : DORE
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"William Tell" part : ARIA
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In reserve : ONICE
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Basic algebra technique : CROSSMULTIPLICATION
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"Don't stop!" : MORE
24
They may be flipped past : ADS
25
Vote for a member of the other political party : CROSSOVER
28
Far from fat : TRIM
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Entrance requirement, perhaps : EXAM
35
Hoofer's technique : TOETAP
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
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The Senate declared him a public enemy : NERO
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K+, e.g. : ION
40
Lenten serving : HOTCROSSBUN
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Fish catcher : NET
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Carrier with tight security : ELAL
46
Informal shirt : TEE
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___ Mountains (Appalachian range) : POCONO
49
Part of una casa : SALA
50
Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
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Stumbled upon : RANACROSS
53
Missouri or Maine preceder : USS
55
Words of clarification : ASIN
57
Lindbergh achievement : CROSSINGTHEATLANTIC
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It's on the Missouri : OMAHA
66
Spanner of 11 time zones : ASIA
67
See 68-Across : OATH
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With 67-Across, sworn : UNDER
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Cost of living? : RENT
70
Marching band member : TUBA
71
Hoppers : TOADS
72
Game with goalies : LACROSSE
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Pedestrian, at times : CROSSER
Down
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Relief provider : REDCROSS
2
Wee bit : ATOM
3
Natural shade : ECRU
4
Target-centering aid : CROSSHAIR
5
Kind of beetle : CARPET
6
Water supplier, e.g.: Abbr. : UTIL
7
Hot cuisine : THAI
8
Traffic light site, maybe : CROSSROAD
9
Treasury secretary before Rubin : BENTSEN
10
Others, to Octavian : ALII
11
Anticrime acronym since 1970 : RICO
12
W.W. II gun : STEN
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34-Down protection : HELMET
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It includes Exodus : TORAH
22
Arose : CAMEUP
25
Rail supports : CROSSTIES
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Alley Oop's mate : OOOLA
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Open to bribery : VENAL
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Intersected again : RECROSSED
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Having five sharps : INB
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It's a gas : XENON
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Game site : ARENA
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Driving competition : MOTOCROSS
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Fertilizer compound : POTASH
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Sitcom newsman Baxter : TED
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Waterwheel : NORIA
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Cracked up : LAUGHED
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Defeatist's word : CANNOT
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Common church figure : LATINCROSS
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Castor and Pollux : STARS
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Roofing material : SLATE
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Strike : CROSSOUT
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"___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
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Zippo : NADA
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Equivalent of a European count : EARL
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In deep water? : ASEA
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It's T-shaped : TAUCROSS
63
"What'll ___?" : ITBE
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Burn : CHAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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