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New York Times, Friday, September 6, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0906 ( 19,295 )

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Across
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Port vessel : CARAFE
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Dirt farmer : TILLER
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Puzzle : PARADOX
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Handling capably : ONTOPOF
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Got in on the deal : ANTEDUP
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Long established : OLDTIME
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Fingers, for short : IDS
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Swung tools : SLEDGES
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___ soda : SAL
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Musical kingdom : SIAM
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Run : SCOOT
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"Cease and desist" : DONT
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Wing it : ADLIB
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Word repeated in a basketball chant : TWO
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"Married lady" in a "Funny Girl" song : SADIE
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Ones providing rent control? : NEEDLEANDTHREAD
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Cuts and runs : TURNSTAIL
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Site of April 1865 Civil War action : APPOMATTOXRIVER
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"My Fair Lady" composer : LOEWE
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"Fairies' midwife" in "Romeo and Juliet" : MAB
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Government issue : TNOTE
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Moonshiner's sackful : CORN
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Lugs : TOTES
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Apra Harbor is its main anchorage : GUAM
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Compass course? : ARC
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Jewish communities : SHTETLS
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10% of MDX : CLI
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Molding medium : PLAYDOH
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Kind of refrigerator or closet : REACHIN
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Draft choice : PALEALE
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Further on : UPAHEAD
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Not so concentrated : WEAKER
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Online business : ETRADE
Down
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Classic novel that ends "Well said, but we must cultivate our garden" : CANDIDE
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Low-cost oil venue? : ARTSALE
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Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Contributes : ADDS
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Hard pushes, maybe : FOULS
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One who may be rushed to a hospital : EXPECTANTMOTHER
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Incredible : TOOGOODTOBETRUE
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Buzzards Bay, e.g. : INLET
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Old Fords : LTDS
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Good deal : LOT
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Happening : EPISODE
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Modern home of ancient Walachia : ROMANIA
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Pal, in slang : PAISAN
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Like a billiard table cushion : FELTED
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Like New York City, e.g. : DOWNSTATE
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Centrally located : MIDTOWN
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Dear : DARLING
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"___ in Love" (1973 film) : BLUME
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Team member's need : SHIRT
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Diamond stat. : ERA
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Common add-on : TAX
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Cartoonist who helped start an amusement park in Arkansas : ALCAPP
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Welfare act of old : POORLAW
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Sheet material : PERCALE
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Supported, with "for" : VOUCHED
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And other women : ETALIAE
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Prompt : REMIND
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Pin of a sort : THOLE
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Was out : SLEPT
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Wind Cave Natl. Park locale : SDAK
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European coal area : SAAR
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Vote for : YEA
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Syllable often said three times in a row : CHA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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