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New York Times, Monday, September 6, 2004

New-___ (devotee of crystals and incense)

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Shteyman.
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© 2004, The New York Times9/6/04 ( No. 20,026 )
Across
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Child by marriage : STEPSON
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Downtown Chicago : THELOOP
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Percentage listed in an I.R.S. booklet : TAXRATE
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"Good shot!" : NICEONE
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Woman who's "carrying" : EXPECTANTMOTHER
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Anger, with "up" : RILE
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Coin opening : SLOT
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Lottery player's exultant cry : IWON
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Obstreperous : ROWDY
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Wash : LAVE
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Put on board, as cargo : LADE
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___ constrictor : BOA
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Bits of land in la Méditerranée : ILES
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Ogled : EYED
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Yankee Stadium locale, with "the" : BRONX
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Role : PART
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"Vive ___!" (old French cheer) : LEROI
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Trail : PATH
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Uncles' mates : AUNTS
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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On the ocean : ASEA
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Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ___ Minor : INB
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Wheel turner : AXLE
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Pie pans : TINS
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Patronizes a library : READS
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Italian resort on the Adriatic : LIDO
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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Bill Clinton's relig. affiliation : BAP
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New-___ (devotee of crystals and incense) : AGER
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Traditional end of summer : LABORDAYWEEKEND
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Lenders, often : LIENORS
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International alliance : ENTENTE
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Summed : ADDEDUP
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Appetizer : STARTER
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Germless : STERILE
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What a plane rolls along : TAXIWAY
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Go off, as a bomb : EXPLODE
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Dressed up in a fussy way : PREENED
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Anatomical pouch : SAC
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Playful aquatic animal : OTTER
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"Pretty amazing!" : NEATO
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Boom producer, for short : TNT
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"She Done ___ Wrong" : HIM
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Environmental prefix : ECO
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Accidentally reveal : LETSLIP
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"Sexy!" : OOHLALA
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Bogey, in golf : ONEOVER
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Most cheeky : PERTEST
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Maternity ward arrival : NEWBORNBABY
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Start of a forbiddance : DONOT
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Vertical line on a graph : YAXIS
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British P.M. Tony : BLAIR
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Get together with old classmates, say : REUNE
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Kneecap : PATELLA
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"Let me repeat ..." : ASISAID
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Covered place to sleep : TENTBED
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Committed, as an act : HASDONE
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Staples Center player, for short : LALAKER
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Requiring immediate attention : EXIGENT
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Somewhat firm, as pasta : ALDENTE
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Organize differently, as troops : REORDER
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1920's vice president Charles : DAWES
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Paid out : SPENT
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Wand : ROD
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R & B band ___ Hill : DRU
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Nile viper : ASP
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Greek letter : ETA

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