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New York Times, Monday, September 8, 2003

Author:
Leslie H. Nicoll
Editor:
Will Shortz
His friends joined him under the Big Top
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Nicoll.
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© 2003, The New York Times9/8/03 ( No. 19,662 )
Across
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Dutch bloom : TULIP
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School session : TERM
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Capital of Latvia : RIGA
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"I can take ___!" : AHINT
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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His friends sat in the Peanut Gallery : BUFFALOBOBSMITH
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Big Apple ballpark : SHEA
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Caffè ___ : LATTE
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Calf's meat : VEAL
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Sunsweet item : RAISIN
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His friends joined him under the Big Top : BOZOTHECLOWN
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Scarlett of Tara : OHARA
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Soldier under Robt. E. Lee : REB
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Like molasses : SLOW
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Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
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Driver's need : LICENSE
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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North Pole "exports" : TOYS
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Rug rat : TOT
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Xbox enthusiast : GAMER
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His friends visited his Neighborhood : MISTERROGERS
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Blue moon, e.g. : RARITY
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Simplicity : EASE
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Revises, as text : EDITS
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The U.N.'s ___ Annan : KOFI
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Religious offshoot : SECT
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His friends came into his Treasure House : CAPTAINKANGAROO
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Tommie of the Miracle Mets : AGEE
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Black, as roulette numbers : NOIR
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Like a gymnast : AGILE
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One of the Ivies : PENN
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Flower part : STEM
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Popular skin cream : PONDS
Down
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Soda can features : TABS
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"No way!" : UHUH
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Bygone picture weekly : LIFE
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On the side (of) : INFAVOR
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School org. : PTA
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Flute sound : TOOTLE
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Isle where Napoleon was exiled : ELBA
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Unruly event : RIOT
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Group making an 8-Down : MOB
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Stays behind : REMAINS
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"Everything ___ place" : INITS
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John who was called the Dapper Don : GOTTI
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Whitish : ASHEN
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Side dish with fried clams : SLAW
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List ender : ETAL
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Snatches a purse from, say : ROBS
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Ketch or yawl : BOAT
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Off-the-wall : ZANY
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Aegean vacation locale : CRETE
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Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
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Like some excuses : LAME
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Done with : OVER
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"Star ___" : WARS
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Camp bed : COT
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People with big heads have them : EGOS
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Struck by Cupid : SMITTEN
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Way back when : AGESAGO
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Midwife's words before boy or girl : ITSA
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Till again, as land : REFARM
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Shower : RAIN
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Make a long story short : RECAP
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Wise saying : ADAGE
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Turn red, perhaps : RIPEN
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Tight tie : KNOT
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Merle Haggard's "___ From Muskogee" : OKIE
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Leprechaun land : ERIN
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Chilled : COLD
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Little piggies : TOES
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___ and outs : INS
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Mountain pass : GAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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