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NY Times, Sun, Feb 03, 2002 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Fraser Simpson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69
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© 2002, The New York Times

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Across
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Sexy woman to improvise (4) : VAMP
3
Eccentric cooked hot waffle with piece of lemon (3,3,4) : OFFTHEWALL
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Inspect poetry written in Old English (7) : OVERSEE
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Growing fruit that's dried by end of evening (7) : RAISING
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Trainees amid seabirds (7) : INTERNS
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Reportedly save a crowd (5) : HORDE
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Head cook swallows iodine (5) : CHIEF
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Jennings holds head runner's measuring device (9) : PEDOMETER
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Doesn't work in one's skivvies? (6,3) : SLACKSOFF
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Thoroughly clean low bushes (5) : SCRUB
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Polish translation (5) : GLOSS
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Broadcasting medium savaged diorama (2,5) : AMRADIO
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Mother left with fat duck (7) : MALLARD
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Little brat leading dear African antelopes (7) : IMPALAS
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Noisy swamp creature keeps beneath the surface (10) : THUNDERING
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Snakes like empty promises (4) : ASPS
Down
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Six cheer about Peruvian's box of string? (6,4) : VIOLINCASE
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Orchestra conductors tire Sam out (7) : MAESTRI
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Is capable of arranging fuel stop around end of voyage (5,2,2) : FEELSUPTO
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Senator Chiles offers a light (5) : TORCH
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Saying English slob is on strike (7) : EPIGRAM
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Kitchen invader eats green food (7) : ALIMENT
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Corporate symbol goalie found in bathroom (4) : LOGO
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Line cans up (5) : SERIF
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Really hates riding war steeds (4,6) : ARABHORSES
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Pitching tail end of economic downturn (9) : DEFLATION
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Poet Maya cut out after God's messenger (7) : ANGELOU
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"Knockout" operator put down a mixed drink? (4-3) : KOOLAID
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Rag fight (5) : SCRAP
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Pierces puzzles (7) : RIDDLES
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Prophet holds down meal at Passover (5) : SEDER
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Send Warner's partner up (4) : EMIT
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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