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New York Times, Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1109 ( 20,455 )

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Across
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See 24-Down : JIVE
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Easy ___ : ASABC
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Mental keenness : WITS
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Nebraska native : OTOE
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Unlikely to defect : LOYAL
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"The Plague" city : ORAN
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Bandleader known for 55-Down : COUNTBASIE
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Seine feeder : OISE
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Many Tyson finishes : KOS
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Capek play : RUR
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"Gullible's Travels" writer : LARDNER
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URL ending : COM
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Cemetery, informally : BONEYARD
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Up : ATBAT
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Judd of "Taxi" : HIRSCH
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Vestments, e.g. : GARB
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Big jerk : TUG
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1926 Channel swimmer : EDERLE
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Suffix with psych- : OTIC
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Open, in a way : UNBAR
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Start of many Hope/Crosby film titles : ROAD
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Philippine locale in W.W. II : BATAAN
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___ Gratia Artis : ARS
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A bunch of : MANY
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Absorbed, in a way : LEARNT
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Krone spenders : DANES
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Zigged and zagged : SLALOMED
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Door sign : MEN
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Conestoga driver : WAGONER
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Guff : LIP
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Atlantic City mecca, with "the" : TAJ
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"Vidi," translated : ISAW
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Bandleader known for 47-Down : LOUISPRIMA
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St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
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Kegger wear, maybe : TOGAS
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"Mockingbird" singer Foxx : INEZ
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Colored like a certain hound : GREY
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Blow hard : STORM
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Daimler partner : BENZ
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Varsity letter earner : JOCK
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Words of agreement : ITOO
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Part of R.S.V.P. : VOUS
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Poetic contraction : EEN
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Vinyl collectible : ALBUM
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Go parasailing : SOAR
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Cries of regret : AYS
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Entruster of property : BAILOR
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Under-the-sink items : CLEANSERS
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Bandleader known for 25-Down : WOODYHERMAN
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"Three Sisters" sister : IRINA
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Stun gun : TASER
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Bergen dummy : SNERD
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Fox or turkey follower : TROT
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Invoice abbr. : RECD
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Bandleader known for1-Across : CABCALLOWAY
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See 10-Down : BIGBAND
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"A Girl, A Guy and ___" (1941 Ball movie) : AGOB
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"Later" : TATA
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Old chap, say : BRIT
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Barbarous one : HUN
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Lunch counter orders : TUNAMELTS
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Horse coloring : ROAN
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Pool path : LANE
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Breyers rival : EDYS
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Verb with thou : ART
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Interminable time : AEON
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Transplant : REROOT
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Johnny who played Willy Wonka : DEPP
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See 57-Across : SWING
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Surgery tool : LASER
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Tequila source : AGAVE
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The "Divine" Bette : MISSM
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Cry in a mudslinging contest : LIAR
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Trident part : TINE
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Call from the flock : AMEN
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See 17-Across : JAZZ
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Actor Tognazzi : UGO
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Thorax protector : RIB

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

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