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New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 2006

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0101 ( 20,508 )
Across
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Failures : LAPSES
7
Strolled : AMBLED
13
Mob action : RAMPAGE
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Foothold facilitator : ICEAXE
21
Annual October event, with "the" : SERIES
22
"That really touched me" : IMMOVED
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Scene of some disgraceful one-nighters? : REPROACHMOTEL
25
Traffic caution : PEDXING
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Longtime Syrian president : ASSAD
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Singer Redbone : LEON
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Business honcho Perelman, who was once the richest man in America : RON
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Bad testimony : LIE
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Headline about a philanthropist's settled loan? : HUMANITARIANREPAID
37
Several periods : ERA
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Bribe : SOP
41
Vacationer's destination : RESORT
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Rudy's coach in "Rudy" : ARA
43
Take off (on) : RIFF
45
Wife of Saturn : OPS
47
Like a piece of cake : SWEET
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"That'll do, thanks" : IMSET
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"I'll say it again — I'm outta here"? : GOTTAREPEATANDRUN
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A : ONE
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Slows : STEMS
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Slow : DUMB
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Largest island in the Cyclades : NAXOS
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It may blow when it's hot : FUSE
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Prefix with angular : RECT
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Pour : RAIN
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Made privy to : LETINON
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Darning some smelly socks? : REPAIRINGDIRTYLAUNDRY
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Early French settler in the Maritimes : ACADIAN
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"Oxford Blues" star, 1984 : LOWE
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Fitness centers : SPAS
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Meticulousness : CARE
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"Julius Caesar" role : CASCA
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When repeated, a South Seas getaway : BORA
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Tattered Tom's creator : ALGER
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D.C. setting : EST
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Item on a busboy's to-do list? : REPLACETABLECLOTH
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Donne, for one : RHYME
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Spent : TIRED
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Behind : AFT
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Bygone time : YORE
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Notebook maker : IBM
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Can't stand : DETEST
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Diving bird : AUK
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Grp. with some crack staff : DEA
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Retrieves a phone message again? : REPLAYSITONTHELINE
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Had something : ATE
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Kicks : FUN
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Ill-gotten gains : PELF
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Old Russian ruler known as "The Moneybag" : IVANI
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Big cheese? : THEMOON
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Drive Dali back? : REPELSALVADOR
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Occupied, as a saddle : SATUPON
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Irish P.M. Ahern : BERTIE
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Calm : SEDATE
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Running out of gas : ONEMPTY
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Vital ratings period : SWEEPS
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Password preceder : USERID
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Bologna bread, once : LIRA
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First-rate : ACES
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Perks (up) : PEPS
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Skater Hughes : SARAH
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Moving experience? : EXODUS
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It makes waves : SEA
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Bloodless : ASHEN
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Recounted account : MEMOIR
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"The Professor: A Tale" novelist : BRONTE
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Turned on : LIT
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Clown's foot spec, maybe : EEE
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Cable alternative : DSL
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Wisconsin college town : RIPON
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Egyptian god of the universe : AMENRA
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Mid-millennium year : MMD
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Curse : POX
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Walled city near Madrid : AVILA
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Contents of lamps, maybe : GENII
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Just beat : EDGED
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Played pat-a-cake : CLAPPED
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Blue : RATEDX
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Secure : MOOR
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___ mgr. : ASST
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Actor Atkinson, player of Mr. Bean : ROWAN
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"The Faerie Queene" character : IRENA
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Faerie land : ERIN
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One of TV's Ewings : PAM
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Work units : ERGS
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Go wild : RIOT
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Opening-night celebration : AFTERPARTY
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Md. town near Baltimore : FTMEADE
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Reject : SPURN
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Fairy tale character : TROLL
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"O.K. by me" : SOUNDSGOOD
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TV journalist David : ENSOR
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Minute : TEENY
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PC character system : ASCII
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Slate, e.g. : EMAG
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Put ___ on (go for at auction) : ABID
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___ directed : USEAS
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"It's about time!" : FINALLY
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Bit of evidence : TRACE
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Frequent English football score : NIL
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Late name in rap : TUPAC
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Toy on a track : RACER
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Online shoppers might use it : ECASH
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Unsuitable : INAPT
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Gen. ___ E. Lee : ROBT
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Old draft category : TWOA
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___ Buena, Calif. : YERBA
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Came home dusty? : SLIDIN
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"Put it here," basically : CARET
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Prefix with nitrile : ACETO
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Farm plant also called lucerne : ALFALFA
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To be over there? : ETRE
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Mother of Hades : RHEA
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Country name : REBA
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Place at the start : EDEN
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Pin holder : ETUI
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.001 inch : MIL
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"Ri-i-i-i-ight!" : MYFOOT
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City connected to the Sunshine Skyway Br. : STPETE
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Nickname of baseball's Leo Durocher : THELIP
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Hibachi chef's pride : KNIVES
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1969 Hoffman role : RATSO
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Novelist Canin : ETHAN
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Senior Tour golfer Calvin : PEETE
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Bright : SUNNY
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Someone ___ problem : ELSES
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Dodge : EVADE
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Purim month : ADAR
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Denier's comment : NOTI
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Hot : IRED
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Queen ___ : MUM
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Across the street from: Abbr. : OPP
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N.F.L. ball carriers : RBS
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"That's gross!" : EEW
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School opening? : PRE
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The Fighting Tigers, for short : LSU

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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