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New York Times, Monday, January 10, 2005

Gorbachev was its last leader: Abbr.

Author:
David Pringle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pringle.
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© 2005, The New York Times1/10/05 ( No. 20,152 )

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Across
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Trophies and such : AWARDS
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Give at no charge, as a hotel room : COMP
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Hypodermic units, for short : CCS
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Magical drink : POTION
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Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
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"Roses ___ red …" : ARE
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1981 Mel Gibson film, with "The" : ROADWARRIOR
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Fellows : MEN
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Go in : ENTER
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Basic beliefs : TENETS
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Gorbachev was its last leader: Abbr. : USSR
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404 in old Rome : CDIV
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Niagara source : ERIE
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___ de mer : MAL
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The Ocean State : RHODEISLAND
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___ donna : PRIMA
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They split when they're smashed : ATOMS
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Motorcycle attachment : SIDECAR
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English pool game : SNOOKER
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Sign up for more issues : RENEW
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Scoundrel : KNAVE
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Arrived like Michael in an old song? : ROWEDASHORE
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Decimal base : TEN
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Spoken : ORAL
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Singer Turner : TINA
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Penny : CENT
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Actress Roberts and others : TANYAS
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Electrical pioneer : TESLA
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Explosive initials : TNT
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Had the passenger seat : RODESHOTGUN
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Winning 1-Across can make this grow : EGO
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Blue-green : CYAN
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Fancy home : ESTATE
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Room with an easy chair : DEN
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Master thespians they're not : HAMS
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Like a professional haircut : STYLED
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Mo. before May : APR
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Court : WOO
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___ disadvantage (handicapped) : ATA
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Equestrian : RIDER
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Sad : DOWN
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Grab : SNATCH
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Bullfight : CORRIDA
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Kimono sash : OBI
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Not worth debating : MOOT
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French father : PERE
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Kodak, e.g. : CAMERA
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Lowlife : CRETIN
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Felt : SENSED
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Make a change in the decor : REDO
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"Full" or "half" wrestling hold : NELSON
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Diamond V.I.P.'s : UMPS
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Delhi dress : SARI
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Moved on ice : SLID
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Dog docs : VETS
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Zoomed : RACED
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Charged particle : ION
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Cig : SMOKE
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Just : MERELY
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Commercial suffix with Tropic : ANA
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Remainder : REST
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Smith who sang "God Bless America" : KATE
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Not odd : EVEN
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Landlord's due : RENT
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Bleaches : WHITENS
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Went bad : ROTTED
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Juice source : ORANGE
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Malicious : WANTON
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Change for a five : ONES
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Epidermal eruptions : RASHES
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Feline : CATTY
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Part of McDonald's logo : ARCH
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Bean type : SOYA
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Disoriented : LOST
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Hoover ___ : DAM
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Lass : GAL
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Western tribe : UTE
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Actor Beatty : NED

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