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New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 20,154 )
Across
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"Sex and the City" airer : HBO
4
Big dos : GALAS
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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It's measured in minutes : ARC
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Multiple choice options, perhaps : ABORC
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Come up : ARISE
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Oscar Wilde, notably : WIT
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College basketball coach who was the subject of "A Season on the Brink" : BOBBYKNIGHT
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Alpine event : SLALOM
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Have an impact on : TOUCH
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"Fooled Around and Fell in Love" singer, 1976 : ELVINBISHOP
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Piggy : TOE
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"The Witches" director Nicolas : ROEG
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___ Jeanne d'Arc : STE
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Some N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Celerity : HASTE
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Gym wear : SWEATS
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"Different Seasons" author : STEPHENKING
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Inferior, slangily : CHEESY
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Directly show where : POINT
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Tusked beast : BOAR
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Mideast grp. : PLO
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Black-and-white predator : ORCA
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Arrange : SET
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Pseudonym in detective fiction : ELLERYQUEEN
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Spade player, familiarly : BOGIE
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It begins with an equinox : AUTUMN
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Half a famous dance team : IRENECASTLE
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44-Across's milieu : SEA
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Slippers of sorts : MULES
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Attire for Mr. Peanut : SPATS
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Like 31-Across : ENL
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___ four : PETIT
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One of the black keys on a piano : EFLAT
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Skid row affliction : DTS
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Mooring rope : HAWSER
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S.O.S alternative : BRILLO
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Staff interval : OCTAVE
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Libreville's land : GABON
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"Little Boy" in 8/6/45 news : ABOMB
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Shot having a 14-Across : LOB
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Wall St. worker : ARB
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Reaper's tool : SCYTHE
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Incurred, as charges : RANUP
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Journalist Sevareid : ERIC
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Red Skelton specialty : SIGHTGAG
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Sort of: Suffix : ISH
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Take home : NET
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Hootchy-___ : KOO
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Match alternative : LIGHTER
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Panama, e.g.: Abbr. : ISTH
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Ring site? : STEEPLE
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The Little Giant : OTT
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20-Across path : ESS
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Dispatched : SENTOUT
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1950's political inits. : AES
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Wire wearer : SPY
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Do a 20-Across : SKI
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Sports datum : WIN
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It'll keep you in your place : SEATBELT
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Queen who wrote "Leap of Faith" : NOOR
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The so-called Tiffany Network : CBS
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Weeder's need : HOE
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"The magic word" : PLEASE
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Got more life from : REUSED
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Dental compound : CEMENT
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They're history : ANNALS
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Discharge, in a way : EGEST
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Form of ID: Abbr. : LIC
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W.W. II conference site : YALTA
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Jason's journey, e.g. : QUEST
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"The ___ Love" (R.E.M. hit) : ONEI
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Devilkin : IMP
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Wish undone : RUE
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Coppertone rating: Abbr. : SPF
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1960's chess champ : TAL

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

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