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New York Times, Friday, January 12, 2007

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVWXZ} Spans: 10, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 51 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 20,884 )
Across
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Declare one's intentions publicly : ISSUEAMANIFESTO
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Job for one doing character studies? : TRANSLITERATION
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Be in a very advantageous position : HOLDALLTHECARDS
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Old roadside name : ESSO
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Indication that one is being rubbed the right way : AAH
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String along : DELUDE
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Physics units : DYNES
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Deadlines on eBay are given in it: Abbr. : PST
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Verdi's "Un ___ in Maschera" : BALLO
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River in "The Divine Comedy" : LETHE
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Quadrennial observation : INAUGURATIONDAY
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Locales of frequent injuries : ACHILLESTENDONS
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"F Troop" role : SERGEANTOROURKE
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Fire, to Flavius : IGNIS
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Point (to) : REFER
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Old cable inits. : TNN
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They're not in : NERDS
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Like some mail or traffic : ROUTED
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Amorous bit : COO
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Image: Var. : IKON
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Longtime La Scala conductor : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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It can take a lot of heat : CASTIRONSKILLET
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Summer resort area famous for recreational boating : THOUSANDISLANDS
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"Am ___ Man" (1960 Jackie Wilson hit) : ITHE
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Cramped urban accommodations, for short : SROS
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"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
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Release : UNDO
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What that might be in Spain : ESA
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Quiet : ALLAY
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Where "Otello" premiered : MILAN
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Almost too late : ATTHELASTSECOND
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Book between Ezra and Esther: Abbr. : NEH
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Hot : IRED
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Something that's often made up : FACE
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Series ender : ETAL
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Some cough medicine: Var. : SIRUP
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Lincoln in-laws : TODDS
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Kickoff : ONSET
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Sharp turn : DOGLEG
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Falling-out : SETTO
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Kind of crime : BIAS
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Ending to avoid? : ANCE
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Actor who roared to fame? : LAHR
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Brother of Nintendo's Mario : LUIGI
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Rank : TIER
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It's good to graduate with them : HONORS
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Transfuse : ENDUE
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It means "red" in Mongolian : ULAN
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Kidney secretion : RENIN
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Village, in Würzburg : DORF
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Tennis star ___ Huber : ANKE
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It flows in Flanders : YSER
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Thomas Paine's "Common Sense," e.g. : TRACT
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Grammy-winning Jones : NORAH
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Cracked : NUTSO
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Big name in wine : ROSSI
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Joins in space : DOCKS
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Cabriole performer's wear : TUTU
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Dwarf planet just beyond the Kuiper Belt : ERIS
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"Cannery Row" woman : DORA
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On Wilshire Blvd., say : INLA
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Furnace : KILN
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Like a line, briefly : ONED
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Quibbles : NITS
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World : TON
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Not fare well : AIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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