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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 2006

Harmless reptile with a dangerous-sounding name

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Berlin.
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© 2006, The New York Times1/13/06 ( No. 20,520 )
Across
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See : DATE
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Flexible prefix : AMBI
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Cries for attention : AHEMS
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Summoning : EVOCATION
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With 13-Down, places for shooting stars : MOVIE
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Bit : FELLFORIT
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Take ___ (break) : AREST
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They have African cousins : INDIANELEPHANTS
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An eagle is on its flag : EGYPT
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Pattern of scanning lines on a TV : RASTER
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They can be choppy : SEAS
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Bill for fine clothing? : BLASS
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Argonaut who slew Castor : IDAS
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"Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" co-star : ELLIOTTGOULD
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Hard-rock center : ASA
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One in a shelter, maybe : BAGLADY
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___ particle : PSI
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Is in charge : CALLSTHETUNE
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Beautiful people of literature : ELOI
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"___ in the Park" (Rodgers and Hart song) : ATREE
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He wrote a hit Broadway musical with Weill : NASH
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Parts of some joints : TENONS
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___ ready : ATTHE
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Rank last attained in 1950 : FIVESTARGENERAL
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Imminent, old-style : ANEAR
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Harmless reptile with a dangerous-sounding name : BULLSNAKE
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"Somebody's Knockin'" singer ___ Gibbs : TERRI
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Wannabe's efforts : EMULATION
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Easy ___ : ASABC
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Auto performance factor, informally : RPMS
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Start of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
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Beards : DEFIES
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Repay, in a way : AVENGE
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"See?!" : TOLDYA
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Dwarf : ECLIPSE
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Piles : ATON
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Entangle : MIRE
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Not merely warm : BOIL
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Like some commerce : INTERSTATE
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Far Eastern female servants : AMAHS
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"Good night, sweet prince" speaker : HORATIO
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Now level : EVENEDUP
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Cold northerly winds of southern France : MISTRALS
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See 16-Across : SETS
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___ lot (very little) : AFAT
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Late : PASTDUE
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Sans subtlety : BLATANT
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Jedi protector : LIGHTSABER
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Many a surfer : AOLER
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Cold war abbr. : SDI
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Abbr. in a birth announcement : LBS
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Med. specialty : GYN
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Whiz : ACE
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Premium product : SALTINES
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Mediterranean succulent : ALOEVERA
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Early form of Greek : LINEARB
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Understanding, of sorts : ENTENTE
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Transportation in a 1941 hit song : ATRAIN
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Military toppers : SHAKOS
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Amazon warrior killed by Achilles : HELENE
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One of Hamlet's courtiers : OSRIC
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Novelist Tina McElroy ___ : ANSA
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___ morgana (mirage) : FATA
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Behind : RUMP
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Down : GLUM
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Some bent pipes : ELLS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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