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New York Times, Monday, January 16, 2006

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 20,523 )
Across
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Persistent annoyer : PEST
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Upper or lower bed : BUNK
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Geometry calculation : AREA
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Does a prelaundry chore : SORTS
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Leader of an 1831 slave rebellion : NATTURNER
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"___ or treat?" : TRICK
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Rejects, as a lover : SPURNS
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"That's ___" (Dean Martin classic) : AMORE
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1960's-70's singer Hayes : ISAAC
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Bottom line, businesswise : NETPROFIT
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Dobbin's doc : VET
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Actresses Graff and Kristen : ILENES
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"___ number one!" (stadium chant) : WERE
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Suffix with Brooklyn : ESE
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Meat that's often served piccata : VEAL
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Tête topper : BERET
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Faultfinder extraordinaire : NITPICKER
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1988 Summer Olympics city : SEOUL
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It may be kicked in anger : SHIN
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Alt. spelling : VAR
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Duds : ATTIRE
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Opposite WSW : ENE
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"Slow down!" : NOTSOFAST
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Ban rival : ARRID
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African language : BANTU
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"Relax, soldier!" : ATEASE
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Makes, as a salary : EARNS
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Müeslix alternative : NUTNHONEY
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"The final frontier" : SPACE
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Meadowlands pace : TROT
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___ fixe (obsession) : IDEE
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Belief : TENET
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Trig function : SINE
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Boys : LADS
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Deep in thought : PENSIVE
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Goes by, as time : ELAPSES
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Put in place : SITUATE
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Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
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Jail cell parts : BARS
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Vase : URN
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Activity with chops and kicks : KARATE
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Early fur trader John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
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Person using a library card : BORROWER
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Less wordy : BRIEFER
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Stock page heading: Abbr. : OTC
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Rude : UNCIVIL
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Brit. legislators : MPS
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Semimonthly tide : NEAP
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Joins up : ENLISTS
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Rage : IRE
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Lunar New Year : TET
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Tennis court call : LET
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Under : BENEATH
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Pain in the neck : NUISANCE
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IOU : CHIT
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White wine cocktail : KIR
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___ Juan, P.R. : SAN
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"Roll Over Beethoven" grp. : ELO
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Healthful cereal grain : OATBRAN
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Front porch : VERANDA
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Liqueur flavoring : ANISEED
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Overnight flights : REDEYES
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Back, at sea : AFT
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Teases : TAUNTS
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Beginning : ONSET
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Lubricate again : REOIL
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Pot starter : ANTE
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N.Y.C. winter clock setting : EST
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King Kong, e.g. : APE
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Spoonbender Geller : URI
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Coal unit : TON

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

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