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New York Times, Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 155 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0117 ( 20,524 )
Across
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Round after the quarters : SEMIS
6
Sweetheart : BEAU
10
Music staff symbol : CLEF
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Frank who directed "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
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Noisy quarrels : ROWS
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Come-on : LINE
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[   ] : ITSANYONESGUESS
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Stranded motorist's need : TOW
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Bump off : RUBOUT
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[   ] : WHOCANSAY
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Stridex target : ACNE
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Bank take-back, briefly : REPO
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#1 Oak Ridge Boys hit : ELVIRA
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Swelling shrinker : ICEBAG
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Star's part : LEADROLE
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Nasdaq unit: Abbr. : SHR
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[   ] : BEATSME
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Bamboozle : CON
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Attack : TEARINTO
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Number on either side of a + : ADDEND
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Time-honored : AGEOLD
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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Paycheck abbr. : FICA
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[   ] : IDONTKNOW
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Penetrated : SANKIN
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Mattel card game : UNO
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Answers to 17-, 22-, 40- and 52-Across, literally : CLUELESSREPLIES
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Gofer: Abbr. : ASST
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Letters : MAIL
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Flower fanciers : BEES
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C & W mecca, with "the" : OPRY
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Band with the 1984 hit "Legs" : ZZTOP
Down
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"Nova" subj. : SCI
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Grab a bite : EAT
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AWOL trackers : MPS
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Nest-egg investment, briefly : IRA
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Sleigh driver : SANTA
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Look without buying : BROWSE
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Geological span : EON
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Sense of wonder : AWE
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Cold war initials : USSR
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Amtrak amenity : CLUBCAR
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Rest atop : LIEON
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Come after : ENSUE
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Celebratory suffix : FEST
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Hither's opposite : YON
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Watched over : GUARDED
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Slap target, sometimes : WRIST
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"Wag the Dog" actress Anne : HECHE
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La Scala production : OPERA
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Corn holder : COB
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In sum : ALLTOLD
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"Z" actor Montand : YVES
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Paul Simon's "___ Rock" : IAMA
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First name of the second first lady : ABIGAIL
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Chromosome constituent : GENE
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Bounding main : OCEAN
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Vowel sound in "phone" and "home" : LONGO
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Fund, as a university chair : ENDOW
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Yours, in Ypres : ATOI
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Scams : RACKETS
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"Hägar the Horrible" cartoonist Browne : DIK
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In a gloomy way : DOURLY
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Answer choice on a test : FALSE
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Employed : INUSE
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Austin-to-Dallas dir. : NNE
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November birthstone : TOPAZ
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Wound protector : SCAB
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Jules Verne captain : NEMO
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Easy mark : SAP
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Madam's mate : SIR
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Designer Claiborne : LIZ
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Suffix with solo : IST
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"Strange Magic" grp. : ELO
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Autumn mo. : SEP

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

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