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New York Times, Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0117 ( 20,889 )

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Across
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Amorphous creature : AMEBA
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Auto financing co. : GMAC
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Turns red, perhaps : RIPENS
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Eastern music : RAGA
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Upsilon follower : PHI
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Emergency processing : TRIAGE
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Ida. neighbor : ORE
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Some spy materials : SECRETCODES
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Bombed : LIT
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In the previous month : ULTIMO
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One jumping in a doghouse? : FLEA
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Defeats handily : WHIPS
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New school year purchases : TEXTBOOKS
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Capture : BAG
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Clampett patriarch of 1960's TV : JED
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Pillager of yore : HUN
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In the mood : AMOROUS
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Something to hit : PAYDIRT
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Charge carrier : ION
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Picked up : GOT
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___ rule : MOB
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Breakfast refuse : EGGSHELLS
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Hotel amenities : SAFES
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Exploit, informally : MILK
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Lot to see : EYEFUL
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It may be under a top : BRA
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Order appropriate for 20-, 28- and 44-Across? : GETCRACKING
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Familiar : OLD
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Opposer : ANTI
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Go places : TRAVEL
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Mint device : DIE
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All paid up : EVEN
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It has 100 seats : SENATE
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Ouija response : YES
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Orpheus' instrument : LYRE
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Just know : SENSE
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Song and dance, e.g. : ARTS
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Bog down : MIRE
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"Cleopatra," for one : EPIC
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Withstand hardship : BEARUP
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Winged ones : ANGELS
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Neatened up : GROOMED
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Tommy ___, 2001 M.V.P. of the XFL : MADDOX
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Writer James : AGEE
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Consumer Reports topic : CARS
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Lunar program : APOLLO
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Horror film sound : SHRIEK
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Some religious artworks : PIETAS
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Small paving stone : SETT
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Names as a source : CITES
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Like some memories : FOND
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Pugs' org. : WBA
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It may be cured : HAM
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"My turn!" : IGO
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Just one of those things? : THAT
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Be convinced of : BUY
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6, written out : JUNE
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Classic board game : RISK
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Sound of delight : OOH
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Tough one : POSER
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Global finance org. : IMF
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Lobsters-to-be : ROE
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Noted airer of classic sitcoms : TBS
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Amino acid found in sugar cane : GLYCINE
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Personify : EMBODY
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Kind of magazine : GIRLIE
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Sylvan clearings : GLADES
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Athletic award : LETTER
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Former Ecuadoran money : SUCRES
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Saturated hydrocarbon : ALKANE
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Trans ___ : FATS
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Highlander : GAEL
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"Men always hate most what they ___ most": Mencken : ENVY
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Director Reitman : IVAN
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Brings home : NETS
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Pure delight : GLEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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