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New York Times, Wednesday, January 18, 2006

It may be brought out during a blackout

Author:
Sheldon Benardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sheldon Benardo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BJQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Benardo.
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© 2006, The New York Times1/18/06 ( No. 20,525 )

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Across
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In years past : ONCE
5
Throws on : ADDS
9
Took steps : ACTED
14
___ of faith : LEAP
15
Mirror-conscious : VAIN
16
Halt : CEASE
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Supermarket section : DELI
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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Film reviewers' showings : CLIPS
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Shame a star of "Singin' in the Rain"? : DISGRACEKELLY
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Well-developed area? : OASIS
24
Words said while holding hands : IDO
25
It may be brought out during a blackout : CANDLE
28
Israeli legislature : KNESSET
32
Netzero.com service : EMAIL
33
Radio's "___ & Anthony Show" : OPIE
35
Corrida call : OLE
36
Pay no attention to a vampire? : DISCOUNTDRACULA
40
Santa ___ : ANA
41
Essential for an investigator : LEAD
42
Sad sack : LOSER
43
Softens : RELENTS
46
Rising stars : COMERS
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"Yes, ___!" : SIR
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Rugby formation : SCRUM
50
Send a president out : DISPATCHADAMS
55
Vanishes : FADES
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Kind of horse : IRON
57
Actor Wyle : NOAH
59
Gladiator's venue : ARENA
60
Facility : EASE
61
Spoil, with "on" : DOTE
62
Tripmeter feature : RESET
63
Tore : SPED
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Brain part : STEM
Down
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Antediluvian : OLD
2
Impecuniosity : NEED
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Cartel city : CALI
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Like a soap opera : EPISODIC
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Against, with "to" : AVERSE
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Some are slipped : DISCS
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Give in : ACCEDE
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Big strings : CELLOS
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Caboose, e.g. : TAIL
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Glimpse : ESPY
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Big name in California wines : GALLO
22
Former Pirates slugger Ralph : KINER
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Chest material : CEDAR
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Nitrogen compound : AMINE
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Sounding like one has a cold, say : NASAL
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N.B.A. star Jason : KIDD
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Lush : SOUSE
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Aunt ___ of "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
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A sad thing to be in : TEARS
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Wallet fillers : ONES
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School grp. : PTA
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Prefix with sound : ULTRA
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Not silently : ALOUD
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Is in charge : COMMANDS
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Barely catches, as the heels : NIPSAT
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Stretched in order to see : CRANED
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Deep-six : SCRAP
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Selected : CHOSE
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Fateful date : IDES
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Lashes : TIES
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___ court, law student's exercise : MOOT
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Make full : SATE
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Distant : FAR
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Bottom line? : HEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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