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New York Times, Saturday, January 21, 2006

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BPQWX} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.45 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0121 ( 20,528 )
Across
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Accusatory words : ETTU
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Certain red algae : SEAMOSS
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Potting materials : DIRTS
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Clicker : CASTANET
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Native up north : INUIT
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Essayist whose motto was "Que sais-je?" : MONTAIGNE
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10 kilogauss : TESLA
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It has many soap slots : AFTERNOON
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Plans to get back at : HASITINFOR
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"Dog Barking at the Moon" painter, 1926 : MIRO
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Comes back : RESURGES
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Name on some briefs : HANES
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Provide with new squares, perhaps : RETILE
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Insults wittily : ZINGS
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It isn't repeated : ONESHOT
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Land at an Italian airport? : TERRA
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Captain of the Ghost, in Jack London's "The Sea Wolf" : LARSEN
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William ___, secretary of commerce under Clinton : DALEY
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Casserole dishes : TERRINES
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Day before a Jewish holiday : EREV
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Passing legend : JOEMONTANA
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Go : TAKELEAVE
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They're treated by veterinarios : GATOS
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Turned over : ENTRUSTED
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Floor coverings, to a Brit : LINOS
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Pronunciation considerations : STRESSES
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Cousin of Jane Eyre : ELIZA
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One singled out before drinking : TOASTEE
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It's full of slots, briefly : SKED
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Martyred Carmelite nun ___ Stein : EDITH
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Music critic's bane : TINEAR
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One tying up a turkey, say : TRUSSER
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Exercise, in Exeter : UTILISE
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Brazilian port known for coffee : SANTOS
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Artificial flavor base : ESTER
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Petal product: Var. : ATAR
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Number one : MAINMAN
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Not stopped : ONGOING
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Many Madrileños : SENORES
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They're good at taking things down : STENOS
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Legally punishable : STATUTORY
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Starbucks slip-ons : COFFEESLEEVES
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Make a mess of : MANGLE
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Woman in Chekhov's "The Sea-Gull" : IRINA
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Chart climber : HITSINGLE
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Literary character who debuted in "The Curse of Capistrano" : ZORRO
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Beat up : HARMED
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City on the Salentine Peninsula : TARANTO
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Warner Music Group label : ELEKTRA
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Looks up to : REVERES
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Involves : ENTAILS
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Order lover : NEATNIK
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Not be able to take : DETEST
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One way of fitting : TOATEE
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Big bore : SNOOZE
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Pop singer McCartney : JESSE
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Leader of a 1970 military coup : ASSAD
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Theme of Nabokov's "Lolita" : LUST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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