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New York Times, Monday, January 30, 2006

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
They're "easy" to find in 17- and 53-Across and 3- and 24-Down
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Perl. Monday freshness: 61%
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© 2006, The New York Times1/30/6 ( No. 20,537 )
Across
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Madam's counterpart : SIR
4
Resort island near Venice : LIDO
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Voodoo charms : MOJOS
13
Poem of praise : ODE
14
Stove part : OVEN
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Inventor's goal : PATENT
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Slangy negative : NAH
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Renowned bandleader at the Cotton Club : CABCALLOWAY
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"I have an idea!" : AHA
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Go before : ANTEDATE
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Androids : ROBOTS
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By way of : VIA
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24-hr. banking convenience : ATM
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Dernier ___ (latest thing) : CRI
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Raisin ___ (cereal) : BRAN
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Belief : CREDO
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Beats a hasty retreat : RUNS
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Emilia's husband, in "Othello" : IAGO
35
Chinese province : HUNAN
36
They're "easy" to find in 17- and 53-Across and 3- and 24-Down : ABC
37
Rural's opposite : URBAN
38
High: Prefix : ALTI
39
Muskogee native : OKIE
40
Walks like an expectant father : PACES
41
Noticed : SEEN
42
Stoop : BEND
43
With 45-Across, for the time being : PRO
44
Mess up : ERR
45
See 43-Across : TEM
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Monkeylike animals : LEMURS
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Tends, as a patient : CARESFOR
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Butterfly catcher's tool : NET
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Seize power : GRABCONTROL
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Road goo : TAR
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Reap : TAKEIN
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Arnaz of "I Love Lucy" : DESI
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Hwy. : RTE
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Dizzy-making drawings : OPART
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Ooze : SEEP
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Big fat mouth : YAP
Down
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Submarine-detecting system : SONAR
2
Just 45 miles of it borders Canada : IDAHO
3
Place to get clean : REHABCENTER
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When said three times, a real estate mantra : LOCATION
5
Several Russian czars : IVANS
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Bankruptcy cause : DEBT
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"___ upon a time ..." : ONCE
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Island country south of Sicily : MALTA
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15-Down tribe : OTOE
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Synagogue attender : JEW
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Keep ___ short leash : ONA
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Hog's home : STY
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Where the buffalo roamed : PLAINS
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Like Calculus II : ADVANCED
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Confer holy orders on : ORDAIN
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Jordan or Iraq : ARABCOUNTRY
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Ancient Roman robes : TOGAE
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Mars has two : MOONS
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Train stoppers : BRAKEMEN
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Apply, as cream : RUBIN
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Military branch with planes : AIRARM
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Pursue : CHASE
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12" stick : RULER
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Mustache site : UPPERLIP
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Fairy king, in Shakespeare : OBERON
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Silently understood : TACIT
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Not tied down : LOOSE
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Rodeo rope : REATA
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___ throat : STREP
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"Good buddy" : CBER
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Regulations: Abbr. : STDS
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Not tied down : FREE
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Sporty Pontiac : GTO
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Grandmaster Flash's music genre : RAP
55
Alias, for short : AKA

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1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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