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New York Times, Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Author:
John Minarcik and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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11/4/20061
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John Minarcik
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Minarcik. This is puzzle # 154 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 20,511 )
Across
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DNA half : HELIX
6
Went over like ___ of bricks : ATON
10
Plunder : LOOT
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Hold forth : ORATE
15
Curb : REIN
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Ninth in a series : IOTA
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Geographical combo #1 : SARASOTALEIPZIG
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Series finale : ETAL
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Catchall category: Abbr. : MISC
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Lock : TRESS
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Goddess with cow's horns : ISIS
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Way back when : ONCE
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Geographical combo #2 : CALCUTTALEHAVRE
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"Family Ties" mother : ELYSE
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CD follower : ROM
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Went kaput : DIED
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Island chain? : LEI
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Easy run : DOGTROT
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M. : France :: ___ : Italy : SIG
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Diving raptors : ERNS
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Luau serving : POI
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Barely ahead : UPONE
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Geographical combo #3 : BOGOTALENINGRAD
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Snitched : TOLD
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"A Book of Verses underneath the Bough" poet : OMAR
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Optometrist's field : SIGHT
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Part of a casa : SALA
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Pro's rival : ANTI
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Classic novel, following "A," with a literal hint to 17-, 27- and 48-Across : TALEOFTWOCITIES
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Swabbies : TARS
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Stick-on : DECAL
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Portend : BODE
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
Down
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Firefighter's need : HOSE
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Middle of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Yuri's love, in "Doctor Zhivago" : LARA
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Slanted writing : ITALICS
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Illiterates' signatures : XES
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Drawer : ARTIST
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Waiter's after-dinner offerings : TEAS
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6-Down purchase : OILCOLOR
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Dir. from Columbus, Ga., to Columbus, Ohio : NNE
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"Listen" without hearing : LIPREAD
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Opposite of gush : OOZE
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"Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
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Plates : TAGS
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Bypass : OMIT
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Result of an insect bite : ITCH
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Courted ... or used the courts : SUED
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Nautilus captain : NEMO
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V.I.P. : CELEB
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Olds offering : ALERO
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Perjury : LYING
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Golfer's wear : VISOR
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Isabella, por ejemplo : REINA
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Barely beat : EDGED
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Australian export : OPAL
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Kindergarten commendation : GOLDSTAR
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Bluefin or yellowfin : TUNA
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"What'd I tell ya?!" : SOTHERE
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Like many family flicks : PGRATED
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Fictional dog from Kansas : TOTO
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"I didn't care about that anyway" : NOLOSS
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Apple of many colors : IMAC
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Wild guess : STAB
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Moor's betrayer : IAGO
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Bag brand : GLAD
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Haywire : AWRY
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"Way to go!" : NICE
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Blue hue : TEAL
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Tropical stop : ISLE
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Bouquet business : FTD
65
Cider girl of song : IDA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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