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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 2007

Author:
Alan Olschwang
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Olschwang

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Olschwang. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 20,876 )
Across
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Picnic staple : SLAW
5
Lincoln and others : ABES
9
Skiing mementos? : CASTS
14
Puncture : HOLE
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"The Last of the Mohicans" woman : CORA
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Make : EARN
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Isabel, for one : REINA
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Rodeo performer : ROPER
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Good or bad name, informally : REP
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Sprint : HUNDREDYARDDASH
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Advantages : UPSIDES
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Classic Paris couture house : DIOR
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Poured : RAINED
33
Haiti, once : FRENCHCOLONY
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Kind of orch. : SYM
38
Friend, slangily : BRO
39
Oxford letters : EEE
40
Without a regular schedule : APERIODICALLY
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Spanish entree : PAELLA
47
Concert wind : OBOE
48
Having I-strain? : SELFISH
49
President : COMMANDERINCHIEF
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One of a pair of conjunctions : NOR
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Novelist Gide : ANDRE
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As yet : SOFAR
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Sci-fi figure : DROID
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"Tobermory" writer : SAKI
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Singular, to Caesar : RARA
64
"___ Mio" : OSOLE
65
Currier's partner : IVES
66
Uncommon trick taker : TREY
67
Goes (for) : SELLS
68
___ Gwyn, mistress of Charles II : NELL
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Neptune's realm : SEAS
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Tool holder : SHED
2
Shake : LOSE
3
Asia's Trans ___ mountains : ALAI
4
Prefight event : WEIGHIN
5
Crackerjack : ACE
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Gets on : BOARDS
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Kind of message : ERROR
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Los Angeles harbor site : SANPEDRO
9
Small bag : CARRYON
10
Got down : ATE
11
Bake in a shallow dish : SHIRR
12
Opposite of flabby : TONED
13
Haphazardly : SLAPDASH
21
Botticelli figure : NUDE
23
Adams of "The Ernie Kovacs Show" : EDIE
26
___ Brooks, 1950's-60's "Meet the Press" host : NED
27
Not go straight : ARC
28
___ Major : URSA
29
Week or month at the office, usually : PAYPERIOD
30
___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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Zap : FRY
34
Prefix with pad : HELI
35
Wearers of eagle insignia : COLONELS
36
Word repeated in a Beatles refrain : YEAH
38
Isn't conspicuous : BLENDSIN
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Iowa college : COE
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Rubs : ABRADES
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Pork ___ : LOIN
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Canadian prov. : PEI
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Subjects of Guinness records? : ALES
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Struggles : EFFORTS
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Mideast money : SHEKEL
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Members of a raiding party : COMMANDOS
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Origin of the word "troll" : NORSE
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Show eager anticipation : DROOL
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Hunger for : CRAVE
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Commuting cost : FARE
57
Realm : AREA
58
Skates : RAYS
60
In a bad way : ILL
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Cuba, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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