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New York Times, Wednesday, January 5, 2005

It's east of the Isle of Man: Abbr.

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Shteyman.
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© 2005, The New York Times1/5/05 ( No. 20,147 )
Across
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Blast from the past? : ATEST
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Artsy Manhattan area : SOHO
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Pest control brand : DCON
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___-off coupon : CENTS
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Pizazz : ELAN
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It's west of the Isle of Man : EIRE
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Ad come-on #1 : SAVEAFTERREBATE
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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The Virgin Is., e.g. : TERR
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Lace into : SLAM
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Washington's ___ Stadium : RFK
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Moon of Mars : DEIMOS
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See 23-Down : TIMEOFFER
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Left Bank locale : SEINE
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Fine arbitrarily : AMERCE
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Fair-hiring abbr. : EOE
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Show off one's biceps : FLEX
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Fallen Russian orbiter : MIR
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Men's accessories : TIEPINS
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Young newt : EFT
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"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Cable Superstation : TBS
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Arrow poison : CURARE
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Israeli desert region : NEGEV
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With 29-Down, ad come-on #3 : BUYONEGET
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Lover of Aphrodite : ADONIS
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Mouse's place : PAD
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2.0 grades : CEES
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Knotted, scorewise : EVEN
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Grow tiresome : WEAR
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Ad come-on #4 : NOTSOLDINSTORES
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"Hold it ___!" : ASEC
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Shade provider : EAVE
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Carol time : YULE
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Short hours of operation? : SKED
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Ohm's symbol : OMEGA
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Coolers, for short : ACS
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Sri Lanka export : TEA
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Ltr. container : ENV
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Clambake clam : STEAMER
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Mikhail Romanov, e.g. : TSAR
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Detonate : SETOFF
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"That ___ Devil Called Love" : OLE
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Doe's mate : HART
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Right turn ___ : ONRED
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Get intelligence from : DEBRIEF
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Intelligence grp. : CIA
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Table scrap : ORT
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Born in France : NEE
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Surrender : FORFEIT
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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Endurance : STAMINA
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With 31-Across, ad come-on #2 : LIMITED
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Explorer Vespucci : AMERIGO
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Stays current : KEEPSUP
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Car rental info : MILEAGE
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See 51-Across : ONEFREE
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Hockey teams, e.g. : SEXTETS
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School mo. : OCT
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Makes unreadable, in a way : ENCODES
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Fall back : EBB
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Catch some rays : SUN
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Get older : SENESCE
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Ping-Pong locale : RECROOM
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In ___ (occurring naturally) : VIVO
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Opened wide : YAWNED
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Navratilova rival : SELES
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Fargo's state: Abbr. : NDAK
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"___ extra cost!" : ATNO
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Roll-call call : NAY
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Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
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Rolodex no. : TEL
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"___ got an idea" : IVE
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Underwater eggs : ROE
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It's east of the Isle of Man: Abbr. : ENG
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Bounding main : SEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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