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New York Times, Friday, January 5, 2007

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0105 ( 20,877 )
Across
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Modern, efficient matchmaking process : SPEEDDATING
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Alimentary particle? : ORT
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One who got held up, maybe : LATEARRIVAL
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : NEH
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Sensor : ELECTRICEYE
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TV schedule letters : TBA
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Director Craven : WES
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Pleads : SUES
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Drawer freshener : SACHET
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Record collection? : CUTS
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Soothing art : PASTELS
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"Nope" : UNHUNH
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Something you might part with overseas : SAYONARA
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Kmart acquisition : SEARS
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Popular wedding gift : LINEN
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer ___ Barney : LEM
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Sans warranty : ASIS
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Slate evaluator : VOTER
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Biblical peak : NEBO
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Acre's setting: Abbr. : ISR
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Stable parents : MARES
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Like tigers vis-à-vis lions : RARER
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Good as new : REPAIRED
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Washer setting : GENTLE
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Arrives like a social butterfly? : FLITSIN
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Pinup's pride : GAMS
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Unspecified, but invariably unpleasant, alternative : ORELSE
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Harry Belafonte cry : DAYO
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Regrettable : SAD
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Fabled elephant abductor : ROC
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"Impossible!" : ITCOULDNTBE
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The third to the fifth? : CDE
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"Miss You Like Crazy" singer, 1989 : NATALIECOLE
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Some tech. inst. grads : EES
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Worker around a furnace : GLASSBLOWER
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Raft : SLEW
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Like 24-Across : PALE
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Are, in Alençon : ETES
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Port. joined it in 1986 : EEC
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Old Japanese cars : DATSUNS
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"The Art of Arousal" writer : DRRUTH
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Northern constellation : ARIES
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Little jerks : TICS
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"___ no idea" : IVE
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Skeptical sort : NAYSAYER
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Player of Joe the Bartender : GLEASON
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Open-eyed : ONTHEALERT
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1974 David Bowie song : REBELREBEL
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1953 hit that mentions "old Napoli" : THATSAMORE
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Shipping unit: Abbr. : CTN
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Mean types : CURS
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You can see right through them : PANES
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Falcon's home : USAIRFORCE
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Dessert with candied fruit, nuts and liqueur : NESSELRODE
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Top secrets? : HAIRPIECES
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Placed : SITED
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Oscar winner for "Two Women" : LOREN
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Like some wines : VARIETAL
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Bert Bobbsey's twin and others : NANS
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Lost : MISSING
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Modernize : REMODEL
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N.L. scoreboard abbr. : ATL
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1960's-70's antidiscrimination movement : GAYLIB
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Residents of ancient Alesia : GAULS
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___ told : DOAS
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Throw below : STOW
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Au fait : ABLE
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Rural road sign image : DEER
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Windy City rail inits. : CTA
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PX shopper : NCO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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