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New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 2006

Moselle feeder, to Moselle natives

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hyres

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Hyres.
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© 2006, The New York Times1/7/06 ( No. 20,514 )
Across
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Some pizza slices, e.g. : OCTANTS
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They employ speakers : STEREOS
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Army E-7 : PLATOONSERGEANT
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One good at making faces : PORTRAITPAINTER
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Moved like molasses : OOZED
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Plant holder? : VAT
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Needles : STYLI
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1971 U.S. Open winner ___ Smith : STAN
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Launch : BEGIN
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It's sold in bars : SOAP
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A abroad : EIN
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Modern company category : TELECOM
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A abroad : UNE
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Modified : RETOOLED
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Like British bishops : MITRED
33
Time to attack : HHOUR
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2004 P.G.A. Player of the Year : SINGH
35
Dreamliner developer : BOEING
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Miss Gulch miffed her : AUNTIEEM
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Ovidian openings : ORA
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Contact lens solutions : SALINES
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N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
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Home on the range: Var. : TIPI
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Moselle feeder, to Moselle natives : SARRE
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South-of-the-border spouses: Abbr. : SRAS
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End of ___ : ANERA
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36-Down, por ejemplo : RIO
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Island in the East China Sea : MATSU
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1995 Annie Lennox hit : NOMOREILOVEYOUS
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"Maybe yes, maybe no" : ICANTSAYFORSURE
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Be made up : CONSIST
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Worried about, slangily : SWEATED
Down
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Anti : OPPOSER
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Satan, to Scots : CLOOTIE
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Fictional swinger : TARZANTHEAPEMAN
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When some people retire : ATTEN
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Sud's opposite : NORD
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___ T : TOA
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Whiny one : SNIVELER
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Infected : SEPTIC
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Chorus bit : TRA
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Lessor's list : RENTS
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Gloater's remark : EATYOURHEARTOUT
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Narrow, in a way : ONELANE
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Lineate : STRIPED
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Not impromptu : STAGED
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Caviar fish : BELUGAS
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Potential vote-getter : NOMINEE
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Pluto and others : TOONS
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Change places? : MINTS
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"___ get it!" : OHI
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___ Friday's : TGI
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Auto options : SUNROOFS
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Like some gardens : BOTANIC
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Ciudad Bolívar is on it : ORINOCO
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With lightness : AIRILY
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Wipeout? : ERASURE
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Bullyragged : MISUSED
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Driving aid, of sorts : LARIAT
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Hotel room amenities : IRONS
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___ lot (is telling) : SAYSA
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First drawing class, perhaps : ARTI
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Only : MERE
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Mountain road section : ESS
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Binding declaration : VOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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