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New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 2006

Author:
Michael Ashley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Ashley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0108 ( 20,515 )
Across
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Quakers or Shakers : SECT
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Old film magnate Zukor : ADOLPH
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Bill collector? : TILL
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Low-___ : CARB
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1940's-50's actress Raines : ELLA
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State bordered by the Colorado River : SONORA
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"It is my suggestion …" : ISAY
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Baseball star born in Santo Domingo : ALOU
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The marijuana dealer tried to … : RAISETHEPOT
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Confidentially : ENTRENOUS
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Wasted : BLOTTO
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The veterinarian tried to … : FEEDTHEKITTY
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Goes off : ERUPTS
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Title for a 50-Across : SRI
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Clinton or Dole: Abbr. : SEN
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Crosstown rival of the Bruins : USC
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Store outside a city? : ENSILE
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"When I was young …" : ONCE
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What markers may represent : DEBTS
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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Bette Midler and others : DIVAS
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All-wise one : SWAMI
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Bird feeder fill : SUET
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Canasta plays : MELDS
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Budapest-born conductor : SOLTI
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Flattens : IRONS
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Core of a PC : CPU
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Radiant : AGLOW
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Almost too much : ORNATE
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Awestruck : SHAKEN
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Bottom line figure : NETGAIN
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The arsonist tried to … : MATCHTHEANTES
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Shades of red : HENNAS
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Srs. may take it : GRE
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Shakespearean term of address : SIRRAH
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The demolitions expert tried to … : BREAKTHEHOUSE
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Fuel : STOKEUP
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Use over, as tea leaves : REBREW
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Sonata finales : RONDOS
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Tragic figure in Greek myth : NIOBE
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Ending with rest or fest : IVE
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Wheel on a spur : ROWEL
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Slip by : EVADE
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All-purpose connector : ANDOR
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Baklava ingredients : NUTS
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RCA competitor : SANYO
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Give a lift : ELATE
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It may get into deep water : DAM
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Old-fashioned adventure : GESTE
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Food for thought? : DATA
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Forward : REMAIL
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Urban gridwork: Abbr. : STS
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42-Down users, for short : EDS
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"Now I get it" : OHO
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Fox : NELLIE
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The artist tried to … : DRAWTHEFLUSH
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Keyboard commands : ENTERS
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National park in Colorado : MESAVERDE
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The hair stylist tried to … : CUTTHECARDS
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Angle (off) : VEER
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Patient wife of Sir Geraint : ENID
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Big bookseller : AMAZON
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Somalia-born supermodel : IMAN
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Louver feature : SLAT
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Somewhat, to Salieri : POCO
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Counters : REBUTS
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Miss : LASS
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1999 war combatant : SERB
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Ben Gurion arrival : ELAL
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Sister in myth : CLIO
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Refinement : TASTE
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Bowl over : ASTOUND
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Cry made with a head-slap : DOH
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What I will always be? : ONE
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Prune : LOP
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T.A.'s superior : PROF
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Is averse to : HATES
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Related to : TIEDINWITH
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"___ It Time" (1977 hit) : ISNT
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Plaster base : LATH
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Instruments played by 3-Down : LYRES
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Denture parts : CANINES
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Tremendously : ALOT
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50-0, e.g. : ROUT
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In use : BUSY
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Verb origin of suis and sont : ETRE
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Scratched (out) : EKED
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Taker of a bow? : EROS
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Electric flux symbols : PSIS
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Modern subscription service : TIVO
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Zigzag : SLALOM
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Frighten : UNMAN
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War tactic : SIEGE
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The telemarketer tried to … : CALLTHEBETS
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One of the ones waiting in "Waiting for Godot" : ESTRAGON
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Manuscript marks : CARETS
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Offshoot of punk rock : EMO
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The rodeo rider tried to … : BUCKTHEODDS
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Crow's home : TEPEE
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Gives an electric jolt : STUNS
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Supplement : INSERT
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Place marker : DOGEAR
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More stylish : SWANKER
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Go where one's not welcome : INTRUDE
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Title girl in a 1979 #1 hit : SHARONA
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Start of a full house declaration, maybe : ACESOVER
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Luke Skywalker's father : ANAKIN
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Paired up : INTWOS
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"No dice" : NAH
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Part of H.R.H. : HIS
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Big name in women's tennis : SERENA
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Raise, with "up" : BRING
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Song-and-dance special : REVUE
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"Unbelievable!" : HOLYTOLEDO
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Alternative education institute since the 1960's : ESALEN
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W.W. II menace : UBOAT
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Salon jobs : PERMS
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Ton of money : WAD
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Broad : DAME
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List ender : ETAL
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Popular late-night host : STEWART
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Home of the superhighways H1, H2 and H3 : OAHU
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Actresses Fulton and Brennan : EILEENS
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Ron Howard flick of 1999 : EDTV
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"The Mod Squad" role : LINC
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Wolf's prey : SHEEP
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"And the ___ goes to …" : OSCAR
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Web biz : ETAIL
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Auto lic. bureaus : DMVS
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Part of a Hollywood archive : REEL
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Fishing, perhaps : ASEA
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___ Laszlo skin care products : ERNO
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It helps prevent runs: Abbr. : FDIC
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Philosopher David : HUME
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First name in newspaper humor : ERMA
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Vitamin bottle info, for short : RDAS
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Personal ID's : SSNS
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Keyboard key : TAB
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China's Lao-___ : TZU
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In : HOT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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