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New York Times, Saturday, October 1, 2005

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1001 ( 20,416 )
Across
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Sting, basically : TRAP
5
Vera Miles, in 1948 : MISSKANSAS
15
City surrounded on two sides by Toiyabe National Forest : RENO
16
"Is this really my fault?" : AMITOBLAME
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About : ASTO
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House style : SPLITLEVEL
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Video store section : SCIFI
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It opens Letterman's "Viewer Mail" : LETTERONE
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Berkshire, e.g. : HOG
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It might get busted : BRONCO
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Wrestler Flair, 10-time N.W.A. world heavyweight champion : RIC
26
Straight up : TRUENORTH
28
Jake's lover in "The Sun Also Rises" : BRETT
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Hearty meat dish : VEALSTEW
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Bunch of sitcom characters : BRADYS
32
Fellahs : MACS
33
Stretched out : LAIN
34
Calf muscle : SOLEUS
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Upset : MALDEMER
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Online greeting : ECARD
42
Pontiff for just 26 days in 1605 : POPELEOXI
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Choice for un votant : NON
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___ track : TENURE
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Drink that's stirred : NOG
46
Bird of the American Arctic that migrates south : SNOWGOOSE
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Forger : SMITH
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Mistaken : INTHEWRONG
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Hard ___ : ATIT
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Zip : NOTONEIOTA
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More than a little off : LOCO
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Scooby-Doo and others : GREATDANES
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1979 revolution locale : IRAN
Down
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"Masterpiece Theatre" it ain't : TRASHTV
2
Change from a hit to an error, say : RESCORE
3
West Indies island : ANTIGUA
4
Disappearing word : POOF
5
Humanities degs. : MAS
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Entreats : IMPLORES
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Start to write? : SILENTW
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Laugh maker : STITCH
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Actor Yaphet ___, of TV's "Homicide" : KOTTO
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Equipped : ABLE
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What an A is not : NLER
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Took pleasure in : SAVORED
13
Shower cap at a motel, maybe : AMENITY
14
Culls : SELECTS
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1930's-50's Arab ruler : IBNSAUD
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Univ. military programs : ROTCS
27
Hunter with a middle initial of J : ELMER
28
Shows disdain : BRIDLES
29
Indian dignitary : RANEE
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John Deere product : BALER
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Los Angeles suburb : LAPUENTE
34
Picking up : SENSING
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Reagan Supreme Court nominee : OCONNOR
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1961 Michelangelo Antonioni film a k a "The Night" : LANOTTE
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Seasonal recurrence : MONSOON
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Watch : MONITOR
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Carnival displays : EXOTICA
40
"You said it!" : RIGHTON
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Home of the Chiefs in minor-league baseball : PEORIA
44
Hooked up and left : TOWED
47
"Now that's awesome!" : WHOA
48
Chap : GENT
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Landlocked land of 12 million : MALI
52
Bunch of fun : GAS

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

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