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New York Times, Monday, October 10, 2005

Author:
Holden Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Holden Baker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1010 ( 20,425 )
Across
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Swimming units : LAPS
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Not tight : LOOSE
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Possess : HAVE
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Geometry calculation : AREA
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City on the Missouri : OMAHA
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Laurel or Musial : STAN
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VCR button : RESET
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Pastrami purveyor : DELI
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Actor Quaid transgressed : DENNISSINNED
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Giant Hall-of-Famer : OTT
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Not as much : LESS
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Condoleezza Rice's department : STATE
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Bongos : DRUMS
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Two-striper in the Army: Abbr. : CPL
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Draft org. : SSS
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Frontiersman Boone did some carpentry : DANIELNAILED
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Bridge : SPAN
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St. Nick : SANTA
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Capital on a fjord : OSLO
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Actor Hickman showed boredom : DWAYNEYAWNED
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Fuel economy stat. : MPG
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Non-earthlings, for short : ETS
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Asinine : INANE
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Move on all fours : CRAWL
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Hydrofluoric ___ : ACID
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Exxon product : GAS
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President Ford stared fiercely : GERALDGLARED
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As a czar, he was terrible : IVAN
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Home of the University of Maine : ORONO
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___ Romeo (sports car) : ALFA
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Olympic sled : LUGE
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Assign to, as blame : PINON
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Potting material : SOIL
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Popular jeans : LEES
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Fencing weapons : EPEES
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Very large : HUGE
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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"But is it ___?" : ART
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Vegetable that rolls : PEA
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Hourglass contents : SAND
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Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
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Black cats, to the superstitious : OMENS
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Caravan's stop : OASIS
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"___ a Lady" (Tom Jones hit) : SHES
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Diner sign : EATS
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Lacked, briefly : HADNT
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Sporting venues : ARENAS
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Gentlemen's gentlemen : VALETS
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Omits, in pronunciation : ELIDES
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Ultimatum ender : ELSE
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Man or Wight : ISLE
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___ and ends : ODDS
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Links hazard : TRAP
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Albacore or yellowfin : TUNA
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Intellect : MIND
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Hit with a ticket : CITE
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Thespian production : PLAY
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Future D.A.'s exam : LSAT
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Ayes' opposite : NAYS
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Cape ___, Mass. : ANN
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Low in spirits : DOWN
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Hose problem : SNAG
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___ the Hyena : LENA
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Praiseful poems : ODES
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Place to make a wish : WELL
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Assistant : AIDE
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Montreal university : MCGILL
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Advance look, informally : PREVUE
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It may have a remote-activated door : GARAGE
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Declines : WANES
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"Home ___," Macaulay Culkin movie : ALONE
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Tippy craft : CANOE
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Numbered clubs : IRONS
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Latest news, slangily : DOPE
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Stagehand : GRIP
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Sprinter's event : DASH
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Singer Rawls : LOU
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Tiniest amount to care : FIG
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"Cakes and ___" (Maugham novel) : ALE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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