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New York Times, Tuesday, October 10, 2006

One often leaving his initial behind

Author:
Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Hinman.
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© 2006, The New York Times10/10/06 ( No. 20,790 )
Across
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Auto amenities, for short : ACS
4
Baseball and football star Sanders : DEION
9
Having one's jaw dropped : INAWE
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Wish undone : RUE
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___-Detoo : ARTOO
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Was rude at a dance : CUTIN
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Black cats and dark clouds, e.g. : OMENS
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Reverse of post- : PRE
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Doesn't just ask : BEGS
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Bubkes : NIL
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Craft over Niagara Falls? : BARREL
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45, for one : DISC
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Nine-to-five activity : JOB
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Chance to get on base : ATBAT
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One often leaving his initial behind : ZORRO
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Lao-tzu principle : TAO
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Trading org. : NYSE
46
Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Josh : KID
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Way, way off : AFAR
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Friend of Morpheus in "The Matrix" : NEO
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Some sports commentary : COLOR
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Of base 8 : OCTAL
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Theater employee : USHER
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Where S.F. is : CAL
69
Busts : RAIDS
70
Shows its age, as wallpaper : PEELS
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Quaker possessive : THY
Down
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Traffic director : ARROW
2
Former New York 53-Down : CUOMO
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Rats' milieu : SEWER
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Ted of "Becker" : DANSON
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Piece of work? : ERG
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"Is ___, Lord?" : ITI
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Pizazz : OOMPH
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Easy : NOPROB
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Stuff in trays : ICE
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Start of a David Letterman countdown : NUMBERTEN
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Done to ___ : ATEE
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Building extension : WING
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Warring Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Not Dem. or Rep. : IND
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Luke's sister, in "Star Wars" : LEIA
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Golfer Vijay Singh's homeland : FIJI
25
Thrombosis cause : CLOT
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Start of some juice blend names : CRAN
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Online flea market : EBAY
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Back muscles, for short : LATS
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Baker's no. : DOZ
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Device with a Nano model : IPOD
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Pretty agile for one's age : SPRY
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Southern treat : CORNBREAD
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"Wanna ___?" : BET
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Not just "a" : THE
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Fly high : SOAR
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Acorn sites : OAKS
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Straight man, for a comedian : FOIL
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Phoenix five : SUNS
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Busy : TIEDUP
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Room treatments : DECORS
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Bing, bang or boom : NOISE
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Statehouse V.I.P. : GOV
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President-___ : ELECT
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Grammy winner Jones : NORAH
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How deadpan jokes are delivered : DRYLY
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Love, in Lima : AMOR
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Kind of tax that funds Soc. Sec. : FICA
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Prefix with body : ANTI
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"Kidnapped" monogram : RLS
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Word for half of hurricanes : SHE
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Cartoon film art : CEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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