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New York Times, Thursday, October 13, 2005

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 14, Columns: 14 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1013 ( 20,428 )

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Across
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One born near the Butt of Lewis : SCOT
5
Dish eaten with a spork : SLAW
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Dark-skinned fruit : SLOE
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One-sixth of an inch : PICA
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Lose power : WANE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Ronnie : LOTT
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Helpful multiple-choice answer : ATHISISNTRIGHT
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"I think we should" : YESLETS
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"Later" : SEEYOU
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Important licensing org. : FCC
22
Chums : BUDS
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Helpful multiple-choice answer : BNEITHERISTHIS
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Much of suburbia : LAWNS
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Bit of butter : PAT
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Nomadic warrior of the Old West : UTE
33
Sugar suffix : OSE
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Darn : SEW
35
Swiss Alp : EIGER
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Helpful multiple-choice answer : CTRYTHENEXTONE
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Life instinct, to Freud : EROS
42
Aves. : STS
43
Echevarría who played Santa Ana in 2004's "The Alamo" : EMILIO
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Prepare for a wild ride : STRAPIN
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Helpful multiple-choice answer ... or is it? : DALLOFTHEABOVE
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"True!" : ISSO
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Inventor, of a sort : LIAR
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Cheers : OLES
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Opening for peace talks : THAW
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Trees used to make archery bows : YEWS
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Baseball's Eddie, 1952 All-Star for the Senators : YOST
Down
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Fix, in a way : SPAY
2
Formally honor : CITE
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Newspaperman Arthur ___ Sulzberger : OCHS
4
Car brake light holder, once : TAILFIN
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It's often flipped : SWITCH
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Sweetheart : LASS
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Arbor leader : ANN
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Diver's duds : WETSUIT
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Least straightforward : SLIEST
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Mentally sluggish : LOGY
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Roman emperor for just three months : OTHO
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Accusatory words : ETTU
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Divisions : SECTS
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Cold war enemy : REDS
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Muscle : BRAWN
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Like-minded individuals : BLOC
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Creator of the Tammany Hall tiger : NAST
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The America's Cup trophy, e.g. : EWER
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They're guarded at the Olympics : EPEES
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Boss of fashion : HUGO
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Calif.-Fla. route : ITEN
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Like the Sahara : SERE
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Kind of pie : SHOOFLY
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Seconds : EXTRA
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Printing on some cigar wrappers : ITSABOY
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Chicken : YELLOW
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Charlie's Angels, e.g. : TRIO
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Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
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Computer menu option : EDIT
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Whiskey fermenter : MASH
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Requester of "As Time Goes By" : ILSA
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Writer of "Saint Joan" : SHAW
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Word before field or shirt : POLO
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Name on many prints : IVES
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Diet of worms locale? : NEST
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Draw : TIE

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

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