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New York Times, Saturday, October 14, 2006

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 20,794 )

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Across
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Hospitable host's invitation : SITASPELL
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Maid in "Die Fledermaus" : ADELE
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Notable return of 1969 : APOLLOXII
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Kick back : RELAX
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Modern flapper : PARTYGIRL
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Old "It's smart to be thrifty" sloganeer : MACYS
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Form 1099 amt. : INT
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Codswallop : TRIPE
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"Snakes on a Plane" menace : ASP
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Some bottled waters : DASANIS
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Stuff sold in rolls : SOD
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
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Part of an 800 collect call number : ATT
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Japanese aborigine : AINU
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Planners' paths : STRATEGICROUTES
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Intro to ancient history? : WHENIWASYOURAGE
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Numbers on the radio? : ARBITRONRATINGS
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Supply center? : PEES
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Blonde ___ : ALE
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M. equivalent : SIG
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___ volatile (pungent-smelling solution) : SAL
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Black-and-white flash? : APB
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Pigged out : ATEALOT
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Writer LeShan : EDA
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Comparable to a rose : ASRED
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___ dye : AZO
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City of Invention : AKRON
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George W. Bush, for one : ELDESTSON
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Not made of brass : TIMID
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Like Argus : ALLSEEING
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Louis Quatorze, for example : STYLE
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Pressed flowers, perhaps : KEEPSAKES
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Pleasing to the palate : SAPID
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"Brusha, brusha, brusha" brand : IPANA
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Stuff of which some suits are made : TORTS
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___-weekly (newspaper type) : ALT
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Like some devils : SLY
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Hawaiian juice brand that lent its name to a 1990's fad : POG
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Leavings : EXITS
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Line into N.Y.C. : LIRR
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Burlesque legend seen in "The Naked and the Dead" : LILISTCYR
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Packing : ARMED
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Bona ___ (goddess also called Fauna) : DEA
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Yosemite peak : ELCAPITAN
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Fails : LAYSANEGG
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Members of an old union : EXSPOUSES
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Entree from the oven : POTROAST
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Self-titled 1991 female debut album : ALANIS
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Playground yell : NOTIT
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Postgame treatments for pitchers : ICEWRAPS
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French river that was the site of three W.W. I battles : AISNE
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Capella's constellation : AURIGA
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Trade places : SWAPSEATS
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Something darn useful? : THREADKIT
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Ragtag force, say : REBELARMY
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Reading event? : GAOLBREAK
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Certain navel : OUTIE
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Owner of The History Channel : AANDE
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Buffalo : ADDLE
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Kind of surgery : LASIK
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Ultraviolet light filter : OZONE
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Home bartender's tool : TONGS
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Self-descriptive French name : ELLE
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See 57-Down : OIL
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Power tested with Zener cards : ESP
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French possessive : SES
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With 53-Down, ingredient in some soaps : TEA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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