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New York Times, Saturday, October 15, 2005

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 20,430 )
Across
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Like some Old Masters : FLEMISH
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Epithets : LABELS
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Flop : LAYANEGG
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Complete circuit : ONELAP
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Runner's place : ICESKATE
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"Casablanca" words repeated before "as if it were the last time" : KISSME
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Not hard : MOLTEN
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Flexible fastener : TWISTTIE
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Pickled : FRIED
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11-member grp. : CSA
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Public debt instrument : EBOND
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18-Across speaker : LUND
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Top : SHIRT
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Amalfi articles : UNAS
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Better than O.K. : DARNGOOD
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Cantina request : MARGARITANOSALT
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Wilde and Yeats : IRISHMEN
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___-jongg : MAH
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Trudge : SLOG
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Range rover : STEER
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Shelter dug into a hillside : ABRI
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Itty bits : IOTAS
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Geezers' grunts : EHS
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"___ of the Times" (1966 Petula Clark hit) : ASIGN
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Automated answering machine base : MAINMENU
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Petulance : SPLEEN
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"Likewise" : IDOTOO
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"Out of the question" : NOCHANCE
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Cut : LESION
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Sleeper, for one : TRAINCAR
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Builds : ERECTS
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Arch sites : INSTEPS
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Hustle : FLIMFLAM
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Port from which the Spanish Armada departed in 1588 : LACORUNA
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Goth's look enhancer : EYELINER
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Like a brig : MASTED
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Final, as a deal : INKED
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Penn name : SEAN
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Info request from a computer dating service: Abbr. : HGT
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Evildoer of Asgard : LOKI
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Dill relative : ANISE
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Cronies : BESTBUDS
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Catcher for Whitey in the 1960's Yankees : ELSTON
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Veneer : LAMINA
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Floors it : SPEEDS
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Becomes competitive : GETSINTHEHUNT
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Military practice : WARGAMES
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Name : CHRISTEN
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Pinned attire : SARIS
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Skin refresher : TONER
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Org. whose first president general was first lady Caroline Harrison : DAR
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Suffix with ball : OON
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Walloping : GIGANTIC
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Atmosphere : AMBIENCE
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Fund designation : LARGECAP
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Dilutants : THINNERS
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Float like a butterfly, say : SIMILE
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Construction machine : LOADER
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Not on the level : ASLANT
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Utah senator who lent his name to a 1930 tariff act : SMOOT
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Prey for a ladybug : APHIS
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Time immemorial : EONS
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View by computer tomography : SCAN
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"… ___ quit!" : ORI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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