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New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 2006

Author:
Norma Johnson & Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Johnson. This is puzzle # 166 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 20,795 )
Across
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Slanted : ITALIC
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Silly smile : SIMPER
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"Le Rhinocéros" playwright : IONESCO
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Protracted prayer : NOVENA
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Relative of a rhododendron : AZALEA
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Start of a hole : TEESHOT
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Job for a ballroom dance instructor? : LEADINGLADIES
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Refuse to help in the garden? : COMPOST
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Is in the Vatican : EST
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Sing ___ Daily, major Hong Kong newspaper : TAO
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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"Nonsense!" : PAH
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Internet message : ENOTE
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Discovery accompaniers : AHAS
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Job for a lingerie salesclerk? : PACKINGSLIPS
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Popeye, for one : TAR
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Divine : FORETELL
41
Jimjams : DTS
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Sainted pope called "the Great" : LEOI
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No. of People, say : ISS
44
Start of Idaho's motto : ESTO
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Anatomical enclosure : SAC
47
Banks on : TRUSTSIN
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Vegetable with sushi : UDO
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Officer who may not be in uniform : NARC
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Elects : OPTS
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Bus. runners : MGMT
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Job for a coffee shop employee? : DUMPINGGROUNDS
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Base approval : YESSIR
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Shrinks' org. : APA
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Modern music genre : EMO
68
Blocks : OPPOSES
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Mucho : LOTSA
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Mass. summer setting : EDT
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"Family ___" : FEUD
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Decorate, as a 54-Down : ICE
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It rolls on a Rolls : TYRE
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127-Down grp. : ACC
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PC user's shortcut : MACRO
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Fearsome weapon : POLEAXE
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Martinmas's mo. : NOV
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Grind : RUT
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Miscellany : OTHERS
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Job for a high school teacher? : WORKINGCLASSES
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Diamond of note : NEIL
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Bite : TANG
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Suffix with super : ETTE
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Info at SFO : ETA
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"Forget it" : NOMATTER
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Sermon subject : SIN
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Man chaser? : OWAR
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Fix : RIG
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"___ take arms ..." : ORTO
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Queen of the fairies : MAB
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Rosencrantz or Guildenstern, in "Hamlet" : COURTIER
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Least bit : RAP
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Job for an architect? : DRAWINGROOMS
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Roughly : ORSO
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Yawning : AGAPE
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What a keeper may keep : INN
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Poetic ending with how : EER
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Idled : SAT
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The Divine, to da Vinci : DIO
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"With All Disrespect" essayist : TRILLIN
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Job for a business tycoon? : RUNNINGBOARDS
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Supremely spooky : EERIEST
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Skirts : EVADES
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Putter's near-miss : LIPOUT
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Jilts : DESERTS
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Mixture of many spices, in Indian cookery : MASALA
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Ties a no-frills knot? : ELOPES
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Green : INLEAF
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It has a tip for a ballerina : TOESHOE
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Rama and Krishna, e.g. : AVATARS
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Was up : LED
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Quick approval: Abbr. : INIT
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Appetite whetter : CANAPE
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Baseball's Maglie : SAL
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"The Compleat Angler" author Walton : IZAAK
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Siege site of 1936-39 : MADRID
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Flexible : PLIANT
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Extra-wide spec : EEE
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Farriers' tools : RASPS
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Most eager to go : ITCHIEST
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Antipoverty agcy. : OEO
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Moriarty, to Holmes : NEMESIS
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X Games airer : ESPN
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Job for a film photographer? : SHOOTINGSTARS
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Multi-Emmy-winning NBC sportscaster : COSTAS
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Bewhiskered animals : OTTERS
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Subject heading for strategizers : GOALS
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In a tizzy : ALLUPSET
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Party prep : SETUP
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Worrisome mechanical sound : CLANG
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Prime meridian std. : GST
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Kids' jumping game : POTSY
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Absolutely fabulous : TODIEFOR
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Italian sweetheart : CARO
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Farm measures : RODS
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"___ Excited" (Pointer Sisters hit) : IMSO
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"This one's ___" : ONME
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More cordlike : ROPIER
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See 74-Across : CUPCAKE
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Flub : MISCUE
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Development sites : TRACTS
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Subordinate deity, in classical myth : DAEMON
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Modernize : UPDATE
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Job for a dating service counselor? : MATCHINGPAIRS
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Ascend : GOUP
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"You can't get out this way" : NOEXIT
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Lift : ELEVATOR
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Harmony : SYNC
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Where some major arteries go : DOWNTOWN
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Medea, for one : ROLE
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Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
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Box : LOGE
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Certain specialty docs : ENTS
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See 108-Down : STARR
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Competitor of State Farm : GEICO
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Handled : SAWTO
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Disgraces : ATTAINTS
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Hobbyist with toy trains, e.g. : MODELER
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J.F.K. debater in 1960 : RMN
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Chinese restaurant sign : NOMSG
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Help from on high : AIRDROP
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What's left : RESIDUE
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Steamy, maybe : RRATED
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"Hear, hear!" : IAGREE
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Early NASA rockets : AGENAS
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With 86-Down, popular serial comic strip beginning in 1940 : BRENDA
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Functional : USABLE
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Settles down for the night : ROOSTS
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Against a thing, legally : INREM
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Cantilevered window : ORIEL
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Dancer's dip : PLIE
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It might make you a sweater : TOIL
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Suffix with spiritual : IST
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The Cavaliers of coll. football : UVA
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Hush-hush grp. : NSA
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Mil. mail depot : APO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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