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New York Times, Monday, October 17, 2005

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 20,432 )

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Across
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Unravel, as a cord : FRAY
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Hand support : RAIL
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Fissures : RIFTS
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Christmas season : YULE
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To be, in Toulon : ETRE
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Messages via MSN.com, e.g. : EMAIL
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"___ small world!" : ITSA
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Extended family : CLAN
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Backside : FANNY
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Old-fashioned : HORSEANDBUGGY
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Nonverbal O.K.'s : NODS
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Author Harper ___ : LEE
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Amer. soldiers : GIS
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Result of a hung jury, maybe : RETRIAL
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Fit ___ fiddle : ASA
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Fess up (to) : ADMIT
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Driver's lic. and such : IDS
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+ : PLUS
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Fundamental : MEATANDPOTATOES
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___ liquor : MALT
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Two halves : ONE
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"All in the Family" spinoff : MAUDE
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The whole ball of wax : ALL
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Mt. Rushmore material : GRANITE
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"Law & Order" fig. : DET
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Shipwreck signal : SOS
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Instrument hit with a hammer : GONG
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Petty : NICKELANDDIME
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Lethal snake : COBRA
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Yankee nickname starting 2004 : AROD
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Workbench attachment : VISE
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"Doe, __, a female …" : ADEER
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Sagan or Sandburg : CARL
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Glimpse : ESPY
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It might be 18 oz. on a cereal box : NETWT
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Safe sword : EPEE
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___ the wiser : NONE
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Memo letters : FYI
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Justice ___ Bader Ginsburg : RUTH
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By the same token : ALSO
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Long (for) : YEARN
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Ebb : RECEDE
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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Tehran's land : IRAN
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What usurers do : LEND
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Gas up again : REFUEL
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Spitting ___ : IMAGE
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Weapon of 59-Across : FANG
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Wee : TINY
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Underhanded : SLY
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After a fashion, informally : SORTA
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Really good time : BLAST
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Alpha, beta, ___ … : GAMMA
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Wee : SMALL
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Turn red, as a strawberry : RIPEN
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Wedding vow : IDO
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Not silently : ALOUD
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Luxury leather : SUEDE
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Liability's opposite : ASSET
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Cousin ___ of "The Addams Family" : ITT
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School fund-raising grp. : PTA
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Like the Vikings : NORSE
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Genetic stuff : DNA
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Change, as the Constitution : AMEND
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Fun park car : GOKART
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Tune out : IGNORE
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Walk like a little 'un : TODDLE
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It fits into a nut : SCREW
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First, as a name : GIVEN
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Lymph bump : NODE
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"Yeah, sure" : IBET
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Open fabric : LACE
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Amount not to care : ARAP
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Soybean paste : MISO
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Armchair athlete's channel : ESPN
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Pop-top's place : CAN
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Storm's center : EYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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