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New York Times, Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 20,797 )

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Across
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___-Seltzer : ALKA
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Serb or Pole : SLAV
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Botanical gardens display : FLORA
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"Metropolis" director Fritz : LANG
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Astronomical effect : HALO
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Car that spends too much time in the shop : LEMON
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Brain passage : ITER
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Bygone award? : EXCITATION
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Star : CELEB
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Plenty : ALOT
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Ring decision, briefly : TKO
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Schwarzenegger, today? : EXTERMINATOR
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What a handkerchief may wipe away : TEAR
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Turnstile locale : SUBWAY
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Former train station attendants? : EXPORTERS
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Bridgestones or Michelins : TIRES
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So-so grade : CEE
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Sam who was a three-time Masters champ : SNEAD
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Dander : IRE
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Wee hour : ONEAM
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Farm equipment that's been put to another use? : EXTRACTOR
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Italian automaker since 1906 : LANCIA
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Old customs? : EXTRADITIONS
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Court figures, briefly : DAS
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Pennsylvania port : ERIE
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Unlikely race winner : SNAIL
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Executive at American Motors or Enron, e.g.? : EXPOSITION
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One of the Aleutians : ATKA
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Author ___ Neale Hurston : ZORA
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Nerd : GEEK
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Bar, legally : ESTOP
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Mongolian tent : YURT
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Gaelic : ERSE
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One of TV's "honeymooners" : ALICE
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Kind of paint : LATEX
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Prepared to pray, say : KNELT
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Accept : AGREETO
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Ursula Andress film : SHE
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West Coast air hub : LAX
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___ Highway (old 1,500-mile route) : ALCAN
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"There you have it!" : VOILA
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Complete and direct, as a denial : FLATOUT
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Rent : LET
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Skip : OMIT
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Knight's neighbor : ROOK
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Little ones : TOTS
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Gym floor covers : MATS
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Singer Cara : IRENE
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Diamond stat. : RBI
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Legal order : WRIT
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Prefix with -naut : AERO
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Belgian river : YSER
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Area of E.P.A. purview: Abbr. : ECOL
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TV's warrior princess : XENA
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Round end of a hammer : PEEN
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Alternative to Rover : REX
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Full and happy : SATED
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Eins + zwei : DREI
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Big name in hardware stores : ACE
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Befuddles : MIXESUP
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Crafts' partner : ARTS
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Just-made-up word : COINAGE
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Posh : RITZY
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English quintet : AEIOU
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Cowboy film : OATER
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Popular footwear : NIKES
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Quench : SLAKE
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Hockey feint : DEKE
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Fires : AXES
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Public scene cause : SPAT
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John Lennon's adopted middle name : ONO
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Bruin legend : ORR
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Turner of note : NAT

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

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