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New York Times, Friday, October 20, 2006

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
The "gods" in "Chariots of the Gods?," in brief
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Early.
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© 2006, The New York Times10/20/06 ( No. 20,800 )
Across
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Suit protector? : GOLDENPARACHUTE
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2003 Pancho Villa portrayer : ANTONIOBANDERAS
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Some European political leaders : SOCIALDEMOCRATS
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Book of the Book of Mormon : ENOS
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Powers that be : INS
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Spread stick : OLEO
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French shaker contents : SEL
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Large number : SCAD
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Exerciser's target : ABS
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Word repeated in "The Whiffenpoof Song" : BAA
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Something that might roll over, briefly : IRA
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J.F.K.'s U.N. ambassador : AES
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Statement subsequently belied : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
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Locale of more than 50 volcanoes : ALEUTIANISLANDS
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Classic piano tune first recorded in 1921 : KITTENONTHEKEYS
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The "gods" in "Chariots of the Gods?," in brief : ETS
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Lover of Orion : EOS
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Places where organs may be seen: Abbr. : ORS
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Radio station expense : CDS
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Charge of Moses : JEWS
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Letter getters: Abbr. : POS
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Goldfish in "Pinocchio" : CLEO
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Claret alternative, briefly : ZIN
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It's drawn for the dirty : BATH
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Isn't pleasant to remember : LEAVESABADTASTE
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Illegally : UNDERTHECOUNTER
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Time in Times Square : EASTERNSTANDARD
Down
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Exhausts, say : GASES
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"___ hand …" : ONONE
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Blake on "M*A*S*H," e.g. : LTCOL
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Two, in Brazil : DOIS
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Nonexistent : NIL
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Conductors' places : PODIA
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Evening, in Emden : ABEND
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Natural butters : RAMS
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"Is that ___?" : ANO
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Agcy. founded to help fight malaria : CDC
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Lengthy meals? : HEROS
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Orsk is on it : URAL
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Poet who wrote the novel "The Fathers" : TATE
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Brand with a tiger mascot : ESSO
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Like some onions : SAUTEED
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Ones associated with wheels and deals : CASINOS
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Where you may see a bust : ARTSHOW
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Crybabies : BAWLERS
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Spell : BOUT
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Start of a 20 Questions question : ISIT
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1948 Chemistry Nobelist Tiselius : ARNE
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Swirl : EDDY
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Deflation indicator : SSSS
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Deceptive play : FAKE
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Hopped off : ALIT
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Team with a bridge in its logo : METS
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Its flag has a big white circle in the middle : LAOS
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Novelist Packer : ANN
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Kentucky ___, annual Louisville race : OAKS
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Really fancy : COVET
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Is in harmony : JIBES
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Pass : ENACT
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Kind of salad : PASTA
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Lustrous fur : OTTER
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Dig discovery: Var. : SHERD
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Lead : CLUE
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River through Yakutsk : LENA
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St. Louis bridge designer : EADS
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Paula of CNN : ZAHN
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Company : BAND
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Long intro? : ERE
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Symphony score abbr. : STR
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Beyond medical help, for short : DOA
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Beer holder : TUN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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