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New York Times, Monday, October 23, 2006

Author:
John Calvin Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
What 20-, 29-, 44- and 53-Across are of each other
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John Calvin Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Williams. Monday freshness: 25%
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© 2006, The New York Times10/23/6 ( No. 20,803 )
Across
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End place for many a car accident : DITCH
6
Mire : BOG
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"Shhh!" : QUIET
14
Novelist Calvino : ITALO
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Bother : ADO
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The "U" of UHF : ULTRA
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Astronaut's attire : GSUIT
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Fluffy scarf : BOA
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Go into : ENTER
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Not the real Charlie of Star-Kist ads? : IMPOSTERTUNA
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Big part of an elephant : EAR
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Ambulance worker, for short : EMT
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Tetley product : TEA
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Vintage French wines? : MATUREPINOTS
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Rabble-rouse : AGITATE
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Inexperienced in : NEWAT
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Italian volcano : ETNA
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Assistant in a con game : SHILL
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Nix by Nixon, e.g. : VETO
40
Mire : SWAMP
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Peanuts : GOOBERS
44
1960's sitcom ghoul on the terrace? : PATIOMUNSTER
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1976 and 2001, e.g.: Abbr. : YRS
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Sunbather's shade : TAN
49
Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Korean automaker : KIA
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What 20-, 29-, 44- and 53-Across are of each other : PERMUTATIONS
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Actress Sarandon : SUSAN
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Prank : ANTIC
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Lower, as the lights : DIM
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Stirred up : RILED
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With feigned shyness : COYLY
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Reverse of WNW : ESE
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Trap : SNARE
Down
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"Start eating!" : DIGIN
2
Reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
3
Brownish gray : TAUPE
4
Annual award named for a Muse : CLIO
5
Stressful spot : HOTSEAT
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The Sultan of Swat : BABERUTH
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Smell : ODOR
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Uncle Sam facial feature : GOATEE
9
Director Tarantino : QUENTIN
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Major defense contractor : ITT
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"But I heard him exclaim, ___ he ..." : ERE
13
Driveway surface : TAR
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Bye-byes : TATAS
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Referee : UMP
26
Pisa landmark : TOWER
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French political divisions : ETATS
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Regarding : ASTO
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City on Biscayne Bay : MIAMI
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Have the throne : REIGN
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Emphatic no : NEVER
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In armed conflict : ATWAR
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Pesky swarm : GNATS
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Lollygag : LOSETIME
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Effectiveness : POTENCY
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Racetrack habitués : BETTORS
45
Deface : MAR
46
Like beds before housekeeping : UNMADE
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Australian "bear" : KOALA
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Word before tube or circle : INNER
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Off the direct course : ASIDE
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Bucket : PAIL
54
"Exodus" author : URIS
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Poker player's declaration : IMIN
56
Anatomical pouch : SAC
57
Tres – dos : UNO
58
Muddy enclosure : STY

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