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New York Times, Thursday, October 26, 2006

Author:
Todd McClary and Dave Tuller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dave Tuller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. McClary. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1026 ( 20,806 )
Across
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User's treatment : REHAB
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
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Sister of Melpomene : ERATO
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Galileo's birthplace : PISA
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Honey : BABE
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See 59-Down : DEEMWORTHY
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Ye ___ … : OLDE
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Many a cat lover's acquisition : STRAY
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Bungle : FOULUP
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Blubber : SOB
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German "I" : ICH
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Contents of some beds : LETTUCE
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City founded by Cadmus : THEBES
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Something with many seats: Abbr. : GOVT
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Basketball pos. : CTR
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Quechua speakers : INCAS
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Air cells in the lung : ALVEOLI
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Fleece : ROOK
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Contemptuous expression : SNEER
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Signs : INKS
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Changed : MUTATED
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Product that prevents gas : BEANO
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"Boyz N the Hood" role : TRE
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Kind of round in a tournament, informally : ELIM
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"Now see here …" : LISTEN
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Mexican Indian tribe : HUASTEC
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Touch and go? : TAG
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Brain waves?: Abbr. : EEG
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Some belly buttons : INNIES
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Liking : SHINE
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Canceled : NOGO
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See 10-Down : TAKECAREOF
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Expert : GURU
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Parched : ARID
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Pop music's ___ Vanilli : MILLI
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Classic rock group with a name from Greek myth : STYX
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"Hercules" spinoff : XENA
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Sensation : ECLAT
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Person on the left : RED
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"For Lycidas is dead, dead ___ his prime": Milton : ERE
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Scottish "own" : HAE
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20 places? : ATMS
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Parts of some clowns' attire : BOWTIES
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Daily TV staple since 1986 : OPRAH
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Compassion : PITY
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Shade of blonde : ASH
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Reason for sneezin' : HAYFEVER
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Circa : ABOUT
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See 43-Down : HALLUCINATE
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Take aboard a U.F.O., perhaps : ABDUCT
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Movie theater annoyance : BEEPER
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Dungeons & Dragons creatures : ORCS
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"The Simpsons" bus driver : OTTO
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Brouhaha : STIR
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"It can't be!" : OHNO
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See 1-Down : BECOMEANGRY
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Cherished : LOVED
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Asian oil capital : BAKU
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Procter & Gamble brand : GLEEM
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Ludicrous : ANTIC
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Stays flat : LIES
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It's often around 6%-8% : SALESTAX
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Place to put a banjo : KNEE
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Number : SONG
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Head of Québec : TETE
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Celebrity : BIGNAME
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"Wheel of Fortune" category : THINGS
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Have a shortage : RUNOUT
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Secular : LAIC
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Dakota Indians : SIOUX
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1971 Robert Conrad series : THEDA
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Scrape : SKIN
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Speed skater Heiden : ERIC
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Occupy a position : ARE
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Certain turn : ELL
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Bribery suffix : OLA
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Be the right size : FIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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