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New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 20,811 )
Across
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Clear of stale odors, maybe : AERATE
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Early Ford : MODELA
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Catastrophic : RUINOUS
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Genetic shapes : HELIXES
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Dracula's least favorite citations? : CROSSREFERENCES
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Asian occasion : TET
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Tiny bit : TAD
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"Well, ___ had it!" : IVE
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Swedish-based furniture chain : IKEA
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Cozy inn, briefly : BANDB
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Puts to work : USES
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Historian Thomas who wrote "The French Revolution" : CARLYLE
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Drifting : AIMLESS
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1950 film noir classic : DOA
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___-X : GEN
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Dracula's least favorite sporting event? : PREAKNESSSTAKES
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Grand Cherokee, e.g.: Abbr. : SUV
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Ink dispenser? : OCTOPUS
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Night school subj. : ESL
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Sound at a salon : SNIP
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Lascivious sort : SATYR
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Longtime Magic 8 Ball maker : TYCO
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"Pale" drinks : ALES
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Actress Sorvino : MIRA
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Staggering : AREEL
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Maple product : SAP
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Dracula's least favorite time? : DAYLIGHTSAVINGS
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Unreturnable serve : ACE
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Golf reservation : TEETIME
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Elephant grp. : GOP
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Kind of school : MED
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Doesn't fold : STAYSIN
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Aves. : STS
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Frigid : ARCTIC
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California's motto : EUREKA
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One who's revolting? : RIOTER
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Reply to a ques. : ANS
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How-___ (handy books) : TOS
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Prefix with Asian : EUR
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French sea : MER
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Rousing cheer : OLE
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Kipling's "Gunga ___" : DIN
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Cut out : EXCISE
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"Frasier" actress Jane : LEEVES
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Size up : ASSESS
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Hairs on a caterpillar : SETAE
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Ibsen's "___ Gabler" : HEDDA
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Idol follower : FAN
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Robert of Broadway's "Guys and Dolls" : ALDA
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White wines : BLANCS
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Sequel to Kerouac's "On the Road" : BIGSUR
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One out on a limb? : ULNA
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John left Cynthia for her : YOKO
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"Miracle" team of 1969 : METS
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Ltr. additions : PSS
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Compete in track : RUNARACE
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Having a mean, mean look : EVILEYED
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Pilot's prediction: Abbr. : ETA
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Tosspot : SOT
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007, for one : SPY
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Janitor's belt attachments : KEYRINGS
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Snail at Chez Jacques : ESCARGOT
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Warning in a school zone : SLO
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Stage after a sunburn : PEEL
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Disneyland's Enchanted ___ Room : TIKI
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Narrow cuts : SLITS
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Whiz : MAVEN
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Comic Sandler : ADAM
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Home to the 29-Down : SHEA
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Trial fig. : ATTY
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Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
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Nile snakes : ASPS
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Pick up : GET
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French friend : AMI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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