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New York Times, Thursday, October 6, 2005

Author:
Daniel C. Bryant
Editor:
Will Shortz
14-Across : 1950 Asimov classic
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Daniel C. Bryant

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bryant.
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© 2005, The New York Times10/6/05 ( No. 20,421 )
Across
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Pepperdine University site : MALIBU
7
"___ little spice to your life" : ADDA
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Rotund : FAT
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1950 Asimov classic : IROBOT
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You name it : NOUN
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Blood-type letters : ABO
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Each animal has one in "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" : STANZA
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Crux : GIST
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Excessively : TOO
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Shakespearean bird call : OHWUTTIHWUT
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Devils and Angels, e.g. : TEAMS
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Highest score in baccarat : NINE
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Many an office has one : OATH
29
Forearm part : ULNA
30
Learns : ABSORBS
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"Laughed myself silly!" : TOOHATAHW
34
National Poetry Month : APRIL
38
Set of advantages : UPSIDE
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National airline of Afghanistan : ARIANA
40
Request on a memo from the boss : SEEME
41
Advice of patience : TUOTITIAW
44
Like some chest pain : ANGINAL
46
X ___ xylophone : ASIN
47
Engrave : ETCH
50
Ones making pantry raids? : ANTS
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They usually have two runners on : SLEDS
52
Radar's hometown, in "M*A*S*H" : AWOIAWMUTTO
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Kind of tax : SIN
56
Been in bed : LAIN
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Officially choose : ANOINT
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Epilogue : END
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Prong : TINE
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Item literally useful in reading the answers to 20-, 32-, 41- and 52-Across : MIRROR
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Late July birth : LEO
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Linear : ONED
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Nutso : SCREWY
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Start to take? : MIS
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___ nouveau : ART
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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___ Saud, founder of Saudi Arabia : IBN
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Yahoos : BOZOS
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Jazz venue : UTAH
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Worry : ANGUISH
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"Stop procrastinating!" : DOITNOW
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Close pitch : DUSTER
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No pro : ANTI
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Islamic declaration : FATWA
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"It's ___ time!" : ABOUT
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Kind of fairy : TOOTH
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N.Y. Liberty's org. : WNBA
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Ward site : HOSPITAL
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Ballet apparel : TUTUS
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Sneak off : ELOPE
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Dolphinfish : MAHIMAHI
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Grazed : ATE
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Italian port : BARI
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Bring up : RAISE
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Grants-___ : INAID
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Many yards : LAWNS
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Azores locale: Abbr. : ATL
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Bolivian underground? : TINMINE
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Off-key : UNTUNED
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Kiln : OAST
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"Sir ___ and the Green Knight" : GAWAIN
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Oil holder : EASEL
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Rope : TWINE
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Unit in a multiunit building : CONDO
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Seattle athlete, briefly : SONIC
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Low woman : ALTO
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Scot's tops : TAMS
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Legendary stick figure : ORR
59
Eng. neighbor : IRE
60
Feminist org. since 1966 : NOW
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"___ me!" : TRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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