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New York Times, Friday, October 6, 2006

___ di bravura (piece showing off a singer's vocal agility)

Author:
Nancy Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 107 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times10/6/06 ( No. 20,786 )

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Across
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George Orwell, e.g. : NOMDEPLUME
11
Hotel room amenity : SAFE
15
Cabin locale : OCEANLINER
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___ di bravura (piece showing off a singer's vocal agility) : ARIA
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Oscar night activity, jocularly : STARGAZING
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Darn : DANG
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Coil : HANK
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American Indian organization : NATION
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Honey, in prescriptions : MEL
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Duct opening? : OVI
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First name in country music : KRIS
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Take marks off : ERASE
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Red and white, e.g. : WINES
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Universal Human Rights Mo. : DEC
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Middle measure : WAIST
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Settled : SAGGED
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Will do : SUFFICES
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Mob money units : GEES
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Breeze (through) : SAIL
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King or queen : CHESSMAN
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"Goodness gracious" : DEARME
47
Modern site of ancient Thebes : LUXOR
48
Drum part : RIM
50
U.S. ___ : STEEL
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Serotonin, e.g. : AMINE
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Breezed through : ACED
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Kind of test : DNA
55
Hardly a good friend : RAT
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Nash contemporary : DESOTO
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Awning site : SHOP
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Skinny : INFO
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Animals that are nearly invisible to infrared detectors : POLARBEARS
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Scotland Yard discovery : CLEW
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Cooler by the shore? : ITALIANICE
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Tearing things? : EYES
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Vocal pessimists : CASSANDRAS
Down
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Restaurateurs' banes : NOSHOWS
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"Antony and Cleopatra" role : OCTAVIA
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"___ what?" : MEANING
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Foreboding : DARK
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Univ. dept. : ENG
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Pirate tale feature : PLANK
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Some shoe material : LIZARD
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Harmonious wholes : UNITIES
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Crescent : MENISCUS
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It follows that : ERGO
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Sorry : SAD
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Language of the Talmud : ARAMAIC
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Smoothness : FINESSE
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They're small and may be golden : EAGLETS
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Some eastern Canadians : NEWFIES
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Denounce : RAILAT
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Encourages : EGGSON
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Blows a gasket : SEESRED
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Party person, informally : DEM
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Texas hold 'em, e.g. : FAD
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Spring training site for the Cincinnati Reds : SARASOTA
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"The Silence of the Lambs" role : CLARICE
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Within the realm of people's capability : HUMANLY
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Investment sales charge : EXITFEE
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Cage in Hollywood : NICOLAS
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Queen Elizabeth I had this : REDHAIR
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Holiday spot in el Mediterr√°neo : MENORCA
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Slips by : ELAPSES
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Assayer's area of expertise : METALS
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Huge : EPIC
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Delight : SEND
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Pained replies : OWS
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Outlaw : BAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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