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New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 20,825 )

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Across
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Flubs : MUFFS
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Order's partner : LAW
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X-rated : ADULT
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Dickens title starter : ATALE
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16-Across residue : ASH
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Havana, e.g. : CIGAR
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Coup ___ : DETAT
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Nike product : SPORTSHOE
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Genes govern them : TRAITS
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Bearer of town news, once : CRIER
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Sphere at the Olympics : VOLLEYBALL
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Kindergarten basics : ABCS
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Withered : SERE
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Stay out of sight : LIELOW
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Cardinal letters? : STL
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Poetic foot : IAMB
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Quench : SLAKE
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What 18-, 23-, 52- and 61-Across have in common : THEYCANBESPIKED
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Made public : AIRED
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Margarita glass rim coater : SALT
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Language suffix : ESE
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___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
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Kiltie's gal : LASS
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"Grand" ice cream brand : EDYS
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Prom beverage : FRUITPUNCH
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Bullion unit : INGOT
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Madrid madam : SENORA
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Unhippielike characteristic : SHORTHAIR
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John on the Mayflower : ALDEN
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Lost on purpose : THREW
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Crafty : SLY
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Falsified, as a check : KITED
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Quickie ghost costume : SHEET
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Links prop : TEE
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Heeds a roadblock : STOPS
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Fox comedy show : MADTV
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In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
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Causing ruin : FATAL
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Thrashes about : FLAILS
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Small sofa : SETTEE
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Pet protection org. : ASPCA
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Thumbprint feature : WHORL
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Entr'___ : ACTE
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British P.M. before Gladstone : DISRAELI
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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Southeast Asian tongue : LAO
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Uno + due : TRE
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Streamlet : RILL
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Half of the United Arab Republic : SYRIA
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Pintos, e.g. : BEANS
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Pianist Eubie : BLAKE
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Drinks with the old slogan "Refresh yourself" : COKES
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Jenny Lind, e.g. : SWEDE
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Enabler of WWW access : ISP
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Oater transport : STAGE
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Bronze medalist's place : THIRD
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Sports artist Neiman : LEROY
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C.E.O.'s deg. : MBA
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Melvin, the King of Torts : BELLI
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"You betcha!" : YESSIREE
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Music store mdse. : CDS
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ESPN figures : STATS
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Run after D : EFGH
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Sounds off : SPEAKS
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Like some bright rooms : SUNLIT
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Friars fete : ROAST
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Serving a purpose : UTILE
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Acknowledge, in a way : NODTO
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Sleazeball : CREEP
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Ranch crew : HANDS
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Food label abbr. : NTWT
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Ave. crossers : STS
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L.B.J.'s veep : HHH
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It needs refining : ORE
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Deli loaf : RYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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