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New York Times, Thursday, November 16, 2006

Author:
Kevin Donovan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin Donovan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Donovan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1116 ( 20,827 )
Across
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Collided, say : MET
4
Dominican-born baseball star : SOSA
8
Newspaper section, with "The" : ARTS
12
Soft rock? : LAVA
13
Class of birds : AVES
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Sub : HERO
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Spelling, e.g.? : MAGIC
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Worker with a mask : BEEKEEPER
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They come with pencils : EYELINERS
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Not so bright : PALER
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Calendar column: Abbr. : MON
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Blacken : TAR
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So far : TODATE
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Overpower by force of arms : OUTGUN
26
Flock sounds : BAAS
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Inferior of a brig. gen. : COL
29
Edwin with the 1970 #1 hit "War" : STARR
30
Lowdown : DIRT
31
Person in sales : REP
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Puts on the line : ENDANGERS
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Big mouth : MAW
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Consequently : ERGO
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U.S. swimming star Janet : EVANS
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Close one : PAL
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Word on a memorial : ANNO
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How much a bottle top can hold : CAPFUL
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"This has been a long time coming!" : ATLAST
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Gets hold of : HAS
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Big do, for short : FRO
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Pageant prize : TIARA
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Stones fan? : GEOLOGIST
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Gold seekers : OLYMPIANS
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Counterorders : NIXES
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What a Frenchman thinks? : IDEE
57
___ Towne : OLDE
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Times in classifieds : EVES
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One-named Grammy winner of 2001 : SADE
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Costner role : NESS
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Flushed : RED
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Purplish shade : MAGENTA
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Dastardly doings : EVIL
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Reserved : TACITURN
4
Civil War weapon : SABER
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Walkie-talkie word : OVER
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Takes out : SEES
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Search engine ___.com : ASK
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Up : AHEAD
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Change : REPLACE
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Lofty position : TREETOP
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Horse of a certain color : SORREL
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Floor plan : LAYOUT
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Notes : MEMOS
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Poetic storytelling : EPOS
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Photographer Goldin : NAN
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London gallery : TATE
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Boomed : GREW
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Cry spelled out by the first syllables of 16-, 18-, 32-, 50- and 53-Across : BINGO
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Mythological ship : ARGO
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"Nuts!" : DARN
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Host's request : RSVP
33
Impression : DENT
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Logician : REASONER
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Title girl in a Roald Dahl novel : MATILDA
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Calmed : ALLAYED
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Stuck on : AFFIXED
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Sips : NURSES
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Vegas attraction : SLOTS
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Language offshoot : PATOIS
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Request for special attention : ASAP
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Baseball's Ripken : CAL
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Napoleonic force : ARMEE
47
Water carriers : HOSES
50
Kind of force : GALE
51
Goals : ENDS
52
Turn over : GIVE
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Tiny particle : ION

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

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