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New York Times, Thursday, November 2, 2006

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Farmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1102 ( 20,813 )
Across
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Pre-calc class : TRIG
5
Green basil sauce : PESTO
10
Dandy fellows : FOPS
14
Old VCR format : BETA
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Paid in some chips : ANTED
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Peek follower : ABOO
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Partner of "out" : OVER
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Wahlberg/Theron caper film, with "The" : ITALIANJOB
20
Step One: For every answer in this crossword, count this : NUMBEROFLETTERS
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Brand of printers : EPSON
23
Design deg. : MFA
24
Muesli bit : OAT
25
Okla. rival : NEB
27
Casbah cap : FEZ
29
Pointer, e.g. : DOG
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Surge of new arrivals : INFLUX
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Important : BIG
37
Mural's locale : WALL
38
Step Two: Take the figure you get for Step One and do this : MULTIPLYBYTHREE
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
42
A foot wide? : EEE
43
Ex-Bears great Walter : PAYTON
44
Cook's meas. : TSP
45
Pilot's fig. : ALT
46
Fifth qtrs. : OTS
47
Rm. coolers : ACS
49
Tax form ID : SSN
51
Cookout offering : KABOB
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Step Three: Your Step Two result is the letter count for …! : EACHANSWERSCLUE
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It makes a cobbler's work truly shine : SHOEPOLISH
61
SAT component : MATH
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"In your dreams!" : ASIF
63
Actor Sal of "Giant" : MINEO
64
Pound of verse : EZRA
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Saturn models : IONS
66
Glasses, slangily : SPECS
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Crystal gazer : SEER
Down
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Steakhouse order : TBONE
2
Hasten the pace of : REVUP
3
Tabloid twosomes : ITEMS
4
Star of "Ninotchka" : GARBO
5
Poker holding : PAIR
6
Put away, crypt-ically? : ENTOMB
7
Sheet music lines : STAFF
8
Stretch the truth, so to speak : TELLAFIB
9
"Garfield" foil : ODIE
10
Orange soda brand : FANTA
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Small item in an antique shop, say : OBJETDART
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Hardscrabble : POOR
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Lamentations : SOBS
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Full spectrum : ATOZ
21
Listless feeling : ENNUI
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Drive out by force : EXPEL
28
Nefertiti's realm : EGYPT
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Blue Bonnet, e.g. : OLEO
31
Secluded spot : GLEN
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Spurious: Abbr. : IMIT
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Central parts : NUBS
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Decide by calling heads or tails : FLIPACOIN
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Inc., abroad : LTD
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"Bon voyage!" : BYE
37
Kid's query : WHY
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Says too much, inadvertently : LETSSLIP
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To-do list entries : TASKS
45
Quick request? : ASAP
46
"I'll be there in a jiffy!" : ONESEC
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Wearers of aprons : CHEFS
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Denizens of sties : SWINE
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Ultimate heights : ACMES
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Three-alarm event : BLAZE
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Beyond the fringe : OUTRE
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Joy of the morning? : BEHAR
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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"I get it," jokily : AHSO
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Jules et Jim, e.g. : NOMS
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P's, to Pericles : RHOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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