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New York Times, Thursday, November 23, 2006

Author:
Ari Halpern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ari Halpern

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Halpern. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 20,834 )
Across
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Company seat? : SOFA
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School science rooms : LABS
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They can be spun : TALES
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First among men : ADAM
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Object of a search, maybe : AWOL
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Fete, e.g. : EVENT
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Batman or Superman : HERO
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Logical : SANE
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Set : READY
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Injured pitcher? : LAMETHROWER
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Animation unit : CEL
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Brought up : BRED
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Crack : DECODE
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French pastry : ECLAIR
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In a cord? : SPINAL
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Fraternity letter : RHO
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36-Across's has a bald eagle : STATEFLAG
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For Minnesotans, it's south of the border : IOWA
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Dentist's advice … or a hint to 20-Across, 51-Across, 11-Down and 29-Down : FLOSS
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Make : EARN
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They're often raised : QUESTIONS
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New Deal inits. : REA
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Lots : REALTY
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Puzzle solved without pen or pencil : JIGSAW
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Fill with disgust : APPALL
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Prefix with magnetic : AERO
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___-mo : SLO
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Class for an aspiring poker player? : LYINGLESSON
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Ship's anchor hole : HAWSE
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Wind catcher : SAIL
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Cartoon skunk, to amis : PEPE
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Prime targets for the draft : ONEAS
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Kind of marker : MILE
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Divination means : TAROT
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Runner's place : SLED
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Ballads : LAYS
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Comic who declared "I'm not a liberal, I'm a radical!" : SAHL
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Classic theaters : ODEA
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Raise things : FARM
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One that lives in a single cell? : AMOEBA
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1993 Anne Rice novel : LASHER
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Star or cross : AWARD
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Pro ___ : BONO
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Large number : SLEW
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Earthly : TERRENE
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City map abbr. : AVE
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What bells on sheep are attached to? : LEACOLLARS
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Done : ENDED
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Do, as of hair : STYLE
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Angular head? : TRI
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Cuts a film : EDITS
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Starbucks, for one : CAFE
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"ER" actor La Salle : ERIQ
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800-year Chinese dynasty : CHOU
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Energy-saving mode? : LOWERPOWER
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Like some hard-to-plow land : STONY
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Bridge call : PASS
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One-armed bandit : SLOT
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Bailiwick : AREA
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Work on a bone, say : GNAW
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Off on a cruise : ASEA
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Young, frisky one : FILLY
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Guinness Book category : TALLEST
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Came together : JELLED
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Choler : IRE
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God's honest truth : GOSPEL
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Give ___ in the arm : ASHOT
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Preferred course of action : PLANA
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Quick-footed : AGILE
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Systems of principles : ISMS
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Perform perfectly : NAIL
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Some infusions : SERA
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Crime-fighter of TV and film : NESS
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___ Luís, Brazil : SAO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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