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ENERGY CRUNCH

New York Times, Sunday, November 26, 2006

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 240 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 20,837 )
Across
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Prefix with -drome : AERO
5
Mogul : CZAR
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Philippine seaport : ILOILO
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Mug : PUSS
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Low part of a hand : TREY
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Pickup shtick? : LINE
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"Haven't a clue!" : NOIDEA
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Duck: Ger. : ENTE
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Base leader : TOPSERGEANT
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Parisian entertainment since 1869 : FOLIESBERGERE
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"Likewise" : IDOTOO
28
Shackles : IRONS
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Juicy, tart apple : STAYMAN
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It may be pushed before starting : RESET
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Homestead Act unit : ACRE
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Sponsor at Indy : STP
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1 + 1 = 3, e.g. : SYNERGY
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River of Hesse : EDER
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British ___ : ISLES
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Western Hemisphere grp. : OAS
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___-Foy, Québec : STE
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"Time to go now!" : BETTERGETMOVING
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Pause that refreshes : NAP
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Phrase of nonspecific attribution : THEYSAY
52
Leaked, as from a container : OOZEDOUT
54
Nashville-based awards org. : CMA
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Diamond baron Cecil : RHODES
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1998 animated bug film : ANTZ
57
Nymph pursuers : SATYRS
59
"___ the ramparts …" : OER
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Tasting of wood, as some wines : OAKY
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Itch cause : HIVES
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Like some cottage cheese : NOFAT
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Friend in a sombrero : AMIGO
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Household scare : POLTERGEIST
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Natural sparkler : GEODE
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Bakery order : DOZEN
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Hells Canyon locale : IDAHO
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Not to mention : ALSO
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Tuneful city "by the sea-o" : RIO
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Brought up the rear? : MOONED
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Stir up : ROIL
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Guiding light : BEACON
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Prince Valiant's firstborn : ARN
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Directional aid : SIGNPOST
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Teeth, slangily : IVORIES
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L.A. hours : PST
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Slicker, umbrella, galoshes, etc. : FOULWEATHERGEAR
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Opening sound? : AHH
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It's in the genes : DNA
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Places for laces : SHOES
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Lure : BAIT
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Elevator stop : FLOOR
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MoMA's home : NYC
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Lifts : COPS
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"Amadeus" star Tom : HULCE
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Steamed dishes : TAMALES
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Place of sacrifice : ALTAR
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"Ulysses" setting : DUBLIN
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Christmas decoration site : EVERGREENTREE
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He was no dummy : EDGARBERGEN
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Trojan ally in the "Iliad" : ARES
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Sci-fi weaponry : LASERS
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Jean ___, creator of 56-Down : AUEL
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___-majesté : LESE
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Plain and simple : MERE
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Does a dog trick : SPEAKS
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"This is going to get ___" : UGLY
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___'acte : ENTR
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It's worn : ATTIRE
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Worn : ERODED
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Rest : REPOSE
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Place for pearls : OYSTERBED
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Classic Liz Taylor part : CLEO
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President of Pakistan, 1978-88 : ZIA
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Lily Tomlin's Edith ___ : ANN
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Many a Floridian : RETIREE
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Skinny : INFO
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Nutcases : LOONS
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Heater with a storage tank : OILSTOVE
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Exiled Amin : IDI
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Historic Virginia family : LEES
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Kilns : OASTS
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Edvard Grieg work : PEERGYNT
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Quick-acting intl. military unit : UNEMERGENCYFORCE
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Dogie : STRAY
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Rye fungus : ERGOT
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Raises a howl : BAYS
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Lean against : RESTON
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Screened terrier : ASTA
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White-collar workers? : CLERGY
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No longer owed : PAID
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Linda Ronstadt's "___ Easy" : ITSSO
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___-Cat : SNO
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See here! : EYE
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Some bedtime reading : MOTHERGOOSE
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Nelson in reruns : OZZIE
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Onetime American Communist leader ___ Hall : GUS
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Uncommon sources of music nowadays : AMRADIOS
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Stick to : PASTEON
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Setting for some Sherlock Holmes mysteries : THEMOORS
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Combining of companies making the same product : HORIZONTALMERGER
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Zest : TANG
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Travel guide : ROADMAP
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"The Clan of the Cave Bear" heroine : AYLA
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One little piggy : TOE
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Bee: Prefix : API
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On the canvas, informally : KOD
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Lab vessel : VIAL
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Immigrant's course: Abbr. : ESL
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Network on a 55-Down: Abbr. : STS
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Atty. ___ : GEN
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They're easy to dial on a rotary phone : ONES
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Chuck : THROW
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Winds in a pit : OBOES
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"What's the ___?" : DIF
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Lake that's a source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
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Big time : ERA
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Potential lifesaver for a drowning person : AIRBUBBLE
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Mars or Mercury : GOD
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Ex-senator Sam : NUNN
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Site of swings and a sandbox : PLAYAREA
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Restaurant chain founded in 1958 near L.A. : IHOP
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Edges : VERGES
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"Nothing is so much to be feared as fear" penner : THOREAU
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Croaking : HOARSE
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Boring result : HOLE
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It may lead to a breakout : ALLERGEN
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Least friendly : ICIEST
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Two fins' worth : TENNER
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Three-time N.F.L. M.V.P., 1995-97 : FAVRE
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Staggers : REELS
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Bob Cratchit, in "A Christmas Carol" : CLERK
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Mets, Jets or Nets : TEAM
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Spur-of-the-moment : SNAP
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"___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Big John of golf : DALY
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Grooved on : DUG
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Set : GEL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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