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New York Times, Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 20,839 )
Across
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Clear away : ERASE
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Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
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Huck Finn's raftmate : JIM
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Canon competitor : XEROX
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Some Poe works : TALES
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___, amas, amat … : AMO
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"The Joy of Sex" author : ALEXCOMFORT
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PC's "brain" : CPU
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Rapper ___ Def : MOS
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Underdog's win : UPSET
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Many a backpacker : HIKER
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Chicago-to-D.C. dir. : ESE
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Common prop in close-up magic : NAPKIN
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So-called "King of Vibes" : LIONELHAMPTON
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A deadly sin : ENVY
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Lecherous goat-men : SATYRS
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Suffix with novel : IST
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Canine woe : FLEAS
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Sale item, maybe: Abbr. : IRR
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Good news for a job applicant : OFFER
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Road crew's supply : TAR
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To the rear, at sea : ASTERN
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Houston hockey player : AERO
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"Lady Sings the Blues" autobiographer : BILLIEHOLIDAY
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Cup holder : SAUCER
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Realm of 3-Down : WAR
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Start of a toast : HERES
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At full speed : AMAIN
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Bake sale org. : PTA
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Give a boost to : AID
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Possible title for this puzzle : THEINNCROWD
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Caviar : ROE
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Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
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Like "Twilight Zone" episodes : EERIE
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What 61-Across contains : PUN
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An inert gas : XENON
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Some picker-uppers : TONGS
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Oral, e.g. : EXAM
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Move, to a Realtor : RELO
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Mars, to the Greeks : ARES
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Either of two A.L. nines : SOX
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"The dog ate my homework," e.g. : EXCUSE
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PIN takers : ATMS
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Out of harm's way : SAFE
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Jillions : ALOT
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Yon maiden : HER
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"Really?!" : ISTHATSO
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Like many a disabled semi : JACKKNIFED
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Louvre pyramid architect : IMPEI
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Express grief : MOURN
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Some German autos : OPELS
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Wall St. opening : IPO
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Singer with an Oscar-nominated song in "The Lord of the Rings" : ENYA
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"All Things Considered" airer : NPR
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Headed out : LEFT
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Pile too much on : OVERBURDEN
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Half of Hispaniola : HAITI
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Cornered, after "up" : ATREE
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A gift of the Magi : MYRRH
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Hospital fluids : SERA
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"Iliad" city : TROY
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Invoice add-on : SALESTAX
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Worth a C : FAIR
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Camera type, briefly : SLR
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Like a hopeless situation : NOWIN
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Clinch : ICE
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Surgeon's tool : LANCET
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Mentally acute : SHARP
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Grade school quintet : AEIOU
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Interminable time : AEON
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Actor O'Shea : MILO
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Have ___ (be connected) : ANIN
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X-rated stuff : PORN
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Bit of kindling : TWIG
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Fruity drinks : ADES
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Rush : HIE
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Auto co. whose name was its founder's initials : REO

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

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