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New York Times, Friday, November 3, 2006

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 239 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1103 ( 20,814 )

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Across
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Santa ___ : MONICA
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Like an absent-minded professor, maybe : RAMBLING
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Souls : ANIMAS
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Winter race vehicle : ICECANOE
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Most decent : NICEST
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Bachelor, e.g. : GRADUATE
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Try to win : WOO
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Breathing aid : AIRHOLE
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Gillespie, to friends : DIZ
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Duck: Ger. : ENTE
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Crackers : NUTSY
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Crack the whip at, perhaps : TAME
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"Absolutely Fabulous" role : EDINA
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Yellow Pages info: Abbr. : NOS
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Pulitzer-winning columnist Jim : DWYER
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Longtime musical group with a world capital in its name : KINGSTONTRIO
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"Well, looky who just came in!" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
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Floor it : GUNTHEENGINE
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Penicillin target : STREP
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Cabinet acronym, once : HEW
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Baddies : OGRES
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Bounced checks, hangnails, etc. : WOES
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Do a new geographical survey of : REMAP
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Good names for old flight attendants? : STUS
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Reindeer herder : SAMOYED
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Suffix with prefect : URE
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Sign of spring : REDROBIN
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"Already?" : SOSOON
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Subject to customs : DUTIABLE
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Ones getting the show on the road : TROUPE
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How déjà vu often occurs : SPOOKILY
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Picked up : SENSED
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Units of work : MANWEEKS
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Party bowlful : ONIONDIP
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Source of addiction : NICOTINE
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"___ Mine" (George Harrison book) : IME
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Home in Havana : CASA
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Sean of "Encino Man" : ASTIN
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Exactly : RIGHTONTHEMONEY
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Over there : ACROSSTHEWAY
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Not fine : MEALY
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A following : BCDE
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Charlie of the 60's Orioles : LAU
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Not long from now : INADAY
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"Don't bother me, I'm in a rush!" : NOTIME
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Eccentric sort : GEEZER
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Mediocre : RUNOFTHEMILL
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Meshes : ENGAGES
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Breakfast order : TWOEGGS
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Invite to one's apartment, say : ASKUP
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___ harm (was innocuous) : DIDNO
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Gob : TON
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Riddle-me-___ : REE
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Chaste : VIRTUOUS
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Taking a grand tour : INEUROPE
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Ebbed : LESSENED
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Toledos, e.g. : SWORDS
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Hurt bad, emotionally : TOREUP
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Lecture, in a way : READTO
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Literally, "my master" : RABBI
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Tormentors : PESTS
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Good, long bath : SOAK
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Noted 19th-century French illustrator : DORE
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Madeira, e.g. : RIO
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II or III : SON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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