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New York Times, Thursday, November 30, 2006

31-Down : Boy toy

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQVWX} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Merrell.
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© 2006, The New York Times11/30/06 ( No. 20,841 )
Across
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Son undone by the sun : ICARUS
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Sovereign : FREE
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Sorceress Morgan le ___ : FAY
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Rocket engineer's calculation : THRUST
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Physics units also known as centigrays : RADS
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Flurry : ADO
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Stew : SIMMER
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Highlight of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony : ODETOJOY
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West Coast beer, familiarly : OLY
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She/he pairing : SANDANDMIRO
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People of the Southwest : PIMA
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"Neither ___ anyone else …" : INOR
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Caudex, in botany : STEM
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Tell a thing or two : EDUCATE
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Group date? : GIG
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Toothpaste tube letters : ADA
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"The Deep" co-star, 1977 : NOLTE
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Arrest : RUNIN
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21- or 55-Across : GEORGEANDJOAN
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Coolidge and others : RITAS
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___ Banks : OUTER
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Vs. : OPP
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Goddess whose home was on the edge of Oceanus : EOS
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Like some shoes : OPENTOE
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Poke (around) : ROOT
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A pop : EACH
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Depletes : SAPS
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He/she pairing : BUSHANDBAEZ
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___-Magnon : CRO
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"Help!" song : INEEDYOU
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Lower : NETHER
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Fort Worth sch. : TCU
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Artful : DEFT
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Situate : ORIENT
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Weekend discourse: Abbr. : SER
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Sounds from the end of a leash : ARFS
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Bryologists' study : MOSSES
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"Come on in" : ITSOPEN
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Messy thing to eat : CHILIDOG
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Four-legged mascot in college sports : ARMYMULE
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Caribbean export : RUM
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Many hints in "Hints From Heloise" : USES
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Ship's passage : STRAIT
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Shoeless hero of fiction : FRODO
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Speed gauge : RADARGUN
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Creation location : EDEN
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Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
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Tex-Mex offering : FAJITA
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Beloved : ADORED
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Musician who takes a bow : YOYOMA
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Some chants : OMS
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Del Rio-to-Abilene dir. : NNE
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Part filler : ACTOR
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Cliff dwelling : AERIE
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Polit. label : IND
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Boy toy : GIJOE
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Dorm V.I.P.'s : RAS
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Objects, e.g. : NOUNS
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Classic muscle car : GTO
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Let up : EASEDOFF
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Lawyers' cases : ATTACHES
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Synthetic rubber : NEOPRENE
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They might have springs : RESORTS
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Revolutionary paths : ORBITS
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Attack suddenly : POUNCE
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Phony : POSEUR
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Tuberous plant of the Andes : OCA
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Prodigy, for short : PHENOM
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Word often preceding 35-Down : THE
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Meets : ABUTS
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Recipe step starter : ADDA
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Local, in Gotham headlines : NYER
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Loser : ZERO
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Poetic contraction : TIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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