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New York Times, Monday, November 6, 2006

What a casting director tries to fill

Author:
Christina Houlihan Kelly
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christina Houlihan Kelly

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Kelly. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times11/6/06 ( No. 20,817 )
Across
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PC alternatives : MACS
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Big name in pest control : ORKIN
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Resident of 29-Down : KURD
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"Shake ___" (1981 song by the Cars) : ITUP
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"Me, too!" : SOAMI
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Get the wrinkles out of : IRON
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Dickens's "little" girl : NELL
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Showed interest in, as at a bar : HITON
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This, in Madrid : ESTA
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Jakarta : CAPITALOFJAVA
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Poet's Muse : ERATO
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Common Web site section, for short : FAQ
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O, Us or GQ : MAG
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Cats' prey : MICE
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TWA competitor : USAIR
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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Nickname for Namath : BROADWAYJOE
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Certain carpet or hairdo : SHAG
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Skylit courts : ATRIA
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What a casting director tries to fill : ROLE
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Employee benefit : COMPANYPERK
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Free from, with "of" : RID
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Madison Avenue worker : ADMAN
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Japanese wrestling : SUMO
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Take care of a bill : PAY
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Helpers for profs : TAS
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Singer ___ Khan : CHAKA
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Fuddy-duddy : STICKINTHEMUD
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Sites of monkey business? : ZOOS
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Closet wood : CEDAR
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Calf-length skirt : MIDI
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Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Squiggly mark in "señor" : TILDE
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Nuclear energy source : ATOM
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Peelable fruit : PEAR
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Proceed on tiptoe : SNEAK
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Nasdaq alternative : NYSE
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Cut into tiny bits : MINCE
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"Don't shed ___" : ATEAR
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"Mea ___" : CULPA
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Challenging bowling pin arrangement : SPLIT
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Agency with workplace regs. : OSHA
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Agitate : ROIL
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The Green Hornet's valet : KATO
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Cry at a leave-taking : IMOFF
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"Teenage Mutant ___ Turtles" : NINJA
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Chicken ___ : KIEV
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Big Dipper's locale : URSAMAJOR
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Decompose : ROT
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Genetic stuff : DNA
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___ of the Unknowns : TOMB
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Blue hue : AQUA
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Garlicky mayonnaise : AIOLI
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King Midas's downfall : GREED
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Mideast land : IRAN
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Big maker of perfumes : COTY
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Famous family of Western lawmen : EARPS
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Damascus's land: Abbr. : SYR
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BMI rival : ASCAP
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"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spinoff : RHODA
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1998 National League M.V.P. : SAMMYSOSA
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God, in Paris : DIEU
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In the 70's or so : WARM
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3.5, e.g., for a student : GPA
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Prefix with lock : ANTI
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1970's-80's Big Apple mayor : KOCH
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Bank holdings: Abbr. : ACCTS
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Coil of yarn : SKEIN
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Muscly fellow : HEMAN
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Friendship : AMITY
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Praise : KUDOS
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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Ivan the Terrible, e.g. : TSAR
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Not in use : IDLE
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It means nothing to Juan : NADA
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Long, long walk : TREK
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12345, in Schenectady, N.Y. : ZIP
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Corrida shout : OLE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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