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New York Times, Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Author:
Bruce P. Douglas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Douglas. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1107 ( 20,818 )

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Across
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Pool sites : SPAS
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Certain turns : LEFTS
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It might be found, appropriately, in a newspaper morgue : OBIT
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Nonclerical : LAIC
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Dickens's Heep : URIAH
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Lose support, as at campaign's end : FADE
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Red state : INSOLVENCY
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Twerp : TWIT
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Where the river meets the sea : DELTA
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Corp. top dog : CEO
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Intentionally vague statement : HEDGE
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Tyrants : DESPOTS
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Hindu princess : RANI
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Home of the N.C.A.A. Spartans : MSU
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Kind of alert : SMOG
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Quick refresher : NAP
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Speed : PACE
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What an ogler gives : THEEYE
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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Smeltery input : IRONORE
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Unfairly outnumbers, with "on" : GANGSUP
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Little beauty : GEM
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Former Saudi king : FAISAL
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Nasty vipers : ASPS
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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___ Taylor, the Tool Man, on "Home Improvement" : TIM
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Press, as to vote : URGE
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Rappers and poets, say : RHYMERS
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One who needs to be rubbed out? : GENIE
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Fannie ___ : MAE
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Campfire remains : ASHES
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"Metamorphoses" author : OVID
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Blue state : MELANCHOLY
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Effect of yeast on dough : RISE
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Actor Christopher : REEVE
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Till compartment : ONES
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Elegant shade trees : ELMS
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Shooting game : SKEET
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Part of the country where polls close later : WEST
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Dropped, as in the polls : SLID
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Having separate glass segments : PANED
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Divider in the House of Representatives : AISLE
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Rob Roy and kin : SCOTSMEN
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Hon, in Hampshire : LUV
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Put up : ERECT
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Nifty bridge play : FINESSE
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South-of-the-border order : TACO
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Timid : SHY
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Blue state : BAWDINESS
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Beatnik's "Gotcha" : IDIG
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French head : TETE
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Swimmers may do them : LAPS
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Actress Uta : HAGEN
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Red state : OUTRAGE
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Blue state : ROYALTY
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Start of something big? : MEGA
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Small bra part : ACUP
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Daddy-o : POPS
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Gluttons : PIGS
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District : AREA
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Red state : COMMUNISM
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Successor : HEIR
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Eligible, as to vote : OFAGE
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Daytime TV staple : GAMESHOW
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Chicago-based food giant : SARALEE
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Apple variety : IMAC
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Election Day freebies from party workers : RIDES
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Throw with great effort : HEAVE
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French wine region : RHONE
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Tennis's Monica : SELES
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Clinton's number two : GORE
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The dark side : EVIL
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Docile : MEEK
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Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
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"___ Doubtfire" : MRS
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Butterfly catcher : NET

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

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