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New York Times, Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Author:
Gail Grabowski and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.57000
Gail Grabowski
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Grabowski. This is puzzle # 149 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1108 ( 20,454 )
Across
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Poisonous plants : SUMACS
7
Letters for Letterman : CBS
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"Right now!" : STAT
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Discordant : ATONAL
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Cry heard in a bullring : OLE
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Small jet maker : LEAR
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Place to test aerodynamics : WINDTUNNEL
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Isaac's eldest : ESAU
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Bakery gizmo : ICER
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One of the Lennons : SEAN
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Broadway background : SET
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Hoopster Archibald : NATE
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Kukla or Ollie, e.g. : HANDPUPPET
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Give it a go : TRY
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Employ more employees : UPSIZE
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Glass marble : AGATE
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Clutch : GRASP
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Chinese author ___ Yutang : LIN
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Placing (and a hint to the first words of 17-, 24-, 47- and 60-Across) : FINISHINGSECOND
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Stool pigeon : RAT
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Out of style : PASSE
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Dull drills : ROTES
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2,000 pounds : ONETON
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Telepathic letters : ESP
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Skinny Minnie : STRINGBEAN
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Funnyman Sandler : ADAM
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Offbeat : ODD
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Some shortening : LARD
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Brazilian soccer legend : PELE
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Amorphous mass : BLOB
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Author's success : BESTSELLER
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"La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
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Bit of sunshine : RAY
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Practical : USEFUL
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Direction wagon trains headed : WEST
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Alias : AKA
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Greeted, as the New Year : SAWIN
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Central New York city : UTICA
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"Water Lilies" painter : MONET
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Mario of the Indianapolis 500 : ANDRETTI
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Hipster : CAT
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Like half-melted snow : SLUSHY
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Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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It's not 100% this or that : BLEND
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French seasoning : SEL
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Is in dreamland : SLEEPS
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Aviator in search of bugs : TESTPILOT
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Battery size : AAA
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Robert Morse Tony-winning role : TRU
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PBS benefactor : NEA
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Potluck get-togethers : SUPPERS
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Face, slangily : PUSS
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Some cyberreading : EZINE
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Looks after : TENDS
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Give an answer : RESPOND
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60's-70's dos : AFROS
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Goliath : GIANT
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Vestibules : ANTEROOMS
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Dogfaces : GIS
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Hosp. staffers : RNS
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Count of candles on a cake : AGE
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"___ in there!" : HANG
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Come to terms for less jail time, say : COPAPLEA
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Gossip unit : TIDBIT
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Ultimately becomes : ENDSUP
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Dickens's "___ House" : BLEAK
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Cushy course : EASYA
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Know-how : ART
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Blue-and-white earthenware : DELFT
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Singer Haggard : MERLE
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Upscale auto initials : BMW
59
Practice tact, perhaps : LIE
60
Playtex offering : BRA
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Immigrant's subj. : ESL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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