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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 2006

Kind of score, for one doing postgrad studies

Author:
Levi Denham
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Denham.
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© 2006, The New York Times12/15/06 ( No. 20,856 )
Across
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Threatening to sue, maybe : SCARETACTIC
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Portrayer of Clouseau's superior, in film : LOM
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Versatile modern device : CAMERAPHONE
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She played Eloise in "Mogambo" : AVA
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Stalled : ATANIMPASSE
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Tapping target : KEG
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Knock-down-drag-out : MELEE
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"Where ___ was thickest fight": Milton : ERST
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Adder's-tongue or Venus's-hair : FERN
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"Je vous en ___" ("You're welcome": Fr.) : PRIE
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"Take ___," 1985 #1 hit : ONME
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Words before may or might, in verse : WISHI
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Final finisher, in Falmouth : ISE
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Not buying it : INDISBELIEF
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Bavarian keepsake : STEIN
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Yet : ONEDAY
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Multiplication table, e.g. : MATRIX
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Under the table : SOTTED
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Prominent Quebec City daily, with "Le" : SOLEIL
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Pocket holders : PITAS
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Not have to check bags, say : TRAVELLIGHT
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It turns out looies: Abbr. : OCS
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Ran : AIRED
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Crash sites? : INNS
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Kind of score, for one doing postgrad studies : LSAT
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Classic PC's : IBMS
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Mayor who co-wrote "Murder at City Hall" : KOCH
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Pink-pulped produce : GUAVA
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Air Tahiti ___ (carrier to Papeete) : NUI
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Soon to be heard : ONTHEDOCKET
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Coast Guard figure: Abbr. : ENS
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Go downhill : DETERIORATE
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One target of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" : DDT
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Mysterious swimmers : SEASERPENTS
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Seafood entree : SCAMPI
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Supplies : CATERS
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Charlotte ___ : AMALIE
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Ally's roommate on "Ally McBeal" : RENEE
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City on Presque Isle Bay : ERIE
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Piper topper : TAM
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Add-on : APPENDIX
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Procter & Gamble brand : CHARMIN
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Junks : TOSSES
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One may be technical: Abbr. : INST
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It'll easily pass you : CEE
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Like some resorts : LAKESIDE
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Budget figure : OVERHEAD
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Blow up : MAGNIFY
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Seafood entrees : FILETS
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"Beyond the Horizon" writer : ONEILL
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Charged : WENTAT
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Comment after bombing : ITRIED
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They may take a toll : BOOTHS
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Allen and Rossi : STEVES
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Stagnant : MORIBUND
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Fearmonger : ALARMIST
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Line on an application : SIGNHERE
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Like many aprons : STAINED
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Recipe amounts : PINCHES
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"No Escape" star, 1994 : LIOTTA
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Dweller on the Yodo River : OSAKAN
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TV host with three Emmys : CAVETT
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Convention roll call : STATES
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Profit : LUCRE
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Gonitis target : KNEE
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Tar, e.g. : GOOP
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Part of a board: Abbr. : DIR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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