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New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 2006

French politician ___ de Silhouette, from whom the word "silhouette" comes

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Quarfoot.
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© 2006, The New York Times12/16/06 ( No. 20,857 )
Across
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Faux finish : SILENTX
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Ancient fertility goddess : ASTARTE
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A position of prominence : THEFORE
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Fundamental group : THREERS
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Pedigree, e.g. : DOGFOOD
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Father's Day gift, perhaps : TIECLIP
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Bowwows : POOCHES
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Wait at the motor vehicle bureau, say : EON
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Ball material : NERF
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Closer to perfection : PURER
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Its motto is "Lux et veritas" : YALE
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Capri, e.g. : ISOLA
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Identify : TAG
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Alter : RESEW
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Scarlatti's "Capriccio," e.g. : SONATA
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Composes : TYPESETS
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Kind of support : TECH
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When doubled, a shore dinner order : MAHI
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1988 Burt Reynolds flop : RENTACOP
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Persian attraction : CATNIP
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Time after retiring? : ONEAM
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General Mills brand : KIX
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Tundra or rain forest : BIOME
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1960's soul record label : STAX
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Back parts of keels : SKEGS
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Suffix with game : STER
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Flight board abbr. : ARR
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Headdress wearer : PHARAOH
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Call : UMP
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Home of the Moai statues : RAPANUI
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Certain Playgirl centerfold : MRAPRIL
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Trapped : INABIND
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French politician ___ de Silhouette, from whom the word "silhouette" comes : ETIENNE
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Italian city, setting of a Walpole novel : OTRANTO
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Like some couples : SAMESEX
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Martyred bishop of Paris : STDENIS
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Wishful reply : IHOPESO
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Shackle : LEGIRON
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With 61-Down, 14th president's inits. : EFF
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Informal denial : NOOP
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March : TROOP
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Struck : XEDOUT
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Where to work out, maybe : ATTHEGYM
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Less social : SHIER
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"___ bon" : TRES
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Post-Manhattan Project org. : AEC
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Issue : RELEASE
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French poetic form : TRIOLET
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Cable program with team coverage? : ESPNEWS
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Political suffix : CRAT
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Recurring economic proposal : FLATTAX
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Answer to "No, that's not!" : YESITIS
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1980's TV quartet : ATEAM
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Doctor's order : REHAB
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Maryland and Virginia are in it: Abbr. : ACC
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Campaign grp. : PAC
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Seikan Tunnel terminus : HOKKAIDO
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"Will & Grace" maid : ROSARIO
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Competitor : ENTRANT
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Like some bond prices : NEARPAR
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Debarking point : PIER
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Intersection interdiction : NOTURNS
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Last song recorded by the Beatles : IMEMINE
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Puzzle : PERPLEX
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Annual competition since 1995 : XGAMES
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Surgical implant : SHUNT
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A little, colloquially : SORTA
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Nabokov novel : PNIN
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Corey of "The Lost Boys" : HAIM
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Grp. concerned with defense : ABA
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See 4-Down : PEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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