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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 2004

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle Mahowald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FKQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Mahowald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 20,131 )
Across
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God of love : AMOR
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Diehard : AVID
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Give the heave-ho : EJECT
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Audition goal : ROLE
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Pet on "The Flintstones" : DINO
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Bravery : VALOR
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Start of a Yogi Berra quote : ITSDEJAVU
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Online periodical, briefly : EZINE
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"This is only ___" : ATEST
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Ear part : LOBE
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Off the wall : ZANY
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Susan who wrote "Illness as Metaphor" : SONTAG
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Peruvian beast : LLAMA
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End of 17-Across : ALLOVERAGAIN
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Russian leader of old : TSAR
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Knock the socks off of : AWE
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African fly : TSETSE
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___ Lilly & Co. : ELI
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Alternative to dial-up Internet: Abbr. : DSL
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"Quiet!" : SHH
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Cheerios ingredient : OAT
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The "r" of "pi r squared" : RADIUS
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When a plane is due to take off: Abbr. : ETD
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B & B's : INNS
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Start of a Yogi Berra quote : ITSDEJAVUALL
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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New Haven collegians : YALIES
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Prefix with bytes or bucks : MEGA
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Out of control : WILD
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Spice of life : VERVE
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Spend, as energy : EXERT
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End of 46-Across : OVERAGAIN
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Ditch digger's tool : SPADE
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Plant's start : SEED
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Slightly : ATAD
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Play (around) : HORSE
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Bookie's quote : ODDS
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Telescope part : LENS
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Diva performances : ARIAS
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"Live Free or Die," for New Hampshire : MOTTO
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Mary-Kate and Ashley ___ (celebrity twins) : OLSEN
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Antares, e.g. : REDSTAR
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Modifying word: Abbr. : ADJ
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Small container for liquids : VIAL
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Entail : INVOLVE
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Two-base hit : DOUBLE
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Christmas ___ : EVE
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The 1920's : JAZZAGE
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Pen name for Charles Lamb : ELIA
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It's south of Mass. : CONN
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Deuce topper : TREY
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Environmentalists' celebration : EARTHDAY
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Boxer's weak spot : GLASSJAW
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Beat to a pulp : MASH
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Harry Potter's messenger bird Hedwig, e.g. : OWL
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Lots and lots : ATON
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"No man ___ island …" : ISAN
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New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Venetian blind part : SLAT
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Gives a hand : AIDS
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Old-fashioned showdown : DUEL
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TV classic "The ___ Erwin Show" : STU
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What bouncers check : IDCARDS
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Went from apes to humans : EVOLVED
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Prohibited : ILLEGAL
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Volcano flow : LAVA
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Seeing red : IRATE
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Big name in bottled water : EVIAN
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Mails : SENDS
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Net material : MESH
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Giant fair : EXPO
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Cyclist's choice : GEAR
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Monopoly card : DEED
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Golf peg : TEE
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Hwys. : RDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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