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New York Times, Friday, December 23, 2005

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQWZ} This is puzzle # 226 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 20,499 )
Across
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Mideast leader? : ALIF
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Dropped by : PAIDAVISIT
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Take the bait : BITE
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Be mature : ACTONESAGE
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Iowa kin : OTOE
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Something politicians are loath to do : RAISETAXES
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Part of A.S.T.: Abbr. : ATL
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TiVo forerunners : VCRS
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"Kate & Allie" actress : MEYERS
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Neckwear for SpongeBob SquarePants : REDTIE
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"___ one …" (opiner's opening) : IFOR
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Not permanently wet : DRYABLE
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Stymied : INASPOT
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Treat with Graham crackers : SMORE
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Verse site : VALENTINE
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___ Rhin (French department) : HAUT
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Outstanding issues : DEBTS
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Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
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"Easy as pie!" : ITSACINCH
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Dress shirt feature : PLEAT
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Some wedding arrangements : PEONIES
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Accept : YIELDTO
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Convertible alternative : TTOP
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Obviously enjoy, as a joke : ROARAT
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Impersonated at a party : CAMEAS
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Tennis score : ADIN
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H : ETA
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Stays too long at the gym, say : OVERDOESIT
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Acclaim : HAIL
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Attended to a detail : DOTTEDTHEI
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Model born Melissa Miller : EMME
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Group f/64 co-founder : ANSELADAMS
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Battle of the ___, opened on 10/16/1914 : YSER
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Cruising, say : ABOARDSHIP
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One puppy to another : LITTERMATE
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"See?" follower : ITOLDYOUSO
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Cost of doing business : FEE
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Lot for sale : PARCEL
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Rent-___ : ACAR
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Reply to "Who's there?" : ITISI
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Pageboys, e.g. : DOS
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Pasqueflowers, e.g. : ANEMONES
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Practiced : VETERAN
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Watson's "___ Holmes …" : ISAY
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___-Altenburg (old German duchy) : SAXE
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Entertainment exec Robert : IGER
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Hardy soul : TESS
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Part of an aura : VIBE
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Parade pattern : TARTAN
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Foul-mouthed : FILTHY
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Still : EVENSO
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See 57-Down : STELLA
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Fantastic notions : PIPEDREAMS
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How to shoot ducks at a shooting gallery : ONEATATIME
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One destined to pass the bar : TEETOTALER
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Fox competitor : ABC
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Weight-watcher's drink : DIETSODA
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The Acropolis, once : CITADEL
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Hacienda hand, maybe : PEON
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Red eye cause : IRITIS
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Ottoman honorific : PASHA
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It ends with two bars : CODA
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Literary stream : AVON
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Team since 1962 : METS
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One-named artist : ERTE
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Per ___ : DIEM
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SFO posting : ETD
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With 29-Down, greeting for Mrs. Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" : HEY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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