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New York Times, Friday, December 30, 2005

Author:
David Liben-Nowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Liben-Nowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Liben-Nowell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 20,506 )
Across
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Where one might be rushed : FRATHOUSE
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Engages in violent practices? : SPARS
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Getting there : INTRANSIT
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Like some currents : TIDAL
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Elite military group : NAVYSEALS
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Legend, e.g. : ACURA
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Intensely excited : ABOIL
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It's just above a foot : ANKLET
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Bank abbr. : APR
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Union land: Abbr. : EUR
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Sugar and salt, commonly : SOLUTES
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Service collection : TEASET
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Possible antibiotic target : STREP
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"Hit it!" : BEGIN
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Part of a sultry look : POUTYLIPS
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"Flash Gordon" cartoonist ___ Raymond : ALEX
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___ profit : TURNA
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Subject preceder : INRE
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Banking assessor, perhaps : TESTPILOT
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One way to microwave : ONLOW
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Long-distance calls? : YELLS
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Record-keeping aid : SLEEVE
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Science students' costs : LABFEES
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Lord's Prayer adjective : THY
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Director Demme : TED
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Debuggers' discoveries : ERRORS
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Does some curling : PERMS
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"Do ___?" : IDARE
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Extraordinary communicators : TELEPATHS
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Some change : CENTS
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Supped : ATEDINNER
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Some male dolls : ANDYS
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Hot shots? : SEXSCENES
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Ray extension : FIN
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Stranded messenger? : RNA
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Safari transport, briefly : ATV
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___ sample : TRYA
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Dinosaur, so to speak : HASBEEN
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"Two to go" situation : ONEOUT
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Major company renamed in 1997 : USAIR
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Place for a houseplant : SILL
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G.R.E. distributor : ETS
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Cup of ice? : STANLEY
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Wolf's delivery : PICKUPLINE
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Like 58-Across : ADULT
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___ show, at a carnival : RAREE
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Blind parts : SLATS
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Outbound vessel : AORTA
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Up : ATBAT
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"The Arraignment of Paris" playwright : PEELE
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Blows up : RAGES
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Double execution? : STUNT
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Almost even : SIXTYFORTY
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George who wrote "The Bubble of American Supremacy" : SOROS
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Withdraws : PULLS
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Arm : INLET
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Show : PROVE
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Wrapped (up) : SEWED
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Some game pieces : TILES
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Lady, e.g. : PEERESS
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Kind of gold : OLYMPIC
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Tattered condition : SHREDS
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Big maker of binoculars : LEICA
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"As You Like It" setting : ARDEN
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A store might have its own : BRAND
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Old message system : TELEX
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Ex-governor of California ___ Wilson : PETE
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Undisturbed? : SANE
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Classroom assignments?: Abbr. : TAS
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Spike TV, once : TNN
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Snicker part : HEE
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Namesakes, sometimes: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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