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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Instruments used in orchestra tuning
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVX} Spans: 2 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 151 for Ms. Salomon. Tuesday freshness: 65%
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© 2005, The New York Times12/6/5 ( No. 20,482 )
Across
1
Angelic music maker : HARP
5
Think ahead : PLAN
9
San Diego baseballer : PADRE
14
Parkay product : OLEO
15
Capital of Italia : ROMA
16
Instruments used in orchestra tuning : OBOES
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Sack material : BURLAP
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"... or ___ just me?" : ISIT
22
Dallas-to-Duluth dir. : NNE
23
Place to hear snorts : STY
24
Family M.D.'s : GPS
26
Adds or deletes text : EDITS
28
Pronto : QUICKASAWINK
32
E. Lansing school : MSU
34
"Platoon" setting : NAM
35
Hoodwink : COZEN
36
French roast : ROTI
37
Snatches : GRABS
40
Lahr who played the Cowardly Lion : BERT
41
Smooth-barked tree : BEECH
43
Shoot the breeze : RAP
44
Promising words : IDO
45
Pronto : INAHEARTBEAT
49
Skin layer : DERMA
50
Head lines?: Abbr. : EEG
51
"20/20" network : ABC
54
Prince ___ Khan : ALY
56
Loony : BATS
58
Sweetums : DEARIE
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Area, weatherwise : CLIME
64
Rebuke from Caesar : ETTU
65
Latest thing : RAGE
66
Calculus symbol : SIGMA
67
Haul in : REAP
68
Desire personified : EROS
Down
1
Roy ___, lead role in "The Natural" : HOBBS
2
Native Alaskan : ALEUT
3
Cook, as beans : REFRY
4
Certain hotel amenity : POOL
5
Getting ready : PREPPING
6
Moviedom's Myrna : LOY
7
Mine, on the Marne : AMOI
8
Sartre novel : NAUSEA
9
Bonneville maker : PONTIAC
10
Blood-typing system : ABO
11
Smaller now, in corporate-speak : DOWNSIZED
12
Check, with "in" : REIN
13
Italian Renaissance art patron : ESTE
18
Prego competitor : RAGU
19
Rug rats : KIDS
25
Lasting impression : SCAR
27
Small-time : TWOBIT
28
Lunch dish from the oven : QUICHE
29
S. S. Kresge, today : KMART
30
Whodunit hero Wolfe : NERO
31
Round Table title: Abbr. : KNT
32
Big name in faucets : MOEN
33
Reliable source of income for a band : STEADYGIG
36
Suicide squeeze stat. : RBI
38
Innocent : BABE
39
Puts the pedal to the metal : SPEEDSUP
42
Celestial Seasonings beverage : HERBTEA
46
Part of a Latin I conjugation : AMAT
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Kind of : RATHER
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Pulitzer-winning writer James : AGEE
51
Loud, as a crowd : AROAR
52
"That's it!" : BINGO
53
Hands over : CEDES
54
Travels like a skyrocket : ARCS
55
"___ Marlene," song of 1944 : LILI
57
Web spot : SITE
59
Fair-sized garden : ACRE
61
"Well, let me see ..." : HMM
62
Tkt. office locale : STA

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

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