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New York Times, Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Author:
Levi Denham
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Levi Denham

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Denham. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 20,847 )

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Across
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One way to pay : INCASH
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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"___ next?" : WHOS
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Illinois River city : PEORIA
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"___ tu," aria sung by Renato : ERI
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Disabled : HURT
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Chessboard extremities : OUTERRANKS
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Suffix with corrupt : IBLE
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Tapped out : DRY
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Grunt: Abbr. : PVT
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Coal, essentially : CARBON
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Adventurous hero of old : KNIGHTERRANT
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Goodbyes : ADIEUS
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Temper, informally : IRISH
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Hip-hop subgenre : GANGSTERRAP
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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"Them!" bugs : ANTS
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Trial lawyer's advice : SUE
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Simple rhyme scheme : ABAA
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Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Intruder in Mr. McGregor's garden : PETERRABBIT
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$10 to $12 an hour, e.g. : RAISE
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Sans intermission, maybe : ONEACT
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Some public transportation : COMMUTERRAIL
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The heebie-jeebies : UNEASE
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Subsidy : AID
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Question calling for an explanation : HOW
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Tease : RAZZ
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Continental connection … and a hint to 17-, 24-, 31-, 41- and 48-Across : LANDBRIDGE
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6 7/8, e.g. : SIZE
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Calif. barrio locale : EASTLA
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Unexplained phenomenon : ESP
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Take from the top : DOOVER
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Popular MP3 player : IPOD
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Prefix with -itis : NEUR
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Perfume name : COTY
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"You ___ here" (map notation) : ARE
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Title for Isaac Newton : SIR
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One pulling strings? : HARPIST
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Extra inning : TENTH
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TV planet : ORK
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Innards : VISCERA
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Fan sounds : WHIRRS
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Words to a good-looker : HUBBAHUBBA
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DuPont fiber : ORLON
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Blockage reliever : STENT
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G.P.A. part: Abbr. : AVG
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"What ___!" ("That's robbery!") : ARIP
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They're tapped : KEGS
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Sweater letters : NUS
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Pull: Fr. : TIRER
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Delany of "China Beach" : DANA
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Between-acts musical fare : INTERMEZZO
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Perfume name : ESTEE
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Feel regret for : RUE
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Of the flock : LAIC
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Drudge on the Internet : MATT
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Genesis victim : ABEL
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One of 12 popes : PIUS
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English-born centenarian actress Winwood : ESTELLE
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Track foundation : ROADBED
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Blows away : AMAZES
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A mummy may have one : CURSE
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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Accumulated : RANUP
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Purge : RID
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Part of a home entertainment system : HDTV
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Leer at : OGLE
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Sport : WEAR
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Long-eared beast : ASS
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1990's Indian P.M. : RAO
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Prefix with bar : ISO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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