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New York Times, Monday, February 13, 2006

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0213 ( 20,551 )
Across
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Satisfying drink : QUAFF
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Light bulb unit : WATT
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Howled, as the wind : BLEW
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Graduation march composer : ELGAR
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Type of textbook market : ELHI
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Four-star review : RAVE
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John who made plows : DEERE
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Grad : ALUM
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9:00-5:30 store sign : OPEN
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Amusement park ride with organ music : MERRYGOROUND
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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Existed : WAS
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Offers dessert, as to a dieter : TEMPTS
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Hero of a Virgil epic : AENEAS
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Toy that bounces weirdly : SILLYPUTTY
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Play divisions : ACTS
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Arduous journeys : TREKS
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Bolt attachment : NUT
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Mensa-suitable : SMART
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Concerning : ASTO
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Counterfeit cash : FUNNYMONEY
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Skirt bottoms : HEMS
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Roof attachment seen less often these days : AERIAL
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Take to a higher court : APPEAL
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Having ridden one too many times on a 20-Across, say : ILL
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Canonized mlle. : STE
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Seashore bird with a distinctive cry : LAUGHINGGULL
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Christmas carol : NOEL
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Not inner : OUTER
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Use the library : READ
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"Tickle me" doll : ELMO
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Complete reversal : UTURN
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"___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Not too great : SOSO
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Four: Prefix : TETRA
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Letters after a proof : QED
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Suffix with sched- : ULE
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What birthday candles signify : AGE
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Old MacDonald's property : FARM
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Most interstates : FREEWAYS
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Has on : WEARS
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Partner in war : ALLY
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Hoodlum : THUG
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Dalton who played 007 : TIMOTHY
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Janitor's tool : BROOM
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Receive with enthusiasm : LAPUP
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Media attraction : EVENT
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Pursues, as one's way : WENDS
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Coarse file : RASP
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Aunt or uncle, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
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Rotini or linguine : PASTA
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People named in wills : HEIRS
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Small bay : INLET
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Nevada county : ELKO
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Astonishes : STUNS
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Env. abbr. : ATTN
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E pluribus ___ : UNUM
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Valentine's Day cherub : AMOR
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___ Major : CANIS
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Bonbon, e.g. : TREAT
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Baroque or rococo : STYLE
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Detect with the nose : SMELLOUT
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Cougars and such : FELINES
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River to Korea Bay : YALU
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"Take that!" : HAH
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Watchful : ALERT
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French city, in song : PAREE
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Cougars : PUMAS
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"Oh, no!" : EGADS
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Eskimo dwelling : IGLOO
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___ contendere (court plea) : NOLO
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Stones on rings : GEMS
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Old instrument that's strummed : LUTE
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Boy king of ancient Egypt : TUT
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"To ___ is human" : ERR
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Genetic material, for short : RNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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