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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 20,552 )
Across
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Stop with : ENDAT
6
"That ___ excuse" : ISNO
10
Common rhyme scheme : ABAB
14
Lord Vader : DARTH
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F.B.I. investigator, slangily : GMAN
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Give up : CEDE
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Most of the characters on "The West Wing" : WHITEHOUSESTAFF
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1970's Robert Blake series : BARETTA
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"Rebel Without a Cause" actor Sal : MINEO
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Altar garb : ALB
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Friend in France : AMI
25
Chicago's St. ___ University : XAVIER
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Item pictured in a cereal ad : MILKPITCHER
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Suffix with legal : ESE
31
Murphy Brown's mother or son : AVERY
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Fasting times : LENTS
34
Arnaz of 50's TV : DESI
35
Musical featuring the song "Buenos Aires" : EVITA
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Cookbook author Rombauer : IRMA
41
Carl who wrote "Contact" : SAGAN
43
"That is to say …" : IMEAN
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Select, with "for" : OPT
47
Pitch-black : DARKASNIGHT
50
"Rent" composer Jonathan : LARSON
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Photo : PIC
53
"East" on a grandfather clock : III
54
Dentist's implement : DRILL
55
Zigzags downhill : SLALOMS
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Where to find the varieties mentioned at the start of 17-, 26- and 47-Across : BOXOFCHOCOLATES
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Settled (on) : ALIT
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Gossip, slangily : DISH
64
Forebodings : OMENS
65
Golfer's bagful : TEES
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Capt. Hook's sidekick : SMEE
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More pink, as steak : RARER
Down
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One of eight English kings: Abbr. : EDW
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"No thanks" : NAH
3
Bounces : DRIBBLES
4
Intro for boy or girl : ATTA
5
Headwork? : THERAPY
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Cry in the outfield : IGOTIT
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Dirty literature : SMUT
8
Voyager launcher : NASA
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Capital ___ Bank : ONE
10
When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are last seen : ACTIV
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Little cap : BEANIE
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Bulk of a TV network's income : ADFEES
13
In front of : BEFORE
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
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Brainy : SMART
22
In ___ rush : AMAD
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Not recorded : LIVE
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"Hercules" spinoff : XENA
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___ Kringle : KRIS
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What many champagne glasses do : CLINK
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Worked (up) : HET
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___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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New York cardinal : EGAN
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Tabu for taboo, e.g.: Abbr. : VAR
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Till holder : REGISTER
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When repeated, a food fish : MAHI
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Con : ANTI
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First name in W.W. II infamy : ADOLF
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Not black-and-white : INCOLOR
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Biddy : OLDBAT
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Let out early : PAROLE
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Mrs. Ed Norton : TRIXIE
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Attack helicopter : APACHE
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Barn adjunct : SILO
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Certain Vegas games : SLOTS
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Slender wedge : SHIM
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Take the booby prize : LOSE
57
Doll's cry : MAMA
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Items made unnecessary by iPods : CDS
60
K.C.-to-Detroit dir. : ENE
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Moldavia, e.g.: Abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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