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New York Times, Friday, February 17, 2006

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HJQZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 20,555 )

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Across
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Royal protection : CASTLEGATES
12
Swift quality : WIT
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Vitamin C, e.g. : ANTIOXIDANT
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"Another Green World" musician : ENO
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1990's White House chief of staff : LEONPANETTA
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Largest U.S. youth org. : BSA
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Certain connection makers : MODEMS
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Gets the word out? : ERASES
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Whom auditors audit : FILERS
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Remiss : DERELICT
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Hangouts : LAIRS
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Spherical cereal : KIX
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Little jingle : DITTY
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Custom : USE
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Representation of tuning fork sounds : SINEWAVES
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List : ENUMERATE
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Route markers : MILEPOSTS
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RR place : STN
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Infrangible : RIGID
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Directory data: Abbr. : NOS
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Solara, for one : CAMRY
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Friend of "Ralphie boy" : EDNORTON
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Words of resignation : SOBEIT
45
Person who's authorized to shorten a sentence : EDITOR
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Former New York senator : DAMATO
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Tanning need : VAT
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Alternative to eBay : RUMMAGESALE
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Sight seer : EYE
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1996 Emmy-winning role in a sitcom : ELAINEBENES
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Lottery-running org. : SSS
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Game that involves opening a door : MYSTERYDATE
Down
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Political columnist Thomas : CAL
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Lacks of energy : ANEMIAS
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One who sings but maybe shouldn't : STOOLIE
4
Inflammatory stuff : TINDER
5
Runners : LOPERS
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What cribs are used for : EXAMS
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Array on a bar shelf : GINS
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It's fruit-flavored : ADE
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Inked art, for short : TAT
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Key word : ENTER
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Steadily took in : STAREDAT
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It always has a home : WEBSITE
13
Raid targets : INSECTS
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Warmed by the fire : TOASTY
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Animate : ALIVE
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Bird ___ : FLU
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Consumes with flair : DINESON
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Puts forth : EXERTS
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It literally means "thing to wear" : KIMONO
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Slangy greeting : SUP
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Verb for a historian : WAS
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Victorian-era novelist : ELIOT
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Indiana-born composer/writer : NEDROREM
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Busy times at fast-food restaurants : MIDDAYS
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Sets off : IGNITES
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Composer of the opera "Brandenburgers in Bohemia" : SMETANA
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Eight-line verse form : TRIOLET
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Newspaper inits. since 1851 : NYT
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Former Falcons coach Dan : REEVES
40
Acquire : COMEBY
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Put down : ABASED
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Word immediately preceding some signatures : TRULY
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More like a swami : SAGER
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The Great ___ (Victor Borge's nickname) : DANE
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Some Eng. majors get them : MAS
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Alma mater of NPR's Tom and Ray Magliozzi: Abbr. : MIT
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Storm dir. : ESE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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