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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 2007

It's across the Albert Canal from Liège

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQXYZ} This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times2/17/07 ( No. 20,920 )

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Across
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Facility with many schools : FISHFARM
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One using the metric system? : BARD
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Way over the line : INTOODEEP
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Less likely to reconcile : SORER
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Further stirring : REAROUSAL
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Very small serving : TASTE
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Jude, e.g. : EPISTLE
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Toys, for tots : AMUSERS
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Mine shaft borer : TREPAN
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Put a ceiling on : CAP
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Telemarketing need: Abbr. : NOS
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Eponymous Scottish inventor : WATT
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High-rise, e.g. : EDIFICE
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Habitations : ABODES
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Don Juan : SEDUCER
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Saturnine : GLUM
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Some sprouts : LADS
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Ski resort sights : AFRAMES
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Soft, transversely ribbed fabric : FAILLE
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Unfeminine : MANNISH
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___ of Court : INNS
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Where tests are often given: Abbr. : ERS
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Angus rejection : NAE
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Medical school course : ETHICS
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Supplement : CODICIL
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Daring adventurer : SWASHER
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See 20-Down : AMOVE
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Advanced point : LATESTAGE
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Defeater of Holyfield and Tyson : LEWIS
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Decorate : SMARTENUP
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Eremitic : LONE
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Sullies : ASPERSES
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Captain's command : FIRE
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Feckless : INEPT
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Landing place : STAIR
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Miss in a derby? : HORSEWOMAN
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Step on it : FOOTPAD
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Not merely like : ADULATE
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Chafes (at) : RESENTS
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Pronoun for Pliny : MEA
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Givers of unfriendly hugs : BOAS
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Like some poisoning : ARSENICAL
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Go back : RETROCEDE
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Valets, at times : DRESSERS
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Director's cry : PLACES
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Clueless : STUPID
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With 50-Across, acted : MADE
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Sharer of both parents : FULLSISTER
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Spider producer : ALFAROMEO
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Torches : BURNSDOWN
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Hunter's lure : GAMECALL
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Lessens the force of : MINCES
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Tony's player on "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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Pasta variety : SHELLS
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Galician galas : FIESTAS
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It's across the Albert Canal from Liège : ANTWERP
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How decisions shouldn't be made : INHASTE
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"Charlie ___ Secret" (1935 film) : CHANS
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"On a similar note," e.g. : SEGUE
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Jazz singer Anderson : IVIE
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Ones with talent? : REPS
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"I ___ shepherd of those sheep": Millay : AMA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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