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New York Times, Saturday, February 19, 2011

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0219 ( 22,383 )
Across
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Like a message in a bottle : OCEANBORNE
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What makes cats happy? : JAZZ
15
Needed to relax and unwind, say : HADABADDAY
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Parisian possessive : ATOI
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Get in on the ground floor, perhaps? : SIGNALEASE
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Palma's place : MANO
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"Wielding ___ Sword" (Piers Anthony novel) : ARED
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Classic novel with biblical parallels : EASTOFEDEN
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Old : YORE
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Some office equipment : PCS
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Flake : SPACECADET
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Language with 44 consonants : THAI
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Kind of tart : PECAN
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With 37-Across, express freely, with "to" : GIVE
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See 36-Across : VENT
38
Not free : INUSE
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Unlike one : EVEN
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Aisle or window, e.g.: Abbr. : PREF
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Do a wedding, maybe : CATER
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Contents of some farm bushels : EARS
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Eliminate lines of communication? : GOWIRELESS
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Shut up : GAG
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Sam Adams alternative : BASS
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Wear for some guards : NFLUNIFORM
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Not knocked off : REAL
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Controversial color enhancer : ALAR
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Reunion question : REMEMBERME
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Source of current information? : VANE
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Allows an adequate period : LEAVESTIME
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They've split : EXES
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Many a police officer must pass one : STRESSTEST
Down
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Key starter? : OHSAY
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City of a Thousand Minarets : CAIRO
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Tidying tool : EDGER
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"Billy the Exterminator" network : AANDE
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Drafting org. : NBA
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Paper quantity : BALE
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Some ancient halls : ODEA
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They're good stds. to follow : RDAS
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Santa drawer : NAST
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Surprises : EYEOPENERS
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"Death in the Desert" writer, 1930 : JAMESAGEE
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Opposite of much : ATAD
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Bus schedule specification : ZONE
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Utah's ___ Canyon : ZION
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Grp. caring about airing : FCC
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"Wannabe" hitmakers : SPICEGIRLS
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Penetrating : ACUTE
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Spade work? : CASES
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Hissy-prone missy : DIVA
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Present opener? : EVER
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Composition of some wads : TENS
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"Seinfeld" designation : TVPG
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One may win a heart : HERO
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Fresh : ANEW
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"I should have guessed as much" : ITFIGURES
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Led : RAN
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1980 A.L. M.V.P. : BRETT
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Takeoff point for many a flight : AERIE
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"The Colbys" co-star : SAMMS
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Driving danger : SLEET
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Mass gathering place : NAVE
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Oil source : FLAX
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Pool or carpool concern : LANE
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Shuffled things : FEET
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Baseball's Minaya : OMAR
55
"Le ___," Picasso painting of his sleeping mistress : REVE
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Some Eur. ladies : MMES
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First degs. : BSS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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