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New York Times, Thursday, February 2, 2006

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0202 ( 20,540 )

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Across
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Overextended? : OBESE
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Napkin eschewer, say : SLOB
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"Don't forget about me" : AHEM
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With 17-Across, court star : LEGAL
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___ Sutra : KAMA
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Marketing leader? : TELE
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See 14-Across : EAGLE
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"That was the truth" : IDIDNTLIE
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When things may become clearer : ONSECONDTHOUGHT
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Whip : TAN
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Polar route pioneer to LAX : SAS
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"The Third Man" setting: Abbr. : AUS
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Give the edge to? : HONE
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Damascus' land: Abbr. : SYR
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Hospital unit : BED
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Like ___ to a flame : AMOTH
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Exotic green mixer : KIWIJUICE
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When things may become clearer : INTHELIGHTOFDAY
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1972 Kentucky Derby winner : RIVARIDGE
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Evidence of a concealed weapon, maybe : BULGE
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San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
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Produce duds : SEW
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___ money : SEED
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Hamm in cleats : MIA
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Outlaw Kelly : NED
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Wingdings : DOS
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When things may become clearer : AFTERREFLECTION
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Taboo, as pronouncements : UNSAYABLE
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Beachgoer's take-along : RADIO
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No layabout : DOER
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Signal caller : CUER
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Turn over : UPEND
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Abbr. for unnamed co-conspirators? : ETAL
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Sorority letters : ETAS
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Dire places for worms : BEAKS
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Promise kept in a tub, perhaps : OLEO
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Noggin : BEAN
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Prods, with "on" : EGGS
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Point of ___ : SALE
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Give a seat to : ELECT
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Little squirt : SKINNYKID
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Alan of "The Carpetbaggers" : LADD
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Leaves off : OMITS
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Snuff, for some : BADHABIT
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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"___ Pictures" of Andrew Wyeth : HELGA
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Diplomat Root : ELIHU
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Cross-country activities : MEETS
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Rhinoplasty : NOSEJOB
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Mex. and Arg. are in it : OAS
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Tresses : HAIR
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Old Dodge : OMNI
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Less harsh alternative to grounding : NOTV
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One of the Coen brothers : ETHAN
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Old tennis star Bobby : RIGGS
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Jerk: Var. : DUFUS
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Aquatic nesting area : HERONRY
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Coaxers : WHEEDLERS
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Twiddling one's thumbs : IDLE
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Circus sight : CAGE
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Spotted : EYED
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Owner of the vanity plate "88 KEYS" : LIBERACE
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Unfortunate condition : WOE
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Show from which "Good Times" was spun off : MAUDE
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Otherwise : IFNOT
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Not knowing where to turn : ATSEA
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Opening : DEBUT
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Bench sitter : SCRUB
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___ Grey : EARL
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Little irritant : FLEA
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Alternative to a compact disc : TAPE
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Conception : IDEA
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Sound on Old MacDonald's farm : OINK
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Go-aheads : NODS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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