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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Autos, maybe, after owners miss their payments

Author:
Lisa Wiseman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wiseman.
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© 2006, The New York Times2/21/06 ( No. 20,559 )
Across
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Ones called to an accident, briefly : EMTS
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Pic : SHOT
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Oval letter with a line through the middle : THETA
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Italian money, once : LIRE
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Tramp : HOBO
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Autos, maybe, after owners miss their payments : REPOS
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Foul mood : SNIT
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Traitor Aldrich ___ : AMES
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Hoover competitor : ORECK
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Rules, for short : REGS
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___ Moines : DES
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Chlorine or bromine compound : HALIDE
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Be bedridden : AIL
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Onetime Heathrow sight: Abbr. : SST
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Former secretary of state Powell : COLIN
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Lumberjack's tool : AXE
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Holy Roman emperor ___ the Great : OTTO
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Occasionally : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Items split in soup : PEAS
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"Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
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Pipe attachment : VALVE
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Author Rand : AYN
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Nitewear : PJS
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Singer/actress Kazan : LAINIE
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Info supplier for a natl. security briefing : CIA
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Couch : SOFA
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Time that won't come in all eternity : TWELFTHOFNEVER
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Swindler's aide : SHILL
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Ceremony : RITE
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Get in over one's head? : DIVE
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Hi : HELLO
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Opposite of sans : AVEC
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Tag on a sale item : ASIS
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Provide, as with funds : ENDOW
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Role : PART
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Dish with tuna and cheese : MELT
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"Do it or ___!" : ELSE
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___ Cooper (car) : MINI
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Math class before calc. : TRIG
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Under a parasol, e.g. : SHADED
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Payment of respect : HOMAGE
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Takes orders : OBEYS
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Coin action : TOSS
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Bricklayer's tool : TROWEL
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"___ Johnny!" : HERES
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Fencer's blade : EPEE
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Clock sound : TOCK
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Query : ASK
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Singer Lopez : TRINI
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"Farewell, mon ami" : ADIEU
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Sweetheart : HONEY
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Highway through the Yukon : ALCAN
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Tall tales : LIES
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
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Popular vodka, informally : STOLI
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Cooktop : STOVE
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Television knob : TONE
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"Hottest spot north of Havana," in song : COPA
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Blood-typing system : ABO
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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Holy Shi'ite city : NAJAF
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Show interrupters : ADS
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Water from France : EVIAN
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Kind of talk : PILLOW
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Opportunist of a sort : LOOTER
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Influence : AFFECT
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Bass's relative : CELLO
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Jewish mourning period : SHIVA
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Not now : THEN
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Word repeated before West : WILD
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Snare : TRAP
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Cheese type : EDAM
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Workbench attachment : VISE
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Demonic : EVIL
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What is left : REST
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"___ Loves You" : SHE

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