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New York Times, Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 20,195 )
Across
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Retreats : HAVENS
7
Dry, as wine : SEC
10
It leaves marks on asphalt : SKID
14
Triumphant cry : IDIDIT
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Word often said twice before "again" : TRY
16
Numbers game : KENO
17
She wed George Washington : MARTHADANDRIDGE
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Niagara Falls' prov. : ONT
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Karel Capek play : RUR
22
Church nooks : APSES
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Where Washington relaxed : MOUNTVERNON
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Wrath : IRE
29
Pi preceder : OMICRON
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Friend in the Southwest : AMIGO
37
Forsaken : LORN
39
Ready for picking : RIPE
40
State defense organization headed by Washington : VIRGINIAMILITIA
43
Its flight attendants' greeting is "Shalom" : ELAL
44
Magician's start : ABRA
45
Word prefixed with poly- : ESTER
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Edison's New Jersey lab locale : ROSELLE
48
"Welcome" site : MAT
49
Where Washington's forces wintered : VALLEYFORGE
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Defense aid : ALIBI
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Writer Fleming : IAN
60
Time Warner merger partner : AOL
61
Colonial force headed by Washington : CONTINENTALARMY
66
___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Belfry flier : BAT
68
___ corpus : HABEAS
69
Faculty head : DEAN
70
Not just tear up : CRY
71
"Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
Down
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Televised sign in football stands : HIMOM
2
Hersey's bell town : ADANO
3
Love of artistic objects : VIRTU
4
D.C. summer clock setting : EDT
5
Fed. biomedical research agcy. : NIH
6
Deprive of food : STARVE
7
Fab Four drummer : STARR
8
Directional suffix : ERN
9
Dancer Charisse : CYD
10
Old record problem : SKIP
11
Popular sneakers : KEDS
12
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
13
Female deer : DOES
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___ date : DUE
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Rajah's wife : RANI
24
Carp : NIGGLE
25
"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Prefix with potent : OMNI
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"The Count of Monte ___" : CRISTO
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Film director Martin : RITT
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
33
Close : NEAR
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Swear to : AVER
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Actor O'Shea : MILO
36
Investments usually held for yrs. and yrs. : IRAS
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Kind of suit found in a courtroom : LIBEL
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Sculling need : OAR
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Queen in "The Lion King" : NALA
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Page (through) : LEAF
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Chapter 57 : LVII
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Avian talkers : MYNAHS
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Needing a good brushing, say : LINTY
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Ingest : EAT
52
Scarcer : RARER
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Beatnik's encouragement : GOMAN
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"Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
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Served past : ACED
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Oral tradition : LORE
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Bingo call : BTEN
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Peacock network : NBC
63
Musical talent : EAR
64
Long.'s opposite : LAT
65
Face on a fiver : ABE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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