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New York Times, Thursday, February 22, 2007

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 20,925 )
Across
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Secretarial jottings: Abbr. : APPTS
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Lee with an Oscar : ANG
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It's held in a hold : CARGO
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"The Rain in Spain" composer : LOEWE
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Pal of Eeyore : ROO
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___ the hole : ACEIN
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Stage part : APRON
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Cooperation roadblock : EGO
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Provocative military move, briefly : NTEST
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Quest for a stereotypical Jewish mother? : MISSIONOFGUILT
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A tiny bit : ONEIOTA
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Prefix with -cide : ECO
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What the dry cleaner might say after losing a garment? : DRESSUNKNOWN
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Recesses : APSES
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Characters in a frat house? : PSIS
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Author who inspired a Baltimore team's nickname : POE
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Stuns : ZAPS
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Setting of many a Stephen King novel : MAINE
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Bathe : LAVE
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Results of oogenesis : OVA
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Freeman's opposite : SERF
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Having a bottom : SOLED
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Reactions to poetry? : VERSEEFFECTS
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Check-box option : YES
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"Huh ...?!" : WHATTHE
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Like 20-, 25- and 43-Across? : COMMERCIALFREE
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Stock at hardware stores and garden shops : BULBS
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Spigot holder : URN
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Stack, in a way : LAYER
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Running rampant : ARIOT
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Kind of nut : LUG
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Cause of a food safety warning : ECOLI
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___ Park : MENLO
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George Strait's "All My ___ Live in Texas" : EXS
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Packed : DENSE
Down
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1960 John Wayne saga, with "The" : ALAMO
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Make a brief call : POPIN
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By itself : PERSE
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Stories often have them : TWOSIDES
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Promgoers : SENIORS
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Some rings : ARENAS
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Scrubbed : NOGO
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Anachronism, e.g. : GOOF
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Losers to the Rangers for the 1994 Stanley Cup : CANUCKS
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Sound stage shout : ACTION
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Draw (in) : REEL
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Heart : GIST
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Home of Bruce Peninsula Natl. Park : ONT
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Spirit : GENIE
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Spruce (up) : SPIFF
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Org. with many captains : USN
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Word with black or fire : OPAL
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Knitted : WOVE
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Lack : NEED
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Sea of ___ between Russia and Ukraine : AZOV
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Tar, maybe : PAVE
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Duke it out : SPAR
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1980's attorney general : MEESE
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It might mean "I have to go out!" : ARF
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Was shamed : LOSTFACE
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Apparently does : SEEMSTO
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Not going anywhere : STALLED
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Sign : SYMBOL
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Wealthy TV family : EWINGS
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Chinese tea : CHA
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Wear for a moment : TRYON
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They can be spiked : HEELS
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Like some coincidences : EERIE
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Solution : CURE
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"Thirtysomething" actor : OLIN
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Call the shots : RULE
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Heart : CRUX
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"Pow!" : BAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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