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New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 2006

2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Cruz

Author:
Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd McClary

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. McClary.
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© 2006, The New York Times2/23/06 ( No. 20,561 )
Across
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Eliminates, gangster-style : OFFS
5
"The Jungle Book" hero : MOWGLI
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Can : AXE
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2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Cruz : NILO
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Noted resting place : ARARAT
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Breakfast buffet dispenser : URN
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Deal in sweet tubers? : TRAFFICYAMS
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"Awesome!" : RAD
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Classic muscle car, for short : VETTE
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Fool : ASS
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Signs off on : OKAYS
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Martinique, e.g. : ILE
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Put away : SAVE
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Long teenage conversations? : TELEPHONEYAKS
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Sneaky laugh : HEH
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Kind of sax : ALTO
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Knickknack : TRIFLE
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
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Toshiba rival : SANYO
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"The First ___" : NOEL
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Threatened : ATRISK
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Submerge : DUNK
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Call, as a game : REF
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Usable connector for oxen? : PRACTICALYOKE
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Sugar ___ of "Some Like It Hot" : KANE
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Tavern owner on "The Simpsons" : MOE
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Prominent : MAJOR
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"Funky Cold Medina" rapper Tone ___ : LOC
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Queen's request : KNEEL
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Three-time Frazier opponent : ALI
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Gagarin's space flight? : TRIALBYYURI
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Holy Trinity part : SON
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Bob who wrote "Catcher in the Wry" : UECKER
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Uzbekistan's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Curse : HEX
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Red Cross supply : PLASMA
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Snoopy : NOSY
Down
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"As seen ___" : ONTV
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Can : FIRE
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Out of fizz : FLAT
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Lenient type : SOFTIE
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Printemps month : MAI
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Shamu, for one : ORCA
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"We have our ___" : WAYS
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Former N.Y.S.E. chairman Richard : GRASSO
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Flee : LAM
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"That's all she wrote" : ITSOVER
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A president usually has one : AURA
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Look inside? : XRAY
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Purposes : ENDS
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"The Most Happy ___" (Loesser musical) : FELLA
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Enter, as a password : KEYIN
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Shiny wallet material : EELSKIN
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Head to toe : ANTONYM
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Birch of "American Beauty" : THORA
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School carnival planner, perhaps: Abbr. : PTA
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Civic-minded company? : HONDA
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Earlier : AFORE
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"The Mocker Mocked" artist : KLEE
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"Note to ___ …" : SELF
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Old jalopy : HEAP
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___'acte : ENTR
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Pervert : SICKO
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Deborah's "Shall We Dance" partner : YUL
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Fledgling company : STARTUP
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Offbeat : KOOKY
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Toyota coupe : CELICA
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Like many marathon winners : KENYAN
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Pulp : MASH
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Shaving gel ingredient : ALOE
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Bringer of misfortune : JINX
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Acorn droppers : OAKS
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Red Skelton's Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Prefix with dollar : EURO
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The Cenozoic and others : ERAS
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Easter sight : LILY
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Sem. topic : REL
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Item with an underwire : BRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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