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New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 2006

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 20,563 )
Across
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Boarders' spots : STATIONS
9
Excites, with "up" : AMPS
13
Declaration from Mama Rose in "Gypsy" : IHADADREAM
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Seethe : BOIL
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Resolution phrase : NEVERAGAIN
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Nitwit : BOZO
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Italian TV channel : TRE
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Sleuth's outburst : AHA
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Richard's longtime partner on Broadway : LORENZ
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Down-home entertainment : OPRY
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High, in a way : ONDOPE
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Served as : WAS
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Drop off : WANE
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Shade of bleu : AZUR
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Kind of infection : STAPH
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One and the same : MONADS
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Bygone epidemic cause : POLIO
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Asian peppers : BETELS
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Shared sleeping accommodations : BUNKED
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Serengeti creature : ELAND
40
Some are made with chocolate : STAINS
43
Pie chart dividers : RADII
44
Pardner's mount : HOSS
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Proves otherwise, briefly : ISNT
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Sugar amt. : TSP
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Tell off in no uncertain terms : SCATHE
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Burrow : LAIR
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Letter opener : TOWHOM
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Series of articles, maybe : ACT
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"Give ___ hug" : MEA
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Bannister's length : MILE
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Overhead : UPINTHESKY
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Big hearts? : ACES
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Bums : POSTERIORS
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"Over here" : PSST
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"Not necessarily" : OHIDUNNO
Down
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Guide : SHERPA
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Bar : TAVERN
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Vitamin C provider : ADE
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1999 best seller "___ Road" : TARA
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208 people : IDAHOANS
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Dress material : ORGANZA
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Supportive org. since 1965 : NEA
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Bluejackets : SAILORS
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Lane with smooth curves : ABBE
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Michael Jackson autobiography : MOONWALK
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Can you top this? Why, yes! : PIZZAPIE
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Mo preceder : SLO
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Following : INTOW
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L train : MNOP
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Like the "Wheel of Fortune" wheel, again and again : RESPUN
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Mocha native : YEMENI
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Turkey : DUD
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Booted, maybe : SHOD
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Renal : kidney :: amygdaline : ___ : TONSIL
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Getting up there : OLDISH
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Q*___ (vintage video game) : BERT
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Office holders : ELASTICS
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Larval amphibians : TADPOLES
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Split : BISECTED
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Flex, for example : SHAMPOO
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Squirt : TOT
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One-named singer with the 2002 #1 hit "Foolish" : ASHANTI
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One known for a bad hair day : SAMSON
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Phil who was a five-time Gold Glove winner : NIEKRO
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Photocopier selections : TRAYS
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Feat : COUP
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Cold war faction : WEST
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In and out, quickly : THRU
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"The Amazing Race" prop : MAP
60
-esque : ISH
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Hamburger's one : EIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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