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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 2006

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 30 Missing: {BQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 20,565 )
Across
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More wet and cold, as weather : RAWER
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Puts behind bars : JAILS
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Maker of the Envoy and Yukon S.U.V.'s : GMC
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End of ___ (notable time) : ANERA
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Open, as a bottle : UNCAP
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Winter peril : ICE
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Elated : INSEVENTHHEAVEN
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Allow : LET
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Forest ranger? : ELK
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Take offense at : RESENT
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One of 12 at Alcoholics Anonymous : STEP
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Third son of Adam and Eve : SETH
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Plowmaker John : DEERE
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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TV's "Star ___" : TREK
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Eros, to Romans : AMOR
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Barbershop quartet members : TENORS
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Mine finds : ORES
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"For ___ a jolly …" : HES
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Jubilant : ONCLOUDNINE
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Uncle with a cabin : TOM
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Many-stringed instrument : HARP
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Endangered cat : OCELOT
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Word after rest or restricted : AREA
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Garden invader : WEED
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Volley of gunfire : SALVO
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Cultivates land : TILLS
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Small metric weight : GRAM
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Kojak, to friends : THEO
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Home made with buffalo skin, maybe : TEEPEE
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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LAX posting: Abbr. : ARR
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Ecstatic : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
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Mel who played at the Polo Grounds : OTT
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Dumbstruck : INAWE
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Like ghostly sounds : EERIE
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NNW's opposite : SSE
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19th-century fur trade monopolist : ASTOR
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Clothesline alternative : DRYER
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Berates : RAILSAT
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Actress Bening : ANNETTE
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Brunch order with diced peppers, onions and ham : WESTERNOMELETTE
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Afore : ERE
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Talk like a madman : RAVE
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Paid-for trip : JUNKET
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Opposite of syn. : ANT
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Lion player in "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
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Go 60, say, on city streets : SPEED
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1948 campaign cry : GIVEEMHELLHARRY
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John who won tennis's U.S. Open four times : MCENROE
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Midpoints : CENTERS
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Chicago trains : ELS
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Cruising : ASEA
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Subatomic particle : PION
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Actor on a tour : TROUPER
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Cattle that all have the same brand : HERD
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Curve, as the back : ARCH
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Numbers game with a card : KENO
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Side order at K.F.C. : SLAW
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Canine attack commands : SICS
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Wash. neighbor : OREG
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Fastidious : NEAT
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Pictures made in parlors : TATTOOS
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Points in the right direction : ORIENTS
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Cover : OVERLIE
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Specifically as one likes : TOORDER
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Purina competitor : ALPO
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One of Santa's team : DASHER
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Old photo color : SEPIA
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Old-time actress West : MAE
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Ages and ages : EONS
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Was in the red : OWED
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Lard, essentially : FAT
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What the "bi" in bicycle means : TWO
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Anthem contraction : OER

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