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New York Times, Saturday, February 3, 2007

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 181 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 20,906 )

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Across
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Faucet with a rotating plug : STOPCOCK
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Top with a quip, maybe : TSHIRT
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Convenient, in a way : EASYPOUR
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Observer : HEEDER
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Kids : SMALLFRY
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Bibliographer's term : ETALII
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Tolerate : TAKE
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Product with the old jingle line "One little can will keep you running free" : STP
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Curved nails : TALONS
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The 80's, say : ERA
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Time up : ATBAT
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Chow fixer : VET
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Whips : TANS
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Some Oscar-night gowns : DIORS
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Rig-___, Hindu sacred book : VEDA
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"The Sand Pebbles" actor, 1966 : CRENNA
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See : GETIT
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Lacking light : APHOTIC
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"Speaking personally …" : IFORONE
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Ones with gifts who don't care about presents : SEERS
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Embryonic sac : AMNION
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Air___, discount carrier : TRAN
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Top-___ (sports brand) : FLITE
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Banff Natl. Park locale : ALTA
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It's in the neighborhood: Abbr. : EST
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He wrote "A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies" : WILDE
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Seaside flier : ERN
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Olympic competitors since 1900 : ROWERS
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___ Strait, east of Canada's King William Island : RAE
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Nabokov novel : PNIN
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Soon : INABIT
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"Really?!" : ISTHATSO
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Form of boxing using both the hands and feet : SAVATE
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Tiger's quality : FEROCITY
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Wailed : KEENED
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Genetic condition known medically as ephelides : FRECKLES
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Guitar strings, e.g. : SESTET
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Ballerina Karsavina : TAMARA
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One of 2.7 million Japanese : OSAKAN
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"Here Is Your War" author : PYLE
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Mil. rank : CPL
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Punch lines? : OOFS
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Bow-making time : CURTAINCALL
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Gas in fluorescent lamps : KRYPTON
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Angle symbols, in geometry : THETAS
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Go after : SETAT
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Knit, maybe : HEAL
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Enthusiastic response : IDLOVETO
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Checked : REINEDIN
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Conjoined area : TRISTATE
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Knot : BRAINTEASER
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Belittling act : SCORN
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___ gratia : DEI
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Actress Bloom of "High Plains Drifter" : VERNA
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Some football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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"Ick!" evoker : GOO
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Indication to look down : ASTERISK
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Forum characters : PERSONAE
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Stretch in the 90's, say : HEATWAVE
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Word of disgust : FIE
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Area under a halter : MIDRIFF
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Two-___ (strong) : FISTED
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Protein source : LENTIL
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Sad : TRISTE
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Bugs : ANNOYS
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Parting request : WRITE
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"Voice of Israel" author : EBAN
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Being abroad : ETRE
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Lies together? : PACK
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Latin pronoun : HOC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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