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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 2006

Author:
Philip C. Ordway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ordway. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 20,542 )
Across
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Sheets : STRATA
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Rub : OBSTACLE
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Flowering plant with prickly leaves : TEASEL
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Funnelform flora : PETUNIAS
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Like part of the heart : ATRIAL
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Periods of decline : EVENINGS
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Garage sale? : GREASE
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Neighbors of Indians : NEPALESE
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Breadwinner : EARNER
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Circus pioneer Ringling and others : ALS
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Magazine contents : GUNS
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"___ Secretary," Madeleine Albright's 2003 autobiography : MADAM
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Lie very, very still : PLAYDEAD
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Wolfish : CANINE
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Be on the take : LINEONESPOCKETS
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Throws off : ADDLES
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Secret : HUSHHUSH
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Slaves : TOILS
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Bullied baby, maybe : RUNT
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Mouse manipulator? : CAT
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It might hold the solution : AMPULE
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Having the same concentration of salt as mammalian blood : ISOTONIC
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Pounded : RAINED
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Cousin of a sego : MARIPOSA
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"Fighting" collegiate team : ILLINI
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Is older than : PREDATES
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___ Sea between Ireland and England : CELTIC
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Concurring comment : SAMEHERE
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O.K. : ASSENT
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Put on : STAGE
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Prefix with syllabic : TETRA
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Like rhinos vis-à-vis elephants : RARER
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Like some elephants : ASIAN
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Ride : TEASE
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They can cause eruptions : ALLERGENS
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It's simple to solve : OPENANDSHUTCASE
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Inclines : BEVELS
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Recipe parts : STEPS
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Kind of steak : TUNA
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Shrub of the genus Indigofera : ANIL
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Film : CINE
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Trails : LAGS
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Latin infinitive : ESSE
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Its currency is the dirham: Abbr. : UAE
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Number associated with a boom : MACH
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Emblem of life : ANKH
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Prayer addressee, in Paris : DIEU
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Unwelcome dining discovery : ANTS
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Work well together : MESH
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Surveyor's map : PLAT
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Italian island reef : LIDO
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Follower of myself : ANDI
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Cry : YELL
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Travels at a speed of : DOES
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Home of San José : COSTARICA
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It may involve a homophone : PUN
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Yeast, e.g. : RAISER
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"Benjamin" : CNOTE
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Drones, say : MALES
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Dispensary stock : PILLS
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Pool : UNITE
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"The State and Revolution" writer : LENIN
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A famous one was issued at Nantes : EDICT
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Parenting challenges : IMPS
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1980's Geena Davis sitcom : SARA
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City once named Provo Bench : OREM
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Tendency, as of events : TIDE
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Moonfish : OPAH

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