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New York Times, Friday, February 4, 2011

Member of an extensive empire of the seventh century B.C.

Author:
Ashton Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKW} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Anderson.
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© 2011, The New York Times2/4/11 ( No. 22,368 )

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Across
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Unbeatable mark : APLUS
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Ne plus ultra : ACME
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"Squawk Box" airer : CNBC
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Ship out : HITTHEROAD
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Ring event after exchanging rings : HORA
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Affectionate utterance : ENDEARMENT
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Sharing : INON
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Sustenance for a fatigued person? : MESS
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Name in old German duchies : SAXE
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Like many Scandinavians : BLOND
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Event at which reporters rub elbows? : MEDIAFRENZY
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One in an affair : FLAME
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Still no more : ASTIR
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Parisian possessive : SES
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Like "10," but not "9" : RATEDR
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Puncher's nickname : TEX
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Life ___ : VEST
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Boss's address? : ESTREET
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Chance to meet : RUNINTO
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"Fusses" is a form of it : ETRE
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It's not a very big story : FIB
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Heavenly radio source : PULSAR
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Like a Scottish young 'un : SMA
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Asteroid belt orbiter : CERES
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Harvester maker : DEERE
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Potentially paintable : PICTURESQUE
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Encrypt? : INTER
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Stagger : STUN
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Sister co. of Applebee's : IHOP
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Impoverish : RUIN
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E-tail detail : DOMAINNAME
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Poem referencing "the darker brother" : ITOO
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Modicum : SMATTERING
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Volunteer's place: Abbr. : TENN
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It may change your perspective : LENS
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Backing : AEGIS
Down
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Tap-on-the shoulder alternative : AHEM
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Paneling material : PINE
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Old Fords : LTDS
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Mountain West team : UTES
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Oldies syllable : SHA
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It may include destroyers : ARMADA
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Nice thing to do peacefully : COEXIST
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Beast to beware : MANEATER
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It starts in Mar. in D.C. : EDT
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Its flag is red, white and blue : CHILE
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Plain and simple : NONONSENSE
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Award won by Henry Fonda : BRONZESTAR
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Where suckers lure people? : CANDYSTORE
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Relative of Manx : ERSE
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Cold response? : BRR
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Member of an extensive empire of the seventh century B.C. : MEDE
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Play matchmaker for : FIXUP
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Maker of one's own rules : FREESPIRIT
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Under-the-wire : LASTMINUTE
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Chemistry : ATTRACTION
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Slight : MERE
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Direct : REFER
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Noxious : VILE
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Like a nudnik : TIRESOME
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As one entered the world : NUDE
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Keeper of the rings : BESTMAN
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Many a stray : CUR
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Leg-building set : SQUATS
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Joint part : TENON
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Knot, say : UNIT
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Dictator's start : INRE
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Watergate-era White House chief of staff : HAIG
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Westin alternative : OMNI
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Ringtoss equipment : PEGS
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Connection letters : DSL
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Grant grp. : NEA

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