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New York Times, Saturday, February 5, 2005

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.52003
Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
1
Automatic, e.g. : FIREARM
8
Band-aid : STOPGAP
15
Part of Italian East Africa : ERITREA
16
Millennium Falcon pilot : HANSOLO
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Military policy : DONTASKDONTTELL
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Winged being, in Germany : ENGEL
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Sequence sung by kids : EIEIO
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Find out : SEE
22
Some Bourbons, par exemple : ROIS
23
Grain sorghum variety : DURRA
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W.W. II service acronym : WAAC
25
Foster son of the comics : ARN
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Times when Mexico and Brazil celebrate their independence: Abbr. : SEPTS
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"Meet John Doe" director : CAPRA
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Concern of 55-Across : LEGALITY
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Least colorful : PALEST
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Press conference response : NOCOMMENT
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Many a monk, once : SCRIBE
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Like some radiation : IONIZING
40
Cries for attention : AHEMS
41
Some bolt holders : TNUTS
42
"Flower Drum Song" actor : SOO
43
Lock giant : YALE
44
Nucleus : CADRE
45
Mideast capital : SANA
46
It may be polit. : SCI
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Turn red, maybe : RIPEN
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Training ship trainee : CADET
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Song from "A Chorus Line" : WHATIDIDFORLOVE
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Former English royal house : HANOVER
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Powerless to progress : UPATREE
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Workers with horse sense? : OSTLERS
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People getting into briefs? : LAWYERS
Down
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Like post-Revolutionary architecture : FEDERAL
2
Refined find : IRONORE
3
Like certain endorsements : RINGING
4
Ending with Rock : ETTES
5
___ Sea, known in ancient times as Oxianus Lacus : ARAL
6
Monitor stat. : RES
7
Brown-nose : MAKEUPTO
8
Smiths : SHOERS
9
"Goldfinger" actress Mallet : TANIA
10
Able to see through : ONTO
11
Ore. is on it : PST
12
Comes unglued : GOESAPE
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Very attentive : ALLEARS
14
Relative of a sable : POLECAT
18
Lecherous : DIRTYMINDED
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Clear for takeoff : DEICE
24
Move breezily : WALTZ
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Ones who may be wearing spotted ties? : SLOBS
27
___ Major : CANIS
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Modern film genre : ANIME
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Board game played with stones : PENTE
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Wearing black, perhaps : MOURNFUL
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Response to a dubious assertion : SAYSWHO
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Dances with a shuffle-step : CHACHAS
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Self-___ : RELIANT
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___ Freleng, creator of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck : ISADORE
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Emphatic rejection : NONEVER
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Facial features : GOATEES
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Tropical animals : TAPIRS
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Kind of press : CIDER
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Off-color : SALTY
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Bank of Paris : RIVE
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Avian food holder : CRAW
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"___'able David" (classic silent film) : TOL
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W.W. II agcy. : OPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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