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New York Times, Monday, February 6, 2006

Author:
Sheldon Benardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sheldon Benardo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Benardo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 20,544 )
Across
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Healthful retreats : SPAS
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Cartoonist Thomas who attacked Boss Tweed : NAST
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Sleeves cover them : ARMS
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Chair designer Charles : EAMES
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Addict : USER
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Outscore : BEAT
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"Ain't it the ___?!" : TRUTH
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Computer info : DATA
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Germfree armored vehicle? : ANTISEPTICTANK
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Ruined : UNDONE
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H, in Greece : ETA
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Golf gadget : TEE
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Jan. and Feb. : MOS
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Bring forth : EDUCE
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Looks lasciviously : LEERS
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It may be served à la mode : PIE
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Motorist's org. : AAA
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Order between "ready" and "fire" : AIM
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Money for busting up monopolies? : ANTITRUSTFUND
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Buck's mate : DOE
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Mentalist Geller : URI
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Peak : CREST
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Reddish hair dye : HENNA
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Cambridge sch. : MIT
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"For ___ a jolly …" : HES
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Mimic : APE
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Agree (to) : ASSENT
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Vandalism or thievery? : ANTISOCIALWORK
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Rung : STEP
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Go no further : STOP
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Sailors : TARS
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Princes but not princesses : SONS
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Frank ___, Al Capone lieutenant : NITTI
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Math subj. with angles : GEOM
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Order between "ready" and "go" : SET
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"They're following me!" feeling : PARANOIA
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South Pole explorer Roald : AMUNDSEN
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Melee : SETTO
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Unclothed : NUDE
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Pronto, on memos : ASAP
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Couch : SETTEE
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Blue eyes or dark hair, e.g. : TRAIT
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Assist illegally : ABET
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Money-back offer : REBATE
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George Eliot's "Silas ___" : MARNER
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Feeds, as a fire : STOKES
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Rise and ___ : SHINE
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Tranquilize : SEDATE
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Where L.A. and S.F. are : CALIF
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Caller of balls and strikes : UMP
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Nasser's dream: Abbr. : UAR
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Make happen : CAUSE
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Bird more than five feet tall : EMU
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Hard-to-hum : ATONAL
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QB's scores : TDS
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Bits : IOTAS
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___ Clemente : SAN
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List from 1 to whatever : NUMERATE
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Toasts : DRINKSTO
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Cousin ___ of "The Addams Family" : ITT
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Modest : CHASTE
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U-Haul truck, e.g. : RENTAL
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Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
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Victim of Achilles : HECTOR
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Egyptian dam : ASWAN
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Rapper's entourage : POSSE
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Edna Ferber novel : SOBIG
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Some Saturns : IONS
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Cathedral recess : APSE
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Her's partner : HIM

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

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