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New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0208 ( 20,546 )
Across
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Large 40-Across of people : MOBS
5
With 9-Across, 40-Across seen in parentheses : AREA
9
See 5-Across : CODES
14
Big lot : ACRE
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Chest part : LUNG
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Tourist draw : RUINS
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Stadium near La Guardia : SHEA
18
Succulent plant : ALOE
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Swimming mammal : OTTER
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Start of a quip : HOWCOMEWRONG
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Sensory input : ODOR
24
Go over lines again : REREAD
28
Amazed : INAWE
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E-mailer's button : SEND
34
Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Victor at Trafalgar, 1805 : NELSON
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Daisy ___ : MAE
38
Tail motions : WAGS
39
Not a starter : SUB
40
Middle of the quip : NUMBERS
43
Miss Piggy, to herself : MOI
44
Hearing-related : OTIC
46
Bearded prez, informally : ABE
47
Some blacksmiths : SHOERS
49
Cartoon hyena : LENA
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Pusher's nemesis : NARC
52
Black key : EFLAT
53
Racy : EROTIC
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
57
End of the quip : ARENEVERBUSY
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"___ español?" : HABLA
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Toward one side of a ship : ALEE
67
Deco designer : ERTE
68
Under way : AFOOT
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Liven (up) : PERK
70
It's off the coast of Spain : AGUA
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With 72-Across, vaudevillian 40-Across : STAGE
72
See 71-Across : ACTS
73
Certain 40-Across column : TENS
Down
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Prepare potatoes, in a way : MASH
2
Dos cubed : OCHO
3
Suds : BREW
4
Manatees : SEACOWS
5
Southwest mission : ALAMO
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School desk items : RULERS
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Plenty, old-style : ENOW
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Wrinkle or gray hair producer : AGER
9
Witch : CRONE
10
No longer fit into : OUTGREW
11
Telegraphed sound : DIT
12
Adelaide-to-Brisbane dir. : ENE
13
Red letters? : SSR
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Ancient Greek theater : ODEON
22
They may be marching : ORDERS
25
White coating : ENAMEL
26
Sweater material : ANGORA
27
End : DESIST
28
Low-level supporter? : INSOLE
29
Spay : NEUTER
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Red-eyed one : ALBINO
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Glowing piece : EMBER
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Scot's denial : NAE
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Shading : NUANCE
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Wharton grad : MBA
42
Cut : SHEAR
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Now-computerized library feature : CATALOG
48
Quirky : OFFBEAT
51
Not apparent : COVERT
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Steaming : IRATE
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Scallionlike vegetables : LEEKS
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Wine valley : NAPA
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Physics class subj. : ELEC
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Strongly advise : URGE
61
Phaser setting : STUN
62
Half of a vote : YEAS
63
Is down with : HAS
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Propeller's locale : AFT
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Fancy neckwear : BOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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