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New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0301 ( 20,202 )
Across
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Film mogul Louis B. (whose company mascot was 26-Across) : MAYER
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"Funny!" : HAHA
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Hard to fluster : CALM
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Mrs. David O. Selznick, daughter of 1-Across : IRENE
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Assist in wrongdoing : ABET
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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One lacking courage : SCAREDYCAT
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On the briny : ASEA
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___ Tuesday : SHROVE
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Take the first step : STARTOUT
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Poland's Walesa : LECH
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Tam sporter : SCOT
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Roarer in film intros : LEO
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Sty fare : SLOP
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Eucalyptus-loving "bears" : KOALAS
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Drive-thru dispenser, maybe : ATM
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Gazetteer statistic : AREA
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Sporty Mazda : MIATA
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Courage seeker in a 1939 film : THECOWARDLYLION
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Top man in the choir? : TENOR
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___ proprietor : SOLE
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SSW's opposite : NNE
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Fake : ERSATZ
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Crowe's "A Beautiful Mind" role : NASH
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Suffix with chariot : EER
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Pack and send : SHIP
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Reply to "That so?" : ITIS
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Deuterium and tritium, to hydrogen : ISOTOPES
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Make unreadable, for security : ENCODE
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Island near Java : BALI
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One feigning courage : PAPERTIGER
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Tied in score : EVEN
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Put ___ in one's ear : AFLEA
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An earth sci. : GEOG
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Not fake : REAL
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Cake sections : TIERS
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Fail to catch : MISS
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Keystone's place : ARCH
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Reunion number : YEAR
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Sign up : ENROL
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Superman player George : REEVES
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Barn loft contents : HAY
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Basics : ABCS
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Puts on the burner : HEATS
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Tear into : ATTACK
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Formal jacket feature : COATTAIL
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What's more : ALSO
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In ___ of : LIEU
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A drawbridge may span one : MOAT
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Render harmless, perhaps, to 26-Across's kin : DECLAW
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Hardly cramped : ROOMY
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Round dances : HORAS
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Starbucks order : LATTE
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Old anesthetic : ETHER
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Prophetic signs : OMENS
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Argentina's Juan : PERON
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Frankie or Cleo : LAINE
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Do penance : ATONE
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Less dotty : SANER
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Ike's two-time opponent : ADLAI
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Exerting little effort : COASTING
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Straight: Prefix : ORTHO
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Former Georgia governor Maddox : LESTER
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Sleeping bag closer : ZIPPER
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Suggest subtly : HINTAT
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Treaty result : PEACE
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"Star Wars" genre : SCIFI
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"___ to differ" : IBEG
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Except for : SAVE
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Promise product : OLEO
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Shelter org. : SPCA
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Gape at : OGLE
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Whitetail, e.g. : DEER
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Notable times : ERAS
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Slithery swimmer : EEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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