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New York Times, Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0301 ( 20,567 )
Across
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Mighty bit : ATOM
5
Blackguards : CADS
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Caribbean island : ARUBA
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Collar neighbor : NAPE
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From the top : ANEW
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Humdrum : BANAL
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Lower 10 : TOES
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Oven window material : MICA
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Like a tumbler : AGILE
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Get away from the director of "Ishtar"? : ESCAPEMAY
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Midsized soda bottle : LITER
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Letter from Greece : ETA
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"No kidding!" : HONEST
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Top greengrocer? : ESCAROLEKING
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Fowl place : ROOST
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Repellent : VILE
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Jurist's reading : LAW
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Unwanted buildup : GUNK
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Sister of Urania : ERATO
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Ritzy : POSH
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Something to slag : ORE
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Be bombastic : ORATE
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Emulate Jack Sprat? : ESCHEWTHEFAT
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Option at the launderer's : STARCH
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___ exchange : ION
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"M" star, 1931 : LORRE
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Saloon held in trust? : ESCROWBAR
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Siamese or Persian : ASIAN
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___ George : LAKE
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Part of a diamond : HOME
60
Track : SCENT
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Declare : AVER
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Common supplement : IRON
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Brings to a close : HALTS
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Franco of film : NERO
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Gusto : ZEST
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Requirement in a game of dealer's choice : ANTE
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Sun Belt art colony : TAOS
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Fuel grp. : OPEC
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Big butte : MESA
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Totaled : CAMETO
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20 Questions category : ANIMAL
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Numerical prefix : DECA
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Dominion : SWAY
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Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
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Infuriated, and showing it : RAGING
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Go from two to one : UNITE
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Barn bundles : BALES
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At the ready : ALERT
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Sassy : PERT
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Big Island port : HILO
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For this reason : ERGO
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Go bad : SOUR
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Highway marker : CONE
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Set a price of : ASK
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Skirt : EVADE
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Do-it-yourselfer's purchase : KIT
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Take it easy : LOAF
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Hammett canine : ASTA
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Put an edge on : WHET
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Make some plates : ETCH
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Root word? : RAH
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Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
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Assaults on Everest, e.g. : ASCENTS
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"Horrors!" : OHNO
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Traveling : ERRANT
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Chair material : WICKER
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Corrida figure : TORERO
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Virgule : SLASH
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Opera set in 1800 Rome : TOSCA
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Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
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Flair : ELAN
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Set aside : SAVE
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Phenom : WHIZ
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Ear bender : BORE
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"Murder, She Wrote" sheriff ___ Tupper : AMOS
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Monthly money : RENT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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