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New York Times, Thursday, March 10, 2005

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0310 ( 20,211 )
Across
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Airspeed ratio indicator : MACHMETER
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Full of activity : ABUZZ
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One way to repent? : ATLEISURE
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Soprano Fleming : RENEE
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A commitment must be made here : POINTOFNORETURN
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Gracious loser : SPORT
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"Sad ___ …" : TOSAY
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Low : MOO
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Support for a bill : YEA
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Tsuris, so to speak : WOE
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Pacific arm : BERINGSEA
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Lexicon topic : USAGE
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Post-O.R. stop, perhaps : ICU
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Catalog abbr. : ETAL
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Made waves? : OARED
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They're spotted on beaches : POLKADOTBIKINIS
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Kind of acid used to make soap : OLEIC
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Russia/China border river : AMUR
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Prefix with conscious : ECO
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More terrible : DIRER
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Cause for pause : SEMICOLON
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By the agency of : VIA
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Take in slowly : SIP
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It'll never fly : EMU
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"When We Were Very Young" writer : MILNE
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Old film vamp Pola : NEGRI
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Stuffy stretch : VICTORIANPERIOD
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1990's sitcom : ELLEN
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Worthy of respect : ESTIMABLE
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Primed : READY
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Gulfweeds : SARGASSOS
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Route revealers : MAPS
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Straddling : ATOP
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Madison Avenue award : CLIO
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Son of William the Conqueror : HENRYI
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Hand holder? : MITTEN
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Pamplona pronoun : ESO
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Goatee, e.g. : TUFT
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Rubik of cube fame : ERNO
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Essex contemporaries : REOS
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Question after an accident : AREYOUOK
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Track transaction : BET
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"One" on a one : UNUM
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Bubkes : ZERO
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Philosopher for whom a paradox is named : ZENO
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Unseasoned : RAW
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Seasoned : AGED
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Morales of movies : ESAI
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Certain rifle stand : BIPOD
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Source of some stomachaches : ECOLI
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Schoolbag item : RULER
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Athenian meeting places : STOAS
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Wonderland message : EATME
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It contains tracks : ALBUM
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Cellulose fiber brand : ARNEL
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Big name in insurance : GEICO
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Pelé's given name : EDSON
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Capital on the Dnieper : KIEV
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Bitterness : ACRIMONY
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Camera component : IRIS
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Place for a concession : CINEMA
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High-culture entertainment : OPERAS
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Put on : AIR
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It can come before after : EVER
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Square ___ : MILE
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Pac Ten powerhouse : UCLA
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Sprawls : LIES
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Pathfinder's parent : NASA
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___'acte : ENTR
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Wedgelike metal strips in a machine shop : GIBS
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Caramel candy from Hershey : ROLO
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Midmonth time : IDES
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"First Blood" director Kotcheff : TED
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Nonsharing type : PIG

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

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