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New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 20,580 )
Across
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Wool eater : MOTH
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Author/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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"Casablanca" star, affectionately : BOGIE
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Square footage : AREA
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Andean territory : PERU
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"Ready ___ …" : ORNOT
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Culmination of a truck race? : SEMIFINAL
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Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
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1986 Tom Cruise flick : TOPGUN
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Result of a Navy inventory? : SUBTOTAL
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Long-nosed flier, for short : SST
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Band with the 1994 #1 album "Monster" : REM
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Gal of song : SAL
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Recruit's denial : NOSIR
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Glowing : REDHOT
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Out-and-out : UTTER
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Car dealer's chart? : AUTOGRAPH
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Heath : MOOR
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Jordan's capital : AMMAN
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Charles Lamb's nom de plume : ELIA
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Big leaguer's dream? : PROVISION
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Person to give your car keys to : VALET
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Like the "p" in psychology : SILENT
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Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
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"The Lord of the Rings" critter : ORC
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Ventilate : AIR
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Young coyote : PUP
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Place for a poker game? : ANTEROOM
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Fly the coop : ESCAPE
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Out of one's ___ : GOURD
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Prison guard? : CONTENDER
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Blake of ragtime : EUBIE
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"The Court Jester" star Danny : KAYE
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Nonsense : BUNK
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Derisive look : SNEER
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Breeding horse : STUD
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Rogues : CADS
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Sail supports : MASTS
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Chocolaty treats : OREOS
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Entice : TEMPT
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Reagan's first secretary of state : HAIG
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Places for book titles : SPINES
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One hoping to fly the coop? : HEN
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Geological periods : ERAS
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Humdingers : LULUS
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For sale illegally : BOOTLEG
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Ricelike pasta : ORZO
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Pesky biter : GNAT
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The Hawkeyes of the Big Ten : IOWA
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List shortener : ETAL
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Commotion : FUROR
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W.W. I ace ___ von Richthofen : BARON
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Orange Bowl site : MIAMI
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Hearsay : RUMOR
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Gloomy : DREAR
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Symphony venue : HALL
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Taylor boy on "The Andy Griffith Show" : OPIE
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"Take ___!" : THAT
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Ballpark figures? : UMPS
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Pop singer Amos : TORI
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Awl or axe : TOOL
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Country crooner Tucker : TANYA
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Houston ballplayer : ASTRO
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Alphabetical, say : INORDER
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Poet's production : VERSE
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Lost some avoirdupois : DIETED
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Rulers of the roost : COCKS
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City where Galileo taught : PADUA
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Tip over : UPEND
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Employee benefits : PERKS
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Mighty long time : AGES
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Verb preceder, usually : NOUN
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Toothpaste holder : TUBE
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Ohio/Ontario separator : ERIE
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Castle defense : MOAT
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Business TV channel : CNBC
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School at Washington Sq. : NYU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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