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New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 2006

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

G.K. added to LADY'S NIGHT = GLADYS KNIGHT; O.S. added to LIVER TONE = OLIVER STONE; etc.

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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0302 ( 20,568 )
Across
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Movement in chorégraphie : PLIE
5
Crusades tactic : SIEGE
10
Heavyweight champ Willard : JESS
14
One best avoided : JINX
15
Synthetic fabric : ARNEL
16
"Fear Factor" comments : UGHS
17
Put one's foot down : STEP
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Women-only affair? (G.K.) : LADYSNIGHT
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Mary's boss on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : LOU
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___ Pitman, who invented shorthand : ISAAC
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Brownish color? (O.S.) : LIVERTONE
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Drudges : SERFS
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Maternally related : ENATE
32
Scarers : OGRES
34
Home sick : OUT
35
Card game named for an island : BALI
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Conditions : IFS
37
Reason out : DEDUCE
39
Brewery wagons? (D.E.) : ALEVANS
41
Your left, say? (A.W.) : MYRIGHT
42
Five-time Super Bowl champs, for short : NINERS
43
Some batteries : AAS
44
Leaky noise : SISS
45
Can. province : ONT
46
Flexibly snouted mammal : COATI
48
Aquarium fish : DANIO
49
Stall call : NEIGH
51
Smelly heart or kidney? (F.M.) : RANKORGAN
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Set one's sights on : AIMAT
55
60's tour site : NAM
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What a Hell's Angel might take? (C.P.) : HARLEYRIDE
60
"___ your pardon!" : IBEG
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False god : IDOL
65
Sri Lankan language : TAMIL
66
Blue shade : NAVY
67
With 69-Across, what each set of letters in parentheses represents : MONO
68
'54 event on Bikini atoll : HTEST
69
See 67-Across : GRAM
Down
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Late-night party attire, for short : PJS
2
Intoxicated : LIT
3
Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
4
Message not left after the beep? : EXPLETIVE
5
"Here's to you!" : SALUT
6
Form 1040, line 32 deduction : IRA
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They may have twists : ENDINGS
8
Big spout : GEYSER
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"Lohengrin" soprano : ELSA
10
Power, slangily : JUICE
11
Urge (on) : EGG
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"Zip it!" : SHH
13
The U.S.S.R. had the first civilian one : SST
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Former Mideast leader : NASSER
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Mineral source : ORE
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It has a cedar tree on its flag : LEBANON
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Strung out : INALINE
25
Jack who created the film rating system : VALENTI
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Punch elicitations : OOFS
28
Making rosy-cheeked : ROUGING
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Purplish-red flower : FUCHSIA
30
Florida university whose mascot is the Hatter : STETSON
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Popular ice cream : EDYS
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"___ doing …" : INSO
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Winsome : DISARMING
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___ Comics : ARCHIE
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Key : MAIN
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Simultaneously : ATATIME
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Biblical mount : ARARAT
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Hosp. designation : DOA
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American vintner : GALLO
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Bent : KNELT
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It's not true : MYTH
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"Get ___!" : HIM
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Flutter : ADO
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Father-and-son White House name : RON
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Bad-mouth : DIS
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Word with code or exam : BAR
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Little ___ of 60's pop : EVA
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Court locale : GYM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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