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New York Times, Friday, March 24, 2006

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 231 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0324 ( 20,590 )

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World's longest wooden roller coaster, with "The" : BEAST
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Needle problem : SKIP
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W.W. I air ace, e.g. : MACHINEGUNNER
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"It's just between us" : OURLITTLESECRET
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Gymwear : SNEAKS
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Lackawanna's lake : ERIE
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It opens in Sept. : SCH
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Dentist's request : RINSE
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One may be under development : ACRE
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Great Trek trekker : BOER
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Secures : ICES
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Like some craft show displays : ARTY
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Spirit that's willing? : GENIE
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#1 on Air Force One : CIC
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Result of a quick revolution : WHIR
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Sunder : CLEAVE
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Place for I, O or U : PERIODICTABLE
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Without aforethought : RASHLY
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Cut-up : CARD
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Popular New York City daily : HOY
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"The sun," in 33-Across : ELSOL
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Jours ___ (carnival days): Fr. : GRAS
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Fictional Jane : EYRE
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Cousin of a spoonbill : IBIS
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___ Trammell, 1984 World Series M.V.P. : ALAN
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Heroine of Menotti's opera "The Consul" : MAGDA
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"Just the opposite!" : NOT
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Response to a brother? : AMEN
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Dog with a bone, maybe : BURIER
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Needles follow one : KNITTINGPATTERN
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Fashionable wear : DESIGNERJEANS
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Lead-in to date or trap : SETA
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Looie's saluter : SARGE
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Just what is needed : BARENECESSITIES
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Mercedes-Benz sedan : ECLASS
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Take ___ (scram) : AHIKE
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Parks in a pew : SITS
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Shell contents : TNT
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Girl, in song, "way down yonder in the paw-paw patch" : SUSIE
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Support for a proposal : KNEE
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Business mag : INC
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Cleanliness, e.g. : PERSONALHYGIENE
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Library supporter, maybe : MUNICIPALBOND
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Kitchen fixture : ELECTRICRANGE
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Leader of the Pacemakers in 60's pop : GERRY
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Get commands : RECEIVEORDERS
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"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
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U.S. ___, known in New Hampshire as the Daniel Webster Highway : THREE
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Infecund : ARID
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"Neighbours" airer, with "the" : BEEB
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Shout before throwing a rope : AHOY
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Pleased : GLAD
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Heir lines? : WILL
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Shopping sites: Abbr. : CTRS
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P's : RHOS
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Corleone portrayer : CAAN
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Freshen, as a stamp pad : REINK
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Thirst : YEARN
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Mercury 6 occupant : GLENN
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Wildlife ID : EARTAG
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Commodore computer : AMIGA
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Less apt to speak : MUTER
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Slaving away : ATIT
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Tijuana locale : BAJA
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Literary monogram : TSE
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7, on a phone : PRS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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