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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 2006

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 20,591 )
Across
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Flirts with : CHATSUP
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Trying experiences : TRAUMAS
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Eastbound waves? : RADIOFREEEUROPE
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"You and your conspiracy theories!" : ITSACOINCIDENCE
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Hera turned Antigone into one : STORK
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Like the newspaper Al Shabiba : OMANI
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Main contents : GAS
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Prefix with flop : TERA
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Sea of ___, south of the Cyclades : CRETE
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Death to le roi : MORT
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Space ball? : ORB
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Six layers of a song? : GEESE
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Met number, maybe : QUOTA
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Like arctic winds : HARSH
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Lenny Bruce, famously : CURSER
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Adjusts, as a magazine photo : RESIZES
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Neckwear : CHOKERS
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Can't contain : EXUDES
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Flock : LAITY
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Setting for Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" : DINER
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Paley's successor at CBS : TISCH
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Michelin guide no.? : PSI
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E.P.A. output: Abbr. : STDS
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Speed ___ : CHESS
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Duster, for one : COAT
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"The Story __" (Pauline Réage novel) : OFO
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"32 Flavors" singer Davis : ALANA
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Dog topper : CHILI
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Subjects of metaphysical research : NEWAGEMOVEMENTS
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"Picture Perfect" star : JENNIFERANISTON
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Permission slips, e.g. : ASSENTS
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Astrolabe alternative : SEXTANT
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El Greco's "Bautismo de ___" : CRISTO
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Milliner : HATTER
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Act on like a carbon filter : ADSORB
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Barbie accessory : TIARA
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Buffet : SOCK
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Tabloid subj. : UFO
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One of Chaucer's Canterbury pilgrims : PRIORESS
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Mexican beer named for its hometown : TECATE
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Marie, par exemple : REINE
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Cabriolet maker : AUDI
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Portrait finish? : URE
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Ferretlike carnivore : MONGOOSE
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Patriarch of the "First Family of Country Music" : APCARTER
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Reel : SEESTARS
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Trammel : ENMESH
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The biggest part of a large belt : CERES
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Not pellucid : MURKY
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Person with a crystal ball : GAZER
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It was uttered in the past : QUOTH
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Trapper's stock : HIDES
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Fashions : CHICS
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1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger film : REDSONJA
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Going rates? : EXITFEES
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Regular settings : SUNDOWNS
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Plants that are a natural source of cyanide : CASSAVAS
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One who holds a note : LIENOR
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"Sweet ___, run softly, till I end my song": Spenser : THAMES
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Where to begin : POINTA
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___ Sea of California's Sonoran Desert : SALTON
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Terse demurral : ITISNT
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Like the Rock of Ages : CLEFT
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Focus of many an X-ray : CHEST
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Predisposed to fightin' : AGIN
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Multiple of CI : CMIX
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Georges Perec's 1969 novel "La Disparition" is written entirely without this : ANE
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Compass dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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