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New York Times, Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 20,594 )
Across
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Transfer, as a houseplant : REPOT
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Believers: Suffix : ISTS
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Warm-up exam for H.S. students : PSAT
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Geometric calculations : AREAS
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Epitome of redness : BEET
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Follow-up to a curtain opening : ACTI
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It pounds the pavement : JACKHAMMER
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Request of a barber : TRIM
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Welcomes at the front door : ASKSIN
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Kick off : INITIATE
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Floor covering : RUG
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In limited supply : SCANT
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Make sour : EMBITTER
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Plots of land : TRACTS
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Meadow singers : LARKS
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Put off, as a motion : TABLE
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"Yeah, sure!" : HAH
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Apple or pear, e.g. : TREE
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A slang term for this starts 17- and 60-Across and 11- and 28-Down : MONEY
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San Antonio player : SPUR
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Ending with pay : OLA
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___ ray : MANTA
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Physique : SHAPE
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"I'm not signing" : NODEAL
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Obsolete : OUTMODED
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Underlying principle : BASIS
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Bygone Eastern rival : TWA
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Opening necessity? : DOORKNOB
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1987 Beatty bomb : ISHTAR
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Part of many a garden center : GREENHOUSE
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Flames : FIRE
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Flynn of Hollywood : ERROL
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Broadway's "Sweeney ___" : TODD
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File's partner : RANK
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Cartoon duck : DAFFY
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Indian prince : RAJA
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Historic periods : ERAS
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Actor Gregory of "To Kill a Mockingbird" : PECK
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Sherman ___, Calif. : OAKS
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Polo alternatives : TSHIRTS
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"Think" sloganeer : IBM
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Big rig : SEMI
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Babysitters, typically : TEENS
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By the book : STRICTLY
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Metal coating : PATINA
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Spot for doodles : SCRATCHPAD
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Going ___ (fighting) : ATIT
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Call to a basketball referee : TIME
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"Sometimes you feel like ___" : ANUT
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Weight of a container on a scale : TARE
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"Hop aboard" : GETON
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Singer John : ELTON
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Thomas of "That Girl" : MARLO
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Prototype circuit device : BREADBOARD
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Old White House nickname : IKE
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Totaled, as a tab : RANTO
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Hosiery shade : TAUPE
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Destroy, as classified documents : SHRED
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Doozie : BEAUT
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Goldbrick : MALINGER
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"___ 'nuff!" : SHO
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Halloween purchase : MASK
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Totally wasted : SMASHED
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Not just handed to : EARNED
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Romulus or Remus : TWIN
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More or less, slangily : SORTA
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Nimble-fingered : DEFT
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Noggin : BEAN
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Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
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What a gang protects : TURF
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Up until : ASOF
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Count (on) : RELY
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Lodge brother : ELK

Answer summary: 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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