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New York Times, Thursday, March 3, 2005

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0303 ( 20,204 )
Across
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Chicken coop material : MESH
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Idiosyncrasies : TICS
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Where captains go : TOSEA
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Others, in Latin : ALII
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Suffix with depend : ENCE
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Not upright : ATILT
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Aardvark feature : LONGSNOUT
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With 13-Down, "I'll get those guys!" : LEMME
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Makes a dazzling entrance : LIGHTSUPTHEROOM
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Furrow maker : HOER
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Revolutionary leader : LENIN
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Pact : ACCORD
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Saucy : PERT
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Garden party? : EVE
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Calculus calculation : SLOPE
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French author who co-founded La Nouvelle Revue Française : GIDE
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Epitome of grace : SWAN
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Screens, filters and such : CAMERAEQUIPMENT
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Spheres : ORBS
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Major success : COUP
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Échecs piece : REINE
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Kind of cross : TAU
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Expensive box : LOGE
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Word with salt or root : CELLAR
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Kay who sang "Wheel of Fortune," 1952 : STARR
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City on the Oka : OREL
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"Indiana Jones" genre : ACTIONADVENTURE
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With 12-Down, fiery guy? : SAINT
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Common football spread : PLUSSEVEN
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Granny and Windsor : KNOTS
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Dagger part : HILT
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Fax button : SEND
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Horse ___ : SENSE
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Part of Y.S.L. : YVES
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Western tourist destination : TAOS
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Washington locale, with "the" : MALL
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Belt, perhaps : SING
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Sinatra standard : HIGHHOPES
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Got tight : TENSED
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"Peace ___ time" : INOUR
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Bra spec : CCUP
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Squared accounts : SETTLEDUP
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Scout's find : TALENT
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Cheri of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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"Waiting for God" philosopher : SIMONEWEIL
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See 52-Across : ELMO
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See 19-Across : ATEM
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Squirrel, to 35-Down : STORER
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"___ stand" (Martin Luther declaration) : HEREI
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Kind of tie : ASCOT
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Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
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It may be spontaneous : COMBUSTION
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It comes in fits : PIQUE
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Famous phrase-turner : VANNA
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Long key : ENTER
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Place settings, collectively : GEOGRAPHY
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Quick appraisal of legitimacy : SMELLTEST
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Proverbial start of great things : ACORN
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Acts like a peacock : PREENS
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Taoism founder : LAOTSE
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Family matters? : CRESTS
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Salon supply : TINTS
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Reproductive cell : OVULE
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Names a price : ASKS
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Punish, in a way : CANE
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Mid sixth-century year : DLIV
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Iris container : UVEA
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Western vacation destination : RENO
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Pulls the plug on : ENDS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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