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New York Times, Friday, March 3, 2006

Ditch with a retaining wall used to divide land

Author:
Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQUXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Hinman.
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© 2006, The New York Times3/3/06 ( No. 20,569 )

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Across
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Rejected : CASTASIDE
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Food whose name means, literally, "ring" : BAGEL
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Personal : ADHOMINEM
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Title place in a Francesco Rosi film : EBOLI
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Whistle blower? : TEAKETTLE
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Reach : GETAT
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Hit daytime show : ELLEN
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Eustachian tube site : EAR
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Mixer with O.J., popularly : STOLI
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In public : SEEN
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Ancient writers of hieroglyphics : MAYAS
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Plunder, slangily : SWAG
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Chicken soup ingredient : PARSLEY
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Org. with a House of Delegates : AMA
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Rankles : FESTERS
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Sunken : DEEPSET
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Profits : AVAILS
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Peppermint ___ : PATTIE
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Means of introduction : NAMETAG
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Bad thing to be at : WITSEND
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Calculator: Abbr. : CPA
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Almost spills : SLOSHES
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Knights of ___ : YORE
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Chasing : AFTER
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Buster? : NARC
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"I Remember Mama" aunt : TRINA
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Swedish coins : ORE
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It goes over the wall : HOMER
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Abominable : HATED
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Not car-share : RIDEALONE
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Space Invaders maker, once : ATARI
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"The devil's tools" : IDLEHANDS
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Joint part : TENON
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Classic subject for rock 'n' roll lyrics : TEENANGST
Down
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"Gremlins" co-star, 1984 : CATES
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Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
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Shelf material : SHALE
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Game piece : TOKEN
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Word said just before opening the eyes : AMEN
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"Make yourself comfortable" : SIT
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Broken up : INTEARS
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Travelers' headaches : DELAYS
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___ City of book and film : EMERALD
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Mendicates : BEGS
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Encourages when one shouldn't : ABETS
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Rot : GOTOWASTE
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1942 Allied victory site : ELALAMEIN
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Didn't settle : LITIGATED
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Sicilian dessert wine : MARSALA
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More oozing : SEEPIER
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Attacks from a snow fort, say : PELTS
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"Sailing to Byzantium" poet : YEATS
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"Oho!" : FANCYTHAT
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Disappear : EVAPORATE
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Good one : SAMARITAN
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A winner may break it : TIE
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Sports stat. : PTS
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"I won't stand in your way" : GOFORIT
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Inveigle : WHEEDLE
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Usually you try to hit yours : STRIDE
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Julio's opposite : ENERO
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Family name in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" : NOLAN
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___ friends : AMONG
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Divides : RENDS
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Trough's opposite : CREST
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Score just before winning, maybe : ADIN
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Ditch with a retaining wall used to divide land : HAHA
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___ tho : EEN

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