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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 2006

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 20,597 )
Across
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See 17-Across : CAP
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Beaux : SWAINS
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Office figure: Abbr. : ASST
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Old featherweight champion Attell : ABE
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Actor Lyle of 1950's TV's "The Bob Cummings Show" : TALBOT
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Half of a fish? : MAHI
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With 1-Across, mutual fund category : MID
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One way to shop : ONLINE
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Quotation designation: Abbr. : ANON
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Los Angeles Opera director beginning in 2000 : PLACIDODOMINGO
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Shrew : HELLCAT
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Hot topic of the 1992 presidential campaign : NAFTA
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Service status : ONEA
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Shines : STANDSOUT
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Deepens, in a way : REDIGS
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Multi-generational diamond name : ALOU
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78 letters : RPM
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Emulate 20- or 55-Across? : MAKEPEACE
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Fourth qtr. ender : DEC
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Eavesdropping aid : MIKE
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Good guy : MENSCH
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Banking officials : EXAMINERS
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Daughter of Maggie and Jiggs : NORA
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Keep under wraps : SITON
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Latin masses? : POPULUS
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One of two smashing siblings? : SERENAWILLIAMS
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Barbara Kingsolver's "___ América" : OTRA
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Cross the novelist : AMANDA
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Radar, say: Abbr. : CPL
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Winners' flashes : VEES
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Enter all at once : PILEIN
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Opposite of AAA : EEE
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Takes on : ADDS
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End table accompanier : SETTEE
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Kind of deviation, in stats. : STD
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Itch reliever : CAMPHOR
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Eisenhower's boyhood home : ABILENE
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Did footwork? : PEDALED
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Far from demonstrative : STOIC
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Sykes of stand-up comedy : WANDA
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Sets apart : ALLOTS
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Moral philosophy topic : NONO
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Supporter of nature : STEM
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Some ranges : AMANAS
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Entertained, in a way : SANGFOR
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Grow by leaps and bounds : SHOOTUP
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Some smiths work in it : TIN
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Staked thing : CLAIM
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Make happen : INDUCE
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Green-keeping device? : ATM
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Spire or obelisk, e.g. : TAPER
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Public offering : ALE
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First name in linguistics : NOAM
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Saucy little girl : GAMINE
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Body protector : SKIN
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Scratch (out) : EKE
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Lack of excitement : ENNUI
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___ Peres (St. Louis suburb) : DES
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Was : EXISTED
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Like many a reception : CATERED
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Cheers : SOLACES
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Split and toasted treat : CRUMPET
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Bothered : HASSLED
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Progress-impeding situation : MORASS
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Upright cousin : SPINET
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Chestnut : OLDIE
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Smoother : PLANE
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Is off guard : NAPS
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Valéry's valentine : AMIE
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Wall Street Journal columnist Mossberg : WALT
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Fertility clinic stock : OVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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