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BEGONE!

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 2006

Author:
Ashish Madhukar Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {B} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0305 ( 20,571 )
Across
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Country that won its first Olympic medal in 2004 : ERITREA
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1959 Ricky Nelson hit : ITSLATE
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Summons : PAGES
20
Nay sayers : VETOERS
21
Tennis star Zvereva : NATASHA
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Essence : AROMA
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Shady accountant's April 15 work? : INCOMETAXRACKET
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Allied (with) : SIDED
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Saxophonist Al : COHN
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Racer Al : UNSER
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Director of "Chicago" and "Dancin'" : FOSSE
30
Hula hoop : LEI
31
Connects with : TIESINTO
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Chinese "way" : TAO
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Smash hits : HOMERS
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G.R.E. takers : SRS
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Caroler's reward? : THENOELPRIZE
44
Kind of D.A. : ASST
45
Rolodex no. : TEL
46
Pad site : KNEE
47
Handy-andies : DOALLS
49
Unsmiling : GRIM
51
Slip in a pot : CHIT
53
1940's-50's All-Star Johnny : SAIN
55
Pilot announcements, for short : ETAS
57
"Little Shop of Horrors" dentist : ORIN
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Persistent photographers? : CHEESEURGERS
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Sorority letters : MUS
63
Main entrances? : MANHOLES
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Wisecracker : WIT
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Analyze : DISSECT
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Turkey part : ANKARA
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Mischief makers : SPRITES
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Deep Throat, e.g. : SOURCE
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Owls : HOOTERS
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Vandal : HUN
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Comparatively small : TEENSIER
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Late 80's sitcom : ALF
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Unfolding view for a hapless hang-glider? : LOOMINGDALES
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Summer cooler : ICEE
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Summer coolers : ADES
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Art containing 4-Down : CELS
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Elvis or Madonna : ICON
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Honeyed drink : MEAD
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Tens, e.g. : IDEALS
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Cry of eagerness : OHOH
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Et ___ (following) : SEQ
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Asunción assent : SISI
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"Faucet drips ahead"? : LEAKFORECAST
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Nutrition info, for short : RDA
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Graffitist's addition to a face : GOATEE
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Org. that drafts guards : NFL
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School zone requirement : LOWSPEED
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Goals in 106-Across, quickly : TDS
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Runner : LOPER
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Served past : ACED
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Dull : MATTE
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Roller coaster inventor? : FATHEROFTHERIDE
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Top guns : ATEAM
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Waist reducer, perhaps : ALTERER
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Current contraption : AMMETER
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Comic Lewis : JERRY
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Sits atop : RESTSON
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Fancy parties : SOIREES
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Puts out : EVICTS
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"La Loge" artist : RENOIR
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Feels irritated : ITCHES
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Kids' TV staples : TOONS
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Like some sleep, for short : REM
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"… ___ he drove out of sight" : ERE
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Not dull : ASTUTE
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"Need You Tonight" group, 1987 : INXS
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Weight allowance : TARE
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Catch off-guard : STARTLE
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Ontario, par exemple : LAC
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Request : ASKFOR
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Dutch filmmaker ___ van Gogh : THEO
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Packs away : EATS
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Old Toyota : PASEO
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Jackie's "O" : ARI
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Concern for Rev. Falwell? : GODLESSAMERICA
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Gulf State V.I.P.'s : EMEERS
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Tormentor : SADIST
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Soon : ANON
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Sports venue seen from the Grand Central Parkway : SHEA
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Twosome : ITEM
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Kings' org. : NHL
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Hairy Halloween costume : APESUIT
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Fountain order : MALT
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30's migrant : OKIE
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M.D.'s who may cure snoring : ENTS
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"Got it" : IDIG
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Like city land, usually : ZONED
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Soldier's helmet, slangily : TINHAT
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Instruction unit : LESSON
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Nutritious nosh : GRANOLA
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Where the ice skater fell? : RINKOFDISASTER
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"Evita" narrator : CHE
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English pianist who was made a dame : HESS
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Works of Michelangelo : ARTE
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Follow : SUCCEED
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Hold 'em variation : OMAHA
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Part of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team : EWING
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Knolls : RISES
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Metric measure : STERE
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"… and I mean it!" : ORELSE
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1968 hit with the lyric "I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk" : SUSIEQ
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Dr. ___ : PHIL
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Shoos : RUNSOFF
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W.W. II site : STLO
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Projecting part at the foot of a wall : SOCLE
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Dark time in poetry : EEN
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City south of the Salt River : MESA
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Stylish gown : DIOR
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Yearn : ACHE
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Get to work on Time? : EDIT
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29-Down team : METS
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One way to turn : ALEE
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Rural valleys : HOLLERS
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Liverpool-to-Plymouth dir. : SSW
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Military V.I.P. : SGTMAJ
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Halogen salt : IODATE
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Comic Don : KNOTTS
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Staff leader : CLEF
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Main lines : AORTAS
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Say poetry, say : RECITE
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Political pundit Myers : DEEDEE
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Puff ___ (Old World menaces) : ADDERS
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Other side : ENEMY
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Kitchen implement : PARER
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Way off : AFAR
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Yarn : TALE
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Chocolaty treat : OREO
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No-no on office computers : PORN
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Salt : TAR
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Plenty steamed, with "up" : HET
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Wellness grp. : HMO
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Recording giant : EMI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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