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New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Nikola who developed alternating current

Author:
Richard Jacobs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Jacobs.
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© 2006, The New York Times3/7/06 ( No. 20,573 )

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Across
1
Vertical : ERECT
6
Catches some rays : TANS
10
Yoked pair : TEAM
14
Longtime Yankees manager Joe : TORRE
15
Pi r-squared for a circle : AREA
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Time to go caroling : YULE
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Trip planner's aid : ATLAS
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Price : COST
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Bluenose : PRIG
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Start of a quip : THEBLOODTYPEOFA
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Mars ___ : BAR
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February 14 figure : EROS
25
Handsome Grant : CARY
28
Utah resort : ALTA
31
On edge : TENSE
35
___ Gardner who married Frank Sinatra : AVA
36
Covered walkway : STOA
37
Like Harlem, to SoHo : UPTOWN
38
Quip, part two : RANKPESSIMISTIS
41
Go-getters : TIGERS
42
Not live broadcasting : TAPE
43
Robot's "brains," for short : CPU
44
Plaintive poem : ELEGY
45
Actress Moore : DEMI
46
Prayer pronoun : THEE
47
Ballet move : PLIE
49
All-Star game org. : NBA
51
End of the quip : ALWAYSBNEGATIVE
59
1980 Olympics mascot : BEAR
60
First king of Israel : SAUL
61
Certain hat material : STRAW
62
Go the distance : LAST
63
Coffee dispensers : URNS
64
Play with : TEASE
65
Catch sight of : ESPY
66
Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Marine ornithologists' subjects : ERNES
Down
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Louisiana, e.g., to Louis : ETAT
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___ I.R.A. : ROTH
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Unpleasant : CRABBY
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Nikola who developed alternating current : TESLA
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___ Bell : TACO
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Noted shortstop's nickname : AROD
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Lipton rival : NESTEA
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Lecher : SATYR
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Prepares for publication : TYPESETS
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Money in Monaco : EURO
12
Arab leader? : ALIF
13
___ Millions lottery : MEGA
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Gives a keynote address : ORATES
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One-dish dinner : POTPIE
25
French menu : CARTE
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To no ___ : AVAIL
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Cooktop : RANGE
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Palate : TASTE
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Unit on a belt : NOTCH
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Use, as a credit card : SWIPE
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Follow : ENSUE
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With agility : SPRYLY
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Behind-the-plate job : UMPING
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Beer blast : KEGPARTY
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Answer to "Are you or are you not?" : IAM
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Prohibits : DEBARS
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Shred : TATTER
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Matter of debate : ISSUE
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Moisten, in the oven : BASTE
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Fit for the job : ABLE
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Where sheep graze : LEAS
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Stinger : WASP
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Church women : NUNS
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"Who ___?" : ELSE
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Part of Bush's Axis of Evil : IRAN
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Flower holder : VASE
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Milk dispensers? : EWES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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