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New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Author:
Deb Amlen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Deb Amlen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Amlen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0308 ( 20,209 )

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Across
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Actor Damon : MATT
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Great buy, slangily : STEAL
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Go yachting : SAIL
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Met solo : ARIA
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Inventor Nikola : TESLA
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Ides of March utterance : ETTU
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Timid creature : DEER
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Big name in chips : INTEL
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"Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
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Actor Ben with the gang? : STILLERANDALL
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___-mo : SLO
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Cornhusker State: Abbr. : NEB
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Like good soil : LOAMY
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Chops to bits : MINCES
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Best Actress winner for "Million Dollar Baby" : SWANK
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Really enjoyed : ATEUP
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Democratic honcho Howard : DEAN
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Roadside sign : GAS
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Marathoner Frank with candy? : SHORTERANDSWEET
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Layer? : HEN
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Richly adorn : GILD
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Easy mark : PATSY
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Nutty as a fruitcake : LOOPY
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Motor City hoopster : PISTON
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Mel Ott, notably : GIANT
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Several eras : EON
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Unlock, poetically : OPE
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Novelist Evan with a small smooch? : HUNTERANDPECK
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Man Friday, e.g. : AIDE
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Publicist's concern : IMAGE
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Workbook segment : UNIT
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Puts into play : USES
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"Our Gang" dog : PETEY
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Mower maker : TORO
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Document content : TEXT
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Dorm annoyance : SNORE
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Cashless deal : SWAP
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"Spy vs. Spy" magazine : MAD
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"You ___ here" : ARE
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Gets soused : TIESONEON
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Pucker-producing : TART
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Metro entrances : STILES
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Potato sack wt., maybe : TENLB
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Renaissance family name : ESTE
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K.C. Royal, e.g. : ALER
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Space cadet's place : LALALAND
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Author/illustrator Maurice : SENDAK
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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Europe's "boot" : ITALY
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Quiet time : LULL
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Like a stumblebum : INEPT
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___ compos mentis : NON
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Not just a success : SMASH
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Like a ballerina : LITHE
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Despicable sort : CUR
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Serta competitor : SEALY
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Harry Potter accessory : WAND
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Icicle former : DRIP
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Become familiar with : GETTOKNOW
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Fabulous author : AESOP
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"Funny Girl" composer Jule : STYNE
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Voyages in vain? : EGOTRIPS
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Place for a title : SPINE
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Used to be : WAS
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Up-to-the-minute : LATEST
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White Monopoly bill : ONE
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"I yam what I yam" speaker : POPEYE
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False front : GUISE
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Encyclopedia volume : INDEX
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Landscaper's tool : EDGER
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___ monde : HAUT
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Defense grp. : NATO
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Roster removals : CUTS
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Lyrical Gershwin : IRA
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Blouse, e.g. : TOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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