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New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 2006

Author:
Barry Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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WINTER
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S
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E
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T
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C
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R
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A
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B
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W
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E
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L
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L
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SPRING
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T
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M
E
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A
U
R
A
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I
D
E
A
L
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I
D
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M
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S
T
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A
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K
D
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N
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D
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P
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N
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S
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L
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T
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A
T
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E
A
R
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H
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O
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D
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I
L
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S
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A
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R
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P
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R
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O
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V
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E
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A
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D
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E
N
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E
L
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B
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E
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R
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D
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B
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G
G
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I
R
L
S
D
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O
N
T
C
R
Y
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B
A
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S
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M
A
G
I
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T
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B
S
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A
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S
Y
R
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I
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E
L
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A
L
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S
N
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O
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H
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A
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T
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S
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M
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U
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S
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C
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A
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N
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E
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G
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I
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C
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T
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R
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B
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D
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L
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R
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A
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W
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SUMMER
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A
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P
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FALL
© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0413 ( 20,610 )
Across
1
Iowa town where John Wayne was born : WINTERSET
5
Zodiac symbol : CRAB
9
Source of abundance : WELLSPRING
14
"___ shall unfold what plaited cunning hides": Shak. : TIME
15
Vibrations : AURA
16
Model : IDEAL
17
Footnote word : IDEM
18
Flambéed beef entree : STEAKDIANE
20
Profundity : DEEPNESS
22
Releases to fight : LETSAT
23
Ground : EARTH
24
Ben Jonson wrote one to himself : ODE
26
"Casablanca" role : ILSA
29
Censure : REPROVE
35
Mideast port : ADEN
38
Hamburg's river : ELBE
40
Dog-___ : EARED
41
1962 #1 hit by the group hinted at in this puzzle's theme : BIGGIRLSDONTCRY
44
Jumps (out) : BAILS
45
Gift bearers : MAGI
46
Settings in word processing : TABS
47
Nineveh's home : ASSYRIA
49
Carrier at J.F.K. : ELAL
51
___-cone : SNO
53
Qualifying races : HEATS
57
Mideast capital : MUSCAT
62
Denial : NEGATION
65
Carnegie Hall's main auditorium is named after him : ISAACSTERN
67
"___Cop" : ROBO
68
Dig : DELVE
69
Music of India : RAGA
70
___ unto himself : ALAW
71
1965 Beach Boys album : SUMMERDAYS
72
Often : ALOT
73
Unexpected difficulty : PITFALL
Down
1
December festival : WINTERTIDE
2
Part that's most listened to : SIDEA
3
OPEC V.I.P. : EMEER
4
With allure : TEMPTINGLY
5
Lawyer's assignment : CASE
6
Dead-end jobs : RUTS
7
Response to "Am not!" : ARESO
8
It's heard in a herd : BAA
9
Off the mark : WIDE
10
Polish prose : EDIT
11
Rural expanses : LEAS
12
Turner of "By Love Possessed" : LANA
13
Small water source : SPRINGLET
19
"Ad Parnassum" artist, 1932 : KLEE
21
Flyers' org. : NHL
25
Excavating machine : DREDGE
27
Sun. delivery : SER
28
Rock's ___ Brothers : ALLMAN
30
White House souvenir : PEN
31
One in need of a good inspection : RATTLETRAP
32
Deep-sea killer : ORCA
33
Trick or treat, e.g. : VERB
34
Popular ice cream : EDYS
35
Pop music acronym : ABBA
36
"Buenos ___" : DIAS
37
Auspices: Var. : EGIS
39
Jamboree grp. : BSA
42
Land on the Medit. Sea : ISR
43
Try to loosen : OIL
48
Followers: Suffix : ISTS
50
"I get it!" : AHA
52
Patrick of "The Way We Were" : ONEAL
54
Garlicky mayonnaise : AIOLI
55
Go ___ for : TOBAT
56
Skier's wish : SNOWFALL
57
Early August : MIDSUMMER
58
Not new : USED
59
Spanish hotel reservation : SALA
60
South American rodent : CAVY
61
Super-duper : ACES
63
Thus : ERGO
64
Black fly, e.g. : GNAT
66
Singsong syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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