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New York Times, Thursday, April 14, 2005

Author:
David Murchie
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Murchie

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Murchie. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0414 ( 20,246 )
Across
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Belts : SWIGS
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Babysitter's handful : IMPS
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River rental : CANOE
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Full-bodied : RICH
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Home of Haleakala National Park : MAUI
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Mary who wrote the autobiographical "A Life on Film" : ASTOR
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Drama opening : ACTI
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Puts on … or puts on ___ : AIRS
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Parthenon sights : RHOSANDCOLUMNS
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Carnival's stock-in-trade : FUN
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Brother of Isis : OSIRIS
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Directly : DUE
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Brand for Olympic racers : SPEEDO
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1987 Peace Nobelist from Costa Rica : ARIAS
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Poses a danger to : MENACES
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"And who ___?" : ISNT
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Concerns of Archimedes : PSISANDWEIGHT
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Home of ancient Aquitaine : GAUL
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Appeasing words from a nervous postman? : NICEDOG
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Rainbowlike : ARCED
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Not by commission : ONSPEC
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Amniotic ___ : SAC
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Squirter : OILCAN
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Menu words : ALA
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Things Aristotle wrote : NUSANDANALYSIS
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Home of Cézanne's "The Bather," in brief : MOMA
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Lake north of Milan : COMO
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"___ Andy Warhol," 1996 film : ISHOT
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Bedroom sharers, informally : SIBS
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Copied : APED
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Number of hills of Rome : SETTE
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Where a scar forms : GASH
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Counter action : SALE
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Roof support : TRUSS
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Chows (down) : SCARFS
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Use the sink : WASHUP
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Chant : INTONE
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Pasty substances : GOOS
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Red Cross supplies : SERA
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Small fasteners : BRADS
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Theron's "Monster" co-star, 2003 : RICCI
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Part filler : ACTOR
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Kind of dog : CHILI
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Prayer leader : IMAM
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Entree : MAINDISH
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Following, with "to" : PURSUANT
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Family nickname : SIS
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Editorialist Peggy : NOONAN
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Cable inits. : USA
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Approx. : EST
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"South Pacific" hero : EMILE
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"Der Ring ___ Nibelungen" : DES
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Starring role in "Lethal Weapon" : RIGGS
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First thing an Indiana cheerleader calls for : ANI
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Atlanta-based health agcy. : CDC
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Meadow mother : EWE
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Arizona tourist locale : SEDONA
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Unsettling thought : PARANOIA
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Yields : SUCCUMBS
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See 41-Down : ION
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With 40-Down, H+, e.g. : GAS
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___ 180 : DOA
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Afghani tongue : PASHTU
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George and T. S. : ELIOTS
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Classes : CASTES
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Ancient Americans : INCAS
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Drug treating parkinsonism : LDOPA
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Joe ___ : CAMEL
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Negative end : ANODE
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Obi : SASH
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Organizing aid : LIST
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River of Flanders : YSER
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N.Y.C. sports venue : MSG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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