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New York Times, Saturday, April 15, 2006

40-Across : Herbal drink

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Peoples.
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© 2006, The New York Times4/15/06 ( No. 20,612 )

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Across
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Electrical connectors : SLIPRINGS
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League parts : TEAMS
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Sweet little thing : LEMONTART
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Lumberjack : AXMAN
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Worked up : INALATHER
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"The Name Above the Title" autobiographer, 1971 : CAPRA
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Volcano feature : DOME
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Look that may include thick-rimmed glasses : GEEKCHIC
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Small goose : BRANT
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Seedy joint : HONKYTONK
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Gossip : YENTA
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Lean on : URGE
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___ League : ARAB
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Try to get in : APPLYTO
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1980's sitcom starring Geena Davis : SARA
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Large track : RUT
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Jellied delicacy : EEL
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Clutch : HUG
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It may be sympathetic : EAR
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Have ___ to pick : ANIT
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Herbal drink : SAGETEA
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Actress Louise : TINA
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2001 winner of the Israel Prize : EBAN
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Bond girl in "Octopussy" : ADAMS
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Some modern icons : ROCKSTARS
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Assaulted : RANAT
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Entrance area : ANTEHALL
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"Ronzoni ___ buoni" (old ad slogan) : SONO
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Earthen jar : CRUSE
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Cause for exclaiming "That's it!" : LASTSTRAW
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Extraterrestrial : EERIE
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Usually : ONAVERAGE
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Played out : SPENT
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Person with a line? : ODDSMAKER
Down
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Passed without notice : SLIDBY
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Poe subject : LENORE
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1965 Yardbirds hit : IMAMAN
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Cornmeal concoction : POLENTA
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H.S. biology topic : RNA
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Old telecom inits. : ITT
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"Uh-uh!" : NAH
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One of 16 popes : GREGORY
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Reinforces : STRENGTHENS
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Cheap : TACKY
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Big bets : EXACTAS
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Ancient Greek storage vessels : AMPHORAE
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Pasta topper : MARINARA
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Cineplex feature : SNACKBAR
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Barely get : EKEOUT
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Bind : TAPE
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Stink : HULLABALLOO
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Currency replaced by the euro : PESETA
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Grinds : RATRACES
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Worker's advocate, for short : UNIONREP
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Pharmacy solution : TINCTURE
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Stuff : GEAR
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Hornswoggles : TAKESIN
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Literary miscellany : GARLAND
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Official magazine of the National Space Society : ADASTRA
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Yupik outerwear : ANORAK
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Get by : MANAGE
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Longshoreman, at times : STOWER
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Part of many a Halloween costume : SHEET
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Sorry : SAD
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Sets : TVS
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Two qtrs. : SEM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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