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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 2006

53-Down : You can do it in rehab

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {S} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Muller.
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F
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R
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E
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T
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A
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M
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A
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J
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A
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P
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A
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R
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Y
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B
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G
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B
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N
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Q
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P
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E
C
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D
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R
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C
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D
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T
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E
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O
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R
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E
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L
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O
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V
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R
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D
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L
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T
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L
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T
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B
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F
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D
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H
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K
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A
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D
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D
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P
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Y
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O
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G
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D
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N
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D
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© 2006, The New York Times4/18/06 ( No. 20,615 )
Across
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Worry (about) : FRET
5
Key related to F# minor: Abbr. : AMAJ
9
Not together : APART
14
Light : AIRY
15
Nickname for the Aqueduct Racetrack : BIGA
16
Boo-boo : BONER
17
Little wax remover : QTIP
18
Alternative to nude : ECRU
19
Prepare for winter takeoff : DEICE
20
What you may notice about the puzzle you are doing, part 1 : ACERTAINCOMMON
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Period : DOT
24
Tartan cap : TAM
25
Termination : END
26
Mined rock : ORE
29
Byzantine emperor called "the Armenian" : LEOV
32
Carmine, for one : RED
34
What you may notice, part 2 : LETTERWILLNOTBE
40
Utah winter recreation area : ALTA
41
Rocker Brian : ENO
42
The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
43
What you may notice, part 3 : FOUNDANYWHEREIN
48
Medical bag : KIT
49
Lewd look : LEER
50
Greek H : ETA
51
Append : ADD
54
Bathroom, in Brighton : LOO
56
Bronze ___ : AGE
58
What you may notice, part 4 : THEPUZZLETODAY
64
Greatly bother : EATAT
65
Pledge : OATH
66
Garbage bag choice : GLAD
68
Over : ABOVE
69
Nick at ___ : NITE
70
Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Jumbled together : MIXED
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River to the Fulda : EDER
73
Not colored naturally : DYED
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Common Web page: Abbr. : FAQ
2
Hayworth of "Pal Joey" : RITA
3
Olympian Heiden : ERIC
4
Not handwritten : TYPED
5
Helper in crime : ABETTER
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Layered mineral : MICA
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Prefix with cultural : AGRI
8
Quick trip : JAUNT
9
Midbody : ABDOMEN
10
Ode or haiku : POEM
11
Cartoon art : ANIME
12
Military info-gathering : RECON
13
Vogue : TREND
21
Part to play : ROLE
22
Director Reiner : CARL
26
Norwegian monarch : OLAF
27
Move, to a Realtor : RELO
28
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
30
"A Prayer for ___ Meany" : OWEN
31
Old record material : VINYL
33
Hardly an idler : DOER
35
Vehicle with a gun turret : TANK
36
Actor Rob : LOWE
37
Birch or beech : TREE
38
Tempting food : BAIT
39
Italian exploder : ETNA
44
Watered down : DILUTED
45
Complete gamut : ATOZ
46
Moor flora : HEATHER
47
Therefore : ERGO
51
Top group : ATEAM
52
Abu ___, oil emirate : DHABI
53
You can do it in rehab : DETOX
55
Kind of layer protecting the earth : OZONE
57
Barely beaten : EDGED
59
Cover a road : PAVE
60
Like an egg : LAID
61
Ending with major : ETTE
62
Join (with) : ALLY
63
An Ivy : YALE
67
"Dear old" guy : DAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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