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New York Times, Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Reasons to begin a race over … and a hint to 17-, 25-, 39- and 49-Across

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lee Glickstein
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 161 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times4/19/06 ( No. 20,616 )

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Across
1
Tunesmiths' grp. : ASCAP
6
Massenet work : THAIS
11
Forbes listings: Abbr. : COS
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Pooh penner : MILNE
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Coin collecting, for some : HOBBY
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View in northern Italy : ALP
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Favorite : FRONTRUNNER
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Smart-alecky : WISE
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Narc's org. : DEA
22
Possible score just before winning : ADIN
23
Great ___ : DANE
25
Mechanical rooster : ALARMCLOCK
28
Masthead contents, briefly : EDS
29
Gangsta pioneer, for short : DRE
30
Lush : SOT
31
___ Bega, with the 1999 hit "Mambo No. 5" : LOU
32
Elusive figures in the mountains : YETIS
35
Part of a media planner's buy : RADIO
39
Acquaintance : FRIENDOFAFRIEND
42
Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
43
Nabisco wafer : NILLA
44
Country rte. : RFD
45
Bon ___ : AMI
47
Black gold : OIL
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Study of the Scriptures: Abbr. : REL
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Prime corporate concern : BOTTOMLINE
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Well-ventilated : AIRY
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Retro do : AFRO
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It may be made on a count of three : PIN
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Hula Hoops, once : RAGE
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Hog haven : STY
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Reasons to begin a race over … and a hint to 17-, 25-, 39- and 49-Across : FALSESTARTS
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Part of a school yr. : SEM
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Take in, perhaps : ALTER
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6-Across, e.g. : OPERA
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"___ moment" : ONE
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Butter up? : BASTE
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Navajo reservation sights : MESAS
Down
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Bowling lane equipment inits. : AMF
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Person touched on the shoulder? : SIR
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Ensemble with clashing tie : CLOWNSUIT
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Warbucks's ward : ANNIE
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Strokes : PETS
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Thanksgiving time: Abbr. : THU
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Passport or Accord : HONDA
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Daisy Mae's guy : ABNER
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Girders : IBEAMS
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Part of the Holy Land: Abbr. : SYR
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Positive : CANDO
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Kind of acid : OLEIC
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Punish corporally : SPANK
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Brought up : REARED
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Central Asia's ___ Mountains : ALTAI
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Dutch pottery city : DELFT
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Love to pieces : ADORE
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Give the game away : LETON
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O.K. place : CORRAL
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Go-getter : DYNAMO
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"___ were you …" : IFI
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Stylist's shop : SALON
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Many moons? : DERRIERES
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Surmise : INFER
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Strange to say : ODDLY
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Odist's inspiration : ERATO
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Birds and planes : FLIERS
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African antelope : IMPALA
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Low singer : BASSO
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As a rule : OFTEN
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"Go ahead, ask" : TRYME
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Springy songs : LILTS
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Hawaii, on a map, sometimes : INSET
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Visibly shocked : AGAPE
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Something smashable : ATOM
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Terrif : FAB
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Before, to bards : ERE
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Singer's syllable : TRA
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Carrier to Oslo : SAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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