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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 2006

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 20,617 )

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Across
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Entice : BAIT
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One appointed by God, to believers : IMAM
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Cub's rival : ASTRO
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Aquatic plant : ALGA
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Soup that often contains tofu : MISO
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Clinch : SEWUP
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Seek a conclusion? : LOOKFORTHECLOSE
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Entice : LUREIN
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When symptoms flare up : ASNEEDED
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Line on a graph : AXIS
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E.R. personnel : RNS
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Didn't opt for Olestra? : CHOSETHEFAT
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Cheerer : FAN
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Sharpened : HONED
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Bring in : REAP
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City where Dr Pepper was invented : WACO
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Alternative to Virginia Slims : MERIT
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Dying words : OBIT
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"Forget ___!" : THAT
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Thor's father : ODIN
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Easy mark : SAP
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Soak one's superior? : HOSETHEBOSS
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___ polloi : HOI
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Litigant : SUER
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Lollapaloozas : RAREONES
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Preserved, in a way : SMOKED
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Statement right after plastic surgery? : IJUSTGOTTHENOSE
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Unloyal : FALSE
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Actress Campbell : NEVE
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Pitts of old films : ZASU
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Having nowhere to run : TREED
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Relaxation venues : SPAS
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
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Diamond object : BALL
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Diamond family name : ALOU
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Borodin's operatic prince : IGOR
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Rest one's dogs : TAKEASEAT
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"It's being taken care of" : IMONIT
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Russian space station : MIR
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Whodunit dog : ASTA
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Mineralogist Friedrich : MOHS
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Way up : ASCENT
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Frequent Navratilova opponent : SELES
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Lacking depth : TWOD
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Bait-and-switch, e.g. : RUSE
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Pundit's piece : OPED
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Having the winner prearranged : FIXED
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Captivated : ENRAPT
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Hardly mint condition : SHREDS
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I.O.U.'s : CHITS
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Kerfuffle : HOOHA
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Like some beer : ONTAP
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Bone-chilling : EERIE
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Passes out : FAINTS
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One-named Italian model : FABIO
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Etching fluids : ACIDS
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I.O.U.'s : NOTES
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Came in third : WONBRONZE
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Cattle calls? : MOOING
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Teacher's summons : SEEME
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Jeered : HOOTED
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Stunned crowd reactions : HUSHES
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Hermann who won a Nobel for Literature : HESSE
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Seeds of a divorce : RIFT
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Open slightly : AJAR
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Raj : RULE
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An extremely long time : EONS
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Aerobic instructor's word : STEP
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Zen question : KOAN
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Old U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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Latin god : DEUS
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Norris Dam's project: Abbr. : TVA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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