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New York Times, Monday, April 3, 2006

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0403 ( 20,600 )
Across
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Wide rift : CHASM
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Stone revered in China : JADE
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High point : ACME
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Hawk's haven : AERIE
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W.W. I poet Wilfred : OWEN
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Small nail : BRAD
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Chopin's novelist lover : GEORGESAND
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Liver secretion : BILE
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Some urban railways : ELS
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Sore : ACHY
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Focus (on) : ZOOMIN
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Be really mad : SEETHE
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"The Prince of Tides" star Nick : NOLTE
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Bassoon or 47-Down, e.g. : WOODWIND
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"Awesome!" : WOW
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"American Idol" champ Studdard : RUBEN
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One-spot cards : ACES
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Lawyer's org. : ABA
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Selves : EGOS
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Letters you push a button to send : FAXES
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Diabolical : EVIL
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Fungus-ravaged tree type : ELM
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Make a road : PAVE
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Streamlined : SLEEK
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Tiny untruth : FIB
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1960's Haight-Ashbury sound : ACIDROCK
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Used a Singer machine : SEWED
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Mistreated : ABUSED
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Nearby : ATHAND
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Proton's place : ATOM
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Bigwig, for short : VIP
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Wolf's glance : LEER
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1957 novel, and a hint to the ends of 17-, 27- and 45-Across and 11- and 34-Down : ONTHEBEACH
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Blab : TELL
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Gala gathering : FETE
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Extra : ADDED
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Sole : ONLY
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Afternoon hour for tea : FOUR
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Surmise : GUESS
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Parrot holder : CAGE
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Scoundrels : HEELS
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Cropped up : AROSE
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Madam's partner : SIR
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Huge explosive force : MEGATON
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Kidded : JOSHED
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Gone : AWAY
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Scout group : DEN
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Where goal posts are : ENDZONES
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Surge in lawlessness : CRIMEWAVE
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Timbuktu's country : MALI
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Utopian spot : EDEN
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Rebounding sound : ECHO
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Early automaker : OLDS
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Ones lambs follow : EWES
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"Good job!" : NICE
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Like some floors and mustaches : WAXED
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Theater award : OBIE
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Conserve gasoline, maybe : WALK
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Offshore ridge : REEF
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Wrinkly-skinned fruit : UGLI
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Total shocker : BOMBSHELL
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Met as rivals : FACEDOFF
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Fervent : AVID
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Fraternal group : ELKS
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Piece in front of a king or queen : PAWN
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Scoundrel : SCUMBAG
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Cronkite successor : RATHER
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See 27-Across : OBOE
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At the crack of dawn : EARLY
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Sidestep : EVADE
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Cuts into cubes : DICES
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Voice above a tenor : ALTO
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Many a Jessica Simpson fan : TEEN
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End island of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Profs have them : PHDS
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Prefix with colonial : NEO
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E-mail address ending for many profs : EDU

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

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