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New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0404 ( 20,601 )
Across
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"The Thin Man" pooch : ASTA
5
Anchor's job at the end of the news : RECAP
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How a soldier may go : AWOL
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Vientiane's locale : LAOS
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Long, long time : EPOCH
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Fancy entrance feature : GATE
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"… Phoenix" : BYTHETIMEIGETTO
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Employ : USE
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Actress Kedrova and others : LILAS
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Writer Chekhov : ANTON
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Popular Mitsubishi S.U.V. : MONTERO
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Terminal : END
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"… Kalamazoo" : IVEGOTAGALIN
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Genesis boy : ABEL
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Opposite of well done : RARE
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Lennon's Yoko : ONO
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Swiss city on the Rhine : BASEL
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Flying saucer : UFO
40
___ Domingo : SANTO
42
Terminal info: Abbr. : ETA
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German article : EINE
45
Animal with a mane : LION
46
"… Buffalo" : SHUFFLEOFFTO
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Suffix with meteor : ITE
52
1971 R&B collection "___ Greatest Hits" : ARETHAS
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Pooped : SPENT
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Carpenter's nail holder : APRON
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Before, to poets : ERE
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"… New Orleans" : WAYDOWNYONDERIN
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Small field : ACRE
66
Swagger : STRUT
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Red ink amount : LOSS
68
Keg contents : BEER
69
Vacation segments : WEEKS
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___ fixe : IDEE
Down
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Photo collection holder : ALBUM
2
Approval : SAYSO
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Count from one ___ : TOTEN
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Volcanic spew : ASH
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Go to bed : RETIRE
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Literary coda : EPILOG
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What a conk on the head may produce : COMA
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Assets in poker : ACES
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Letter after upsilon : PHI
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Meeting list : AGENDA
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Light bulb unit : WATT
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"Beetle Bailey" pooch : OTTO
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Trotsky or Spinks : LEON
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Architect's abbr. : ELEV
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River to the Bay of Bengal : GANGES
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Big feature of an elephant : EAR
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Title character in a Gluck opera : ORFEO
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Confucian way : TAO
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Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
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Really liking, informally : INTO
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Midday : NOON
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Lincoln and others : ABES
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Wash-up : BATH
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Old Testament twin : ESAU
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Reserved for : LEFTTO
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French article : UNE
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Tremendously : ALOT
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Speck in la mer : ILE
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Locator : FINDER
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1930's-50's Egyptian king : FAROUK
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Leads, as a band : FRONTS
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Minister (to) : TEND
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King in "The Passion of the Christ" : HEROD
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Come up : ARISE
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Perspicacity : SENSE
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What tars do to decks : SWAB
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The "P" in a Latin R.I.P. : PACE
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Jane of a Brontë novel : EYRE
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Kick into the pot : ANTE
60
Combustible heap : PYRE
63
ENE's opposite : WSW
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Wallach or Whitney : ELI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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