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New York Times, Monday, May 1, 2006

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 20,628 )

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Across
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Beginning : ONSET
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What icicles do : DRIP
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Church recess : APSE
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Baby grand, e.g. : PIANO
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Musical set in ancient Egypt : AIDA
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Lecherous look : LEER
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Prevent legally : ESTOP
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Bucks' mates : DOES
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Riot spray : MACE
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What a cadet won't do (or tolerate those who do), per the West Point honor code : LIECHEATSTEAL
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Bale contents : HAY
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Four years for a U.S. president : TERM
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"My gal" of song : SAL
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Kind of torch on "Survivor" : TIKI
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Noshes : SNACKS
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Old : AGED
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Siestas : NAPS
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Spread around : STREW
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TV title role for Pierce Brosnan : REMINGTONSTEELE
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Occupied, as a restroom : INUSE
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Coarse file : RASP
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They're stuck in milk shakes : STRAWS
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Eject in all directions : SPEW
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Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT
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Studio stages : SETS
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Lived : WAS
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Supertough : STRONGASSTEEL
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Destiny : FATE
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Become tiresome : PALL
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Throw, as a shot put : HEAVE
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Dr. Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
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Swedish furniture giant : IKEA
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50's-60's singing sensation : ELVIS
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Violinists' needs : BOWS
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Golf pegs : TEES
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Fishing rod attachments : REELS
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European car : OPEL
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Not yet final, at law : NISI
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Completely fill, as a hungry person : SATE
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Tennyson's ___ Arden : ENOCH
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Attire accompanying a cane : TOPHAT
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Early baby word : DADA
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Prison unrest : RIOT
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That is, in Latin : IDEST
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Affixes in a scrapbook, say : PASTES
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School for which one feels nostalgic : ALMAMATER
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Ring : PEAL
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"Just a ___!" ("Hold on!") : SEC
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Before, in verse : ERE
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Watching intently : EYING
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Artist Max : ERNST
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Calcutta dresses : SARIS
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Ten-percenter : AGENT
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Tree-dwelling primate : LEMUR
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Shakespearean shrew : KATE
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Devices getting music downloads : IPODS
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It's skimmed off the top : CREAM
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Kutcher character on "That 70's Show" : KELSO
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Took the World Series in four games : SWEPT
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Hurricanes, fires, etc. : DISASTERS
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Scissors cut : SNIP
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More modern : NEWER
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Frets : STEWS
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"Quit that!" : STOPIT
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Laundromat fixture : WASHER
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What a charmer may charm : SNAKE
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Inscribed pillar : STELE
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Put away for later : STOW
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Merriment : GLEE
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"'Tis a shame" : ALAS
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Icicle's place : EAVE
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Blackhearted : EVIL
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Not so much : LESS
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Little lie : FIB
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"Long ___ …" : AGO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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