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New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 2005

"Je t'___" (French words of endearment)

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Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 140 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times5/10/05 ( No. 20,272 )
Across
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Fix firmly : RIVET
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April fools : GAGS
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With 69-Across, split : SKIP
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Top-notch : PRIMO
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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"Je t'___" (French words of endearment) : AIME
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Adventurer ___ Polo : MARCO
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Beatles meter maid : RITA
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Itsy-bitsy biter : GNAT
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Cop's badge : SHIELD
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Regret bitterly : RUE
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Always, in verse : EER
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Sweetie : HON
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Perfect plots : EDENS
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Engine hums : PURRS
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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___ alai : JAI
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Fuel additive : STP
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A little freedom? : LIB
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Darjeeling or oolong : TEA
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Not having a thing out of place : NEAT
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Lou Grant portrayer : ASNER
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Gift of the Magi : MYRRH
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Alias preceder : AKA
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Sporty Pontiac : GTO
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Give it a go : TRY
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Penny metal : COPPER
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Writer Rice : ANNE
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Zeus' spouse : HERA
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Soft leather : SUEDE
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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Like Death Valley : ARID
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Eye opener : ALARM
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See 10-Across : TOWN
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Head honcho : BOSS
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Takes a chance : DARES
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Tach letters : RPM
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Far-sighted investment, for short : IRA
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Old Dominion : VIRGINIA
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Mike holder : EMCEE
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Play the piccolo : TOOTLE
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Wise guy : GURU
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Set down : ALIT
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Crocs' kin : GATORS
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Major miscue : SNAFU
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Pudding starch : SAGO
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More benevolent : KINDER
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Photocopier, e.g. : IMAGER
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Dies (out) : PETERS
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Work for a jack-of-all-trades : ODDJOB
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Third dimension : DEPTH
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Persian potentate : SHAH
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Pocket problem : HOLE
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Musical gift : EAR
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___-gritty : NITTY
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Words before "arms" or "the air" : UPIN
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Indolent : IDLE
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Frisk : SEARCH
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Scottish inlet : FIRTH
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The Zombies' "Tell ___ No" : HER
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2000, for one : LEAPYEAR
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Water-skiing locale : LAKE
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Headliner : STAR
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Thunderstruck : AGHAST
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Three sheets to the wind : STINKO
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Secondhand : NOTNEW
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"You're a lifesaver!" : MYHERO
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"What a pity!" : HOWSAD
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Recovery center : REHAB
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Newswoman Zahn : PAULA
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New driver, usually : TEEN
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Tennessee's state flower : IRIS
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Wanders aimlessly : GADS
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Dash widths : EMS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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