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New York Times, Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Author:
Kumar Balani and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.49000108
Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Balani. This is puzzle # 136 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0511 ( 20,273 )
Across
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Go wide of, say : MISS
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Seven-time Wimbledon champ of the 1980's and 90's : GRAF
9
Celeb's way around town : LIMO
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Be a brat : ACTUP
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Down time : LULL
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From the top : ANEW
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Georgian's question before a fight? : YOUMACONFUNOFME
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Curry of "Today" : ANN
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Gad about : ROVE
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Siouan speakers : OTOES
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Archipelago part : ISLE
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Artist Alex, leader of modern realism : KATZ
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Montanan's comeback? : YOUREAREALBUTTE
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Cortés victim : AZTEC
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Hang in there : STAY
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Neighbor of Bulg. : ROM
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Charles of "Hill Street Blues" : HAID
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Places to find dates? : OASES
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Attend : GOTO
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Tolkien beast : ORC
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Air : AURA
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Vinegar holder : CRUET
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New Yorker's dare? : OKAYTROYTOHITME
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Pump sign in Canada : ESSO
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Aid's partner : ABET
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"___ to every purpose …" : ATIME
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Start to flutter one's eyes, say : STIR
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From Okla. City to Mobile : ESE
56
Alaskan's sorry cry after a fight? : JUNEAUWHATYADID
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Like most bathroom graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
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Table leveler : SHIM
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Moose's place : LODGE
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Sari-clad royal : RANI
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Traditional snake dancer : HOPI
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Boston suburb : LYNN
Down
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Early Yucatán people : MAYA
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Smiley face, e.g. : ICON
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Send reeling : STUN
4
Cartesian "I am" : SUM
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Danny of "The Color Purple" : GLOVER
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Bit of writing on the wall? : RUNE
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TV E.T. : ALF
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Winter bug : FLU
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Taoism founder : LAOTZU
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The skinny : INFO
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Same: Fr. : MEME
12
Is in the red : OWES
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3.26 light-years : PARSEC
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Fizzy drink : COLA
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___ a long shot : NOTBY
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Really steamed : IRED
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Shakespeare's shrew, informally : KATE
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[Sigh] : ALAS
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Google competitor : YAHOO
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___ Mountains : OZARK
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Piece in The New Republic : ESSAY
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Rainbow ___ : TROUT
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Clan emblem : TOTEM
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Overdo a scene : EMOTE
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What we have : OURS
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Stick-to-it-iveness : GRIT
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Tahiti-bound, perhaps : ATSEA
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Actress Ladd : CHERYL
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Sana'a citizen : YEMENI
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Japanese mat : TATAMI
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"In memoriam" item : OBIT
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Nearly closed : AJAR
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Sandwich filler : TUNA
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Privy to : INON
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FedEx, say : SHIP
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Countercurrent : EDDY
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Gemini, for one : SIGN
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Scene of a fall : EDEN
57
Show theatergoers to their seats, informally : USH
58
"___ cares?" : WHO
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MSN competitor : AOL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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