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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 2005

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 215 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0512 ( 20,274 )
Across
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It's surrounded by walls : MESA
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Place for change : TILL
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A Marx brother : CHICO
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Canned : AXED
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Nebraska City is its county seat : OTOE
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Capital city surrounding the Lake of the Restored Sword : HANOI
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Clearly doing evil : UPTONOGOODATALL
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Fate : LOT
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"I heard you! I heard you!" : OKOK
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Combat zones : ARENAS
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It gets plastered : LATH
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"That steams me!" : IMMAD
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Opposite of sans : AVEC
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Deaden : OBTUND
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Pokémon, for one : FAD
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Play group : CAST
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Take away : LESS
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Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
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At issue : UPFORDISCUSSION
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"Irish Lullaby" starter : TOORA
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Chug-a-lug : GULP
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View all over : OGLE
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Get it wrong : ERR
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Big enough fish : KEEPER
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Home for hippopotamuses : NILE
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It may be perfect : TENSE
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Like a gin fizz : ICED
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Incentive : CARROT
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Brand for a pasta lover : RAGU
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Alias : AKA
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Alee : AWAYFROMTHEWIND
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Scads, after "a" : LOTOF
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Poverty : WANT
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Completely uninteresting : ARID
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Caramel-topped desserts : FLANS
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
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Comes down with : GETS
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Stake driver : MAUL
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Public show, for short : EXPO
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Takes, without being completely happy about it : SETTLESFOR
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Hurry-scurry : ADO
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Rooted : TOOKHOLD
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"Let ___" ("Quit worrying") : ITGO
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Cry in Metropolis while pointing … and a hint to this puzzle's theme : LOOKITSSUPERMAN
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Generous, creative, but bossy type, so it's said : LEO
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Party game : CHARADES
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Couldn't take : HATED
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"Back ___ hour" : INAN
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RC, e.g. : COLA
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Stops squeaking : OILS
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"Just the opposite!" : NOT
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"Confound it!" : DAMN
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Stage presence : ACTOR
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Mover or shaker? : MUSCLE
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Well-tuned : ACUTE
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Contrail content : VAPOR
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Quiet colors : BEIGES
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Kitchen appliance : FRIGIDAIRE
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Beach locale : ATOLL
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Charitable organization, often : DONEE
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In sync : ASONE
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Skimmers' skimmings : RAKEOFFS
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Goalposts : UPRIGHTS
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___'acte : ENTR
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Check for fit : TRYON
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Nod, maybe : CUE
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Young whale : CALF
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Military acronym : AWOL
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Pro ___ : RATA
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79 for gold, e.g.: Abbr. : ATNO
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Like a polo shirt : KNIT
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Stirs in : ADDS
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Be shy : OWE
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Jokester : WAG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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