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New York Times, Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FKQX} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0517 ( 20,644 )

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Across
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Join rudely, as a conversation : BUTTIN
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Pantry lineup : JARS
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Consume : USE
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Big and muscular : BRAWNY
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Genesis brother : ABEL
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Org. awarding cultural grants : NEA
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2 cups … : CUBEDTOMATO
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Make a sharp turn : ZIG
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Wahine's wreath : LEI
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Old Italian bread : LIRA
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Label info : SIZE
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Prefix with mature : PRE
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1/2 cup … : GREENPEPPER
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Catches : LASSOES
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Grp. with the 1976 hit "Livin' Thing" : ELO
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Biol. subject : ANAT
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Ticklee's cry : STOP
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Longtime Mell Lazarus comic strip : MOMMA
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… to taste : CILANTROORONION
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Chamber stock : AMMO
44
Greeting in London's East End : ELLO
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Howe'er : THO
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Passed out : AWARDED
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3/4 teaspoon … : CHILIPOWDER
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Abilene-to-San Antonio dir. : SSE
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Go here and there : ROVE
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Nest site : TREE
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Balancing pro, in brief : CPA
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Egg head? : OVO
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1 teaspoon … : DICEDGARLIC
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According to : PER
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Gulf war ally : OMAN
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Texas oil city : ODESSA
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Operating with ulterior motives : SLY
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Word before come and go : EASY
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Something to be hoist by : PETARD
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___ America (cable TV service) : BBC
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Country between Braz. and Arg. : URU
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3/4 teaspoon …. : TABLESALT
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Oh-so-quaint, in England : TWEE
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Rainbow shade : INDIGO
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Big inits. in newspapers : NYT
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Farr or Foxx : JAMIE
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Can't hit the broad side of ___ : ABARN
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Record over : RETAPE
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Traffic caution : SLO
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Decompress, as a computer file : UNZIP
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Collar : SEIZE
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Not just ready : EAGER
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Pseudo fat : OLESTRA
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Reverend credited with saying "The Lord is a shoving leopard" : SPOONER
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Better than show : PLACE
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Arrested : RANIN
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Break : REST
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"Sesame Street" character with a goldfish named Dorothy : ELMO
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Make the hair stand on end : STARTLE
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Start of a tuba sound : OOM
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Having a scented ointment, as hair : POMADED
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What 17-, 25-, 39-, 49- and 60-Across and 3-Down combine to make : MILDSALSA
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Tunnelers : MOLES
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Cell terminal : ANODE
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Classic soft drink : NEHI
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Investment firm T. ___ Price : ROWE
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Ideals : OPTIMA
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It comes with all the bells and whistles : ARCADE
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Wheat and corn : CROPS
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Shanty : HOVEL
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Shade of white : IVORY
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SeaWorld attractions : ORCAS
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Pipsqueak : WEENY
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___-à-porter : PRET
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Where the buck stops? : DOE
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Org. that's in the red? : GOP
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Syr. neighbor : ISR
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Jerk : CAD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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