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New York Times, Friday, May 19, 2006

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FJQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 20,646 )
Across
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Top of the pops : HITPARADE
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In the loop : AWARE
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Flowering plant used in folk remedies : ECHINACEA
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Toughness : SINEW
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Undeniable facts : REALITIES
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Teacart goodie : SCONE
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"Hup, two, three, four" caller : DRILLINSTRUCTOR
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"Ba-da-___, ba-da-boom" : BING
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___ Williams, Huck Finn's female alias : SARAH
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Arranged anew, as paintings : REHUNG
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One taken by an artist : LIKENESS
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Conception : IMAGE
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Sand castle destroyers : TIDES
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Unpopular singer? : RAT
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Baptism castoffs : SINS
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Spaced (out) : ZONED
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War correspondent Ernie : PYLE
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Cows and bulls : ELK
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Sound technician : TAPER
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Romantic hopeful : WOOER
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English portraitist who championed the Grand Style : REYNOLDS
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It may add up : COLUMN
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Tightwad : PIKER
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Hefty hammer : MAUL
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Telecommunications needs : SPACESATELLITES
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Beam joiner : TENON
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Backdrop of "What Price Glory" : WORLDWARI
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Where a bungee cord might attach : ANKLE
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Built for comfort : ERGONOMIC
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Emulated a coyote : BAYED
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Units of X-ray exposure : ROENTGENS
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Moving stock : HERD
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One putting on finishing touches : ICER
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Like kickboxing, originally : THAI
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Isopods known as roly-polies : PILLBUGS
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Oily compound used in dyes : ANILINE
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Number of stars, perhaps : RATING
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Getting 100 on : ACING
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Radio Hall-of-Famer Rick : DEES
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Certain Manhattanite : EASTSIDER
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Warrants : ASSURES
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Believer in the Rule of Three : WICCAN
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Final Wilder/Pryor screen outing : ANOTHERYOU
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Frequent target of old Ferrell "S.N.L." skits : RENO
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Porcelain piece : EWER
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Without leaves : RAKED
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Stage item : RISER
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French sociologist Durkheim : EMILE
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Funny business : HANKYPANKY
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They comprise a part : LINES
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"The Crucible" setting : SALEM
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Like disciplinarians : STERN
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Excellent : TOPDRAWER
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Big name in jewelry : ZALES
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Gill-breathing amphibian : POLLIWOG
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Symbolized : TOKENED
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First word sung on the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album : WOULDNT
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Wife in Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night" : NICOLE
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Visit : CALLON
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Pool : MERGE
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Go : STAB
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Former Royals manager Tony : PENA
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Lawnmower handle : TORO
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Break : TAME
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Name meaning, literally, west island : ERIN
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Unleashes : SICS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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