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New York Times, Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Z} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 20,629 )
Across
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Olympic stadium centerpiece : FLAME
6
Kemo ___ (the Lone Ranger) : SABE
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Assns. : ORGS
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Kind of treatment : ROYAL
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Word of woe : ALAS
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Prefix with graph : TELE
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In the course of many weeks : OVERMONTHS
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Sign from above : OMEN
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Tijuana table : MESA
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Laugh-a-minute type : RIOT
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Lunden and Crawford : JOANS
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Water conduits : DUCTS
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Illinois city : MOLINE
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Weaken from disuse : ATROPHY
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Spoken for : TAKEN
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Event where people hold hands : SEANCE
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Salad veggie : CUKE
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Ypsilanti sch. : EMU
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Wing ___ prayer : ANDA
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Name hidden in 17- and 56-Across and 11- and 28-Down : STATE
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Hertz competitor : AVIS
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Letter after chi : PSI
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Powerful auto engine : VTEN
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French physicist after whom an electric unit is named : AMPERE
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Midway alternative : OHARE
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Was weak in the knees : SWOONED
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British author ___ Currie : EDWINA
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Throws in the towel : QUITS
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Sir Francis who circumnavigated the globe : DRAKE
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Where truckers sit : CABS
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Snack with a shell : TACO
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Said uncle : GAVE
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Reserve : PUTAHOLDON
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Tennis serving whiz : ACER
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Building girder : IBAR
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Thin : REEDY
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Politico Perot : ROSS
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Land north of Chile : PERU
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Chelmsford's county : ESSEX
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Gift tag word : FROM
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All you need, according to the Beatles : LOVE
3
"Up" votes : AYES
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Argentine soccer star of the 1980's-90's : MARADONA
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Nightmarish street : ELM
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Reasonableness : SANITY
7
Some choristers : ALTOS
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Thai currency : BAHT
9
Half a figure eight : ESS
10
Peter of "Lawrence of Arabia" : OTOOLE
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Stay tied : REMAINEVEN
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Former astronaut/senator : GLENN
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Reasonableness : SENSE
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Theater seating choice : ORCHESTRA
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It's best when cracked : JOKE
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Scanner's scan, for short : UPC
25
Comment around a birthday cake : MAKEAWISH
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P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Gymnasts' coups : TENS
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Broadcast signal carriers : RADIOWAVES
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Egypt's "boy king" : TUT
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Optimist's word : CAN
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Muck : MIRE
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Car category : USED
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Pipe joint : TEE
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Followers : APOSTLES
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Barn topper : VANE
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Clever comment : MOT
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Some park users : HIKERS
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Maker of the Forester : SUBARU
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Business exec Bronfman : EDGAR
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Constellation near Ursa Major : DRACO
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Gulf state : QATAR
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27, to 3 : CUBE
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Summer drinks : ADES
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Secret message : CODE
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Stone used for chess sets : ONYX
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Domino spot : PIP
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Valuable rock : ORE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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