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New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 2005

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 166, Blocks: 96 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 253 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 20,284 )
Across
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People with books, for short : CPAS
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Have bills : OWE
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Emanation : AURA
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Woman in 20-Across : ACTRESS
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Oar pin : THOLE
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See 12-Across : PICTURES
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Jeweled ornament : CORONET
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1962 hit that starts "Tho we gotta say goodbye for the summer …" : SEALEDWITHAKISS
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In parts : ASUNDER
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Museum people : CURATORS
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Theodore Dreiser title character : CARRIE
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"What's the ___?" : USE
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Miss : ERR
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What a bypass may bypass : CITY
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Art subject : NUDE
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Get ___ deal : ARAW
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Tennis ball feature : NAP
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___ noire : BETE
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1939 #1 hit for the Ink Spots : ADDRESSUNKNOWN
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Needle-shaped : ACEROSE
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Bettor's concern : SPREAD
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Tasted : TRIED
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Protected : ALEE
49
Do together : COACT
50
"___ no-o-o …" : BUT
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Birth announcement : ITSABOY
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Kiss-offs : DEARJOHNLETTERS
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Ticklee's cry : STOP
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Bow low : SALAAM
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Compass reading : ENE
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Russian saint : OLGA
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Whip : TAN
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Disturb : RILE
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Coffee choice : DECAF
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2002 Peace Nobelist : CARTER
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Oscars phrase : THEENVELOPEPLEASE
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Like I, to II : SENIOR
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Wyoming peak : TETON
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Pot over a fire : OLLA
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Some hosp. cases : ODS
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Point on a line: Abbr. : STA
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Mainstay : STAPLE
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Unleash : FREE
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Small area of land to build on : POSTAGESTAMPLOT
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Lover of Héloïse : ABELARD
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Presidential inits. : HST
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Dog registry rejects : MUTTS
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A Turner : LANA
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Sort : GENRE
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Kind of signal : SONAR
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Firmly set : ROOTED
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Sweet liqueur : SLOEGIN
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Elvis Presley hit : RETURNTOSENDER
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Go up : SHIN
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Suffix with differ : ENT
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Yaks : OXEN
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Bundle up : BALE
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Auto import : SAAB
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Tour grp. : PGA
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With 92-Down, "Treasure Island" pirate : BEN
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"Dallas" role : PAMELA
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Had as one's college : ATTENDED
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Chariot add-on : EER
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Cotton fabric : ETAMINE
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1976 comedy/action caper with Cybill Shepherd : SPECIALDELIVERY
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Takes back : RECANTS
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Call up : ASSEMBLE
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Human tempters : EVILS
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Locks : TRESSES
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Start of something big : SEED
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Bygone map letters : SSR
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Hoover and others : DAMS
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Washington type : POL
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"The Black Stallion" lad : ALEC
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Lures : SEDUCES
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Mind boggler : OPIATE
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Grouchoesque : WITTY
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Do likewise : ECHO
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"Great" birds : AUKS
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Atlantic Ten sch. : URI
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Safe, now : RESCUED
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Syrian presidential family : ASSADS
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Rent-___ : ACAR
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So, in Sorrento : COSI
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"So ___" : TRUE
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Harry Potter's best friend : RON
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Multiday race : ENDURO
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Vacillate : SEESAW
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Deposited here and there : STREWN
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Some roofing : TERRACOTTA
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Old hand : TAR
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Film planner : SCENARIST
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Correspond : WRITE
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Overlay : RESTON
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Org. concerned with barrels : NRA
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Plus : AND
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Hit's opposite : BOMB
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Cop ___ : APLEA
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Winning an Olympic gold medal, for some : DREAM
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Forest animals : DEER
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Orsk's river : URAL
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"Well done!" : NICE
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See 73-Down : KETT
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Get in return : REAP
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Emmy-winning Thompson : SADA
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Bargain-basement : CHEAP
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Wallop : BELT
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Longing : URGE
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Peter, for one : TSAR
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Basket material : OSIER
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Institution since 1701 : YALE
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Way off base? : JEEP
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A while ago : ONCE
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Sped : TORE
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Spring season : LENT
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Fraternity letter : RHO
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Put on : DON
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Hit's opposite : FLOP
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Biblical spy : CALEB
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___ rule : ASA
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Start to fall : TILT
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Third pieces : VESTS
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With 42-Down, old Paul Robinson comic : ETTA
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Topsoil : LOAM
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First Lady of Jazz : ELLA
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Frosh outranker : SOPH
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Love : EROS
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Snug retreat : NEST
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Fruit refuse : ORANGEPEELS
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Pocket pistols : DERRINGERS
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Settled : SEDENTARY
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Ticket : SLATE
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Colorant : TONER
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Not much : ATAD
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Take off : FLEE
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Love : AMOR
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See 117-Across : GUNN
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Caroline du Sud, e.g. : ETAT
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Photographer's equipment : STROBE
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Plug away : PLOD
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Austrian-born composer Wellesz : EGON
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Bright light : SUN
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Slide back : RELAPSE
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Half and half : ONE
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Retreat from the 102-Down : SHADE
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Maligned : LIBELED
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Legal scholar Bork : ROBERT
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Seat of Devon county, England : EXETER
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Card holding : TENACE
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Some dance numbers : SALSAS
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Shop tool : SANDER
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Markets : SELLS
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Stickers : PINS
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Put in to get in : ANTE
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Event in a hall : MESS
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Handled perfectly : ACED
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Tiny ___ : TIM
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Certain computer keys : TABS
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Vain sort : DIVA
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Some household heads : MAS
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Suffix with Japan : ESE
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Energy plus : VIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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