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New York Times, Friday, May 26, 2006

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JKQVWXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0526 ( 20,653 )

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Across
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First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
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Can openers : POPTOPS
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"Good shot!" : NICEONE
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It won't disappoint : SUREBET
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Follow in the footsteps of : EMULATE
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Top-notch : STELLAR
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Bard's dark time : EEN
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Ford product, briefly : MERC
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Crazy Horse, for one : OGLALA
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"___ the season …" : TIS
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Pushing 90? : LEADFOOTED
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All-good filler : TOTHE
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Brit. decorations : DSOS
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Revenuers, e.g. : FEDS
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Ancient : AGEOLD
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Start of many addresses : HTTP
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1980 Pulitzer-winning book filled with wordplay and paradoxes : GODELESCHERBACH
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Neon's lack : ODOR
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Having little talent for : POORAT
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Contents of some silos: Abbr. : ABMS
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Provider of immunity on "Survivor" : IDOL
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Zingers : BARBS
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Artists' stands? : TREESCAPES
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Object in a courtroom : RES
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Latinum or Graecum : LINGUA
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See 27-Down : SALE
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Dot on a subway map: Abbr. : STA
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Total : ADDUPTO
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Like some recordings : DIGITAL
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One out? : SLEEPER
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Celebrated : EMINENT
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Most concise : TERSEST
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Assigns a new ranking to, in a way : RESEEDS
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Old-fashioned knife : SNEE
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"Pack it up" : TIMETOGO
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R.F.K. Stadium team : DCUNITED
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Elusive one : EEL
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Sitcom director Pitlik : NOAM
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Purveyor of chips : INTEL
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Be really sore : SEERED
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Endings to some e-mails : PSS
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Marching sloppily : OUTOFSTEP
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Newman's Own alternative : PREGO
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Relate : TELLOF
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Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
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Uttered loudly and sonorously : PEALED
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Cremona collectibles : STRADS
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Tobacco and others : CASHCROPS
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Place for a horn : SHOE
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Archaic auxiliary : DOTH
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With 55-Across, auction alternative : TAG
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London greeting : ELLO
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Sets apart : DEDICATES
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"No ___!" : PROB
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Kind of ash : SODA
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Luau entree : BOAR
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Many a suspect : ARRESTEE
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Place for a pickup line? : CABSTAND
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City map abbr. : HTS
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Cry after being held up : ATLAST
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Restrain : BRIDLE
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Tailor, at times : MENDER
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Doesn't rest between pieces : SEGUES
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Chief : LEADER
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Course in a German meal : SUPPE
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Ooze : SLIME
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Fliers' concerns: Abbr. : ALTS
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Leftover : ORT
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Like Chopin's "Tristesse" étude : INE

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

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