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New York Times, Saturday, May 27, 2006

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QW} Scrabble average: 1.90 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 20,654 )

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Across
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Bantered : JOSHED
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Early Hebrew king : JEROBOAM
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Rise : APPEAR
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Sponsor of a historic expedition : ISABELLA
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Sticks in the supermarket : CELERY
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Potential to get around : MOBILITY
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Food filtered from seawater : KRILL
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Some sorority women : ZETAS
21
Sliding door site : VAN
22
Sloughs : FENS
23
Principle : TENET
24
Ceramic muralist for the Unesco building in Paris : MIRO
25
1960's sitcom role for Felix Silla : ITT
26
U-Haul alternative : RYDER
27
Common catalyst : YEAST
28
Increase : STEPUP
30
Energetic : ZIPPY
32
Beset by problems : HARRIED
34
Nostrum : CUREALL
38
Spam locale : INBOX
40
___ Farms, Maryland-based food giant : PERDUE
41
Stressful things? : POEMS
44
Some execs : VEEPS
46
Kelly Clarkson's record label : RCA
47
Constellation appellation : URSA
48
Adams of Sinn Fein : GERRY
49
Potential con : PERP
50
Touch of frost : NIP
51
Mayan commodity : COCOA
52
Exchanged notes? : MONEY
53
Sara Sidle's player on "CSI" : JORJAFOX
55
Labor class? : LAMAZE
56
Drive off : ALIENATE
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Henry Fielding title heroine : AMELIA
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Beat : BETTERED
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Matthew who founded a college in 1861 : VASSAR
Down
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Northern pike : JACKFISH
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"Die Fledermaus," for one : OPERETTA
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It might get under your skin : SPLINTER
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Cooled things? : HEELS
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Count, now : EARL
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Uninteresting : DRY
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Nobel-winning poet Juan Ramón ___ : JIMENEZ
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Rarefied : ESOTERIC
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Capital on the Atlantic : RABAT
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Bands of geishas : OBIS
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With 43-Down, très witty person : BEL
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Niece of Sir Toby Belch, in "Twelfth Night" : OLIVIA
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Sites for some swearers : ALTARS
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Is forbidden to : MAYNOT
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Series finale, in Stafford : ZED
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Laid-back : TYPEB
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Debbie ___, triple gold-medal Olympic swimmer, 1968 : MEYER
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Archaeologists' interest : RUINS
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Battle site of 1914, 1915 and 1917 : YPRES
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Franco's first : PRIMA
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Lightweight boxer? : PUPPY
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Birdhouse, of a kind : DOVECOTE
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Pair above the kidneys : ADRENALS
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Daughter of Pope Alexander VI : LUCREZIA
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1984, e.g. : LEAPYEAR
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Reproduced, in a way : XEROXED
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Asian region whose name means "five rivers" : PUNJAB
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Blue Jay opponent : ORIOLE
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See 11-Down : ESPRIT
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Century 21 alternative : ERA
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Succeed in spades : GOFAR
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Apples, e.g. : POMES
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Means of support : CANE
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Nursery cry : MAMA
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Nose-in-the-air model? : JET
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Head, for short : LAV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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