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New York Times, Monday, May 29, 2006

Author:
Alex Boisvert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Boisvert

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0529 ( 20,656 )
Across
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Soccer scores : GOALS
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Not go to : SKIP
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Crow's call : CAW
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"Kate & ___" of 1980's TV : ALLIE
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Opera set on the banks of the Nile : AIDA
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Pepsi, but not 7-Up : COLA
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Conversation filler #1 : WELLANYWAY
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Tends a garden : HOES
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Rotary telephone part : DIAL
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Sale tag words : ASIS
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Cowboy's workplace : RANCH
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Lively, playful musical piece : SCHERZO
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Rank above maj. : COL
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Conversation filler #2 : LIKEYOUKNOW
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An arm and a leg : LIMBS
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Place for an F.D.R. chat : FIRESIDE
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Smell : ODOR
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___ Michaels of "S.N.L." : LORNE
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Lamp fuel : KEROSENE
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Dead tired : SPENT
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Conversation filler #3 : IMEANCOMEON
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"Obviously!" : DUH
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Lines on weather maps : ISOBARS
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Geek : DWEEB
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Not just one of the two : BOTH
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Basic util. : ELEC
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Frees (of) : RIDS
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Conversation filler #4 : ORWHATEVER
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Meter or liter : UNIT
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Shoe bottom : SOLE
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Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
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Understand : GET
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Gorbachev was its last leader: Abbr. : USSR
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Extend the due date of : RENEW
Down
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"Oh, fer ___ sake!" : GAWDS
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Kind of acid : OLEIC
3
To whom a Muslim prays : ALLAH
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City NNE of Paris : LILLE
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The Caribbean, e.g. : SEA
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Gives the green light : SAYSOK
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New Zealand bird : KIWI
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Mrs. William McKinley and others : IDAS
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Salary : PAY
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Masked critter : COON
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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Laundry : WASH
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Attributes (to) : CHALKSUP
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"The Producers" extra : NAZI
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Womanizer : ROUE
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"Treasure Island" inits. : RLS
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Very center : CORE
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Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
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Yang's counterpart : YIN
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Full complement of baseball players : NINE
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Valhalla chief : ODIN
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Pacific states, with "the" : WEST
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Trickster in Norse myth : LOKI
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Extra : MORE
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Most encompassing : BROADEST
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Lustful one, informally : LECH
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Yoko, the "fifth Beatle" : ONO
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Treat rudely : SNUB
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___-cone : SNO
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One or the other : EITHER
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Worker safety grp. : OSHA
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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___ Ailey American Dance Theater : ALVIN
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Witherspoon of "Walk the Line" : REESE
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Fastener that's twisted in : SCREW
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Pharmaceutical : DRUG
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Merlot, for one : WINE
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Revise : EDIT
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Warner ___ : BROS
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Big-eyed birds : OWLS
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Sch. in Stillwater : OSU
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Sailor : TAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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