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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QWZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0531 ( 20,658 )
Across
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Emcee's need : MIKE
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Opponent in blackjack : DEALER
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Hip-hop compliment : DEF
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Like paperless exams : ORAL
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Altogether : INTOTO
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
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M.A. in Literature? : MAYAANGELOU
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Org. formerly headed by Porter Goss : CIA
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"I won't touch that!" : ICK
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In a bumbling manner : INEPTLY
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The first Mrs. Trump : IVANA
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Took a load off : SAT
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Dark loaves : RYES
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B.A. in History? : BENEDICTARNOLD
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Mohawked TV star of the 1980's : MRT
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Positioned : PUT
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Set one's sights : AIM
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B.S. in Medicine? : BENJAMINSPOCK
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Exceedingly long time : EON
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It shows the way : MAP
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When lunch hour ends, often : ONE
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M.S. in Biology? : MARGARETSANGER
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Gone : SOLD
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Not waste : USE
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Word with pointer or printer : LASER
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Hunts for food : PREYSON
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Lid for a laddie : TAM
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Bobby of the Bruins : ORR
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Ph.D. in Communications? : PHILDONAHUE
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Model airplane's package : KIT
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Poor : INNEED
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Curve : TURN
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Double curve : ESS
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Slept restlessly : TOSSED
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Feathered females : HENS
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"Go to your room!" sayer : MOM
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Songwriter Gershwin : IRA
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Sen. ___ Bailey Hutchison : KAY
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"Seinfeld" gal : ELAINE
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Soft shot in tennis : DINK
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Chang's conjoined twin : ENG
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Scarfed down : ATE
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Controversial 1950's novel : LOLITA
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Prep school that's over 500 years old : ETON
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Casanova : ROUE
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"Poetry," in poetry : DACTYL
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Like Napoleon on Elba : EXILED
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Whips : FLAYS
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Part of U.S.N.A.: Abbr. : ACAD
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Teaser : PROMO
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"Think" sloganeer : IBM
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It might be irregular : VERB
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Pay to play : ANTE
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Soap ___ (shower buildup) : SCUM
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Occasionally : ATTIMES
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Bucky Beaver's toothpaste : IPANA
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Filing tools : RASPS
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Small bite : NIP
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Uncool : NERDY
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Runner's pace : JOG
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Former Celtic Archibald : NATE
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Unimportant workers : COGS
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Body part with a cap : KNEE
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Fumble : ERR
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Finicky animal of ads : MORRIS
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Color-coded government announcements : ALERTS
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Encounters : RUNINS
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President Arthur's middle name : ALAN
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1974 N.F.L. Comeback Player of the Year : NAMATH
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Wheel part : SPOKE
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BBQ aid : SPIT
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"Whatever shall we do?!" : OHNO
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"Sweeney ___" : TODD
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French article : LES
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Barely passing grade : DEE
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Shade : HUE
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Coffee holder : URN
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Printers' measures : ENS

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

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