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New York Times, Saturday, May 6, 2006

Author:
James E. Buell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James E. Buell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Buell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0506 ( 20,633 )

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Across
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Picnic side dish : PASTASALAD
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Dosage abbr. : TSPS
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Defensive shell : ARMORPLATE
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Van ___ (Ohio county or its seat) : WERT
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Difficult to eradicate : DEEPSEATED
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Ready to serve : ONEA
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Cutting-edge features : SAWTEETH
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On pins and needles : UNEASY
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"Momo" author Michael ___ : ENDE
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It's often sweetened : ICEDTEA
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A Pointer sister : BONNIE
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On the way up : EMERGENT
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Springfield storekeeper on TV : APU
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___ caramel : CREME
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Sounding : DEPTH
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Turn over : CEDE
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Blinds, essentially : SLATS
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Woodworking channel : DADO
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___ Kringle : KRISS
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MX-5, in the auto world : MIATA
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Pinup part : GAM
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Country : PASTORAL
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Ponderosa choice : RIBEYE
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The Queen of Latin Pop : ESTEFAN
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G.I. garb, for short : CAMO
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Make less threatening : DECLAW
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Compound used to treat chiggers and scabies : ROTENONE
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___ Sea (giant salt lake) : ARAL
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Jacqueline Onassis, professionally : BOOKEDITOR
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It might be added with a twist : LIME
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Surrendering sorts : ABNEGATORS
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Uses up : SAPS
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Requiring no preparation : READYTOEAT
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Fills out : PADS
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State stat : AREA
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Merganser relative : SMEW
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Hit list : TOPTEN
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It's detected by the Marsh test, in forensics : ARSENIC
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They can get caught in traps : SPEEDERS
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Winged : ALATE
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Plaster base : LATH
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Took a loss on : ATE
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Gather : DEDUCE
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Ambiguous : TWOEDGED
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Hill runner : SENATEPAGE
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Modern : PRESENTDAY
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Like some dads : STAYATHOME
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Whom a bully may bully : NERD
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"___ King this afternoon!": Emily Dickinson : IMETA
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Reverses course : BACKPEDALS
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Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito," e.g. : OPERASERIA
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Where visitors can barely relax? : NUDISTCAMP
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Screened correspondence? : EMAIL
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Jazz trumpeter Ziggy : ELMAN
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Harris of "Seinfeld" and others : ESTELLES
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Approach : STRATEGY
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Remote hiding place? : SOFA
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Targeted : AIMEDAT
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Shucked-to-order spot : RAWBAR
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Skipjack : BONITO
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High, in a way, with "up" : COKED
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First name in gossip : RONA
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Oklahoma native : OTOE
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Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
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At first, once : ERST
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Honour given to Joan Collins: Abbr. : OBE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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