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New York Times, Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 20,636 )
Across
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Foundation : BASIS
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Hair product from Procter & Gamble : PERT
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Computer since 1998 : IMAC
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Up in the air : ALOFT
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Downwind : ALEE
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Draped attire : TOGA
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Classic whistler's tune : DIXIE
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Slogan for a party animal : REVELEVER
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Prince of Broadway : HAL
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Deer and fox, e.g. : GAME
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WSW's reverse : ENE
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Say "An apple a day gets the worm," say : MIXAMAXIM
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Modern music holders : IPODS
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Like a line segment, briefly : ONED
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Gives a hand? : SLAPS
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Santa ___ (some winds) : ANAS
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Austere and reclusive : MONASTIC
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Disney collectible : CEL
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Official language of Kenya : SWAHILI
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Set the boundaries of : DELIMIT
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Investor's option, for short : IRA
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Quill cutter, once : PENKNIFE
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Hang out : LOAF
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Chessman : PIECE
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Test materials, in brief : DNAS
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Home to more than a billion : INDIA
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Southern recipe direction : STIRGRITS
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Appliance spec. : BTU
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Knowing, as a secret : INON
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
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New Haven event with a baton : YALERELAY
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The end of the Greek empire? : OMEGA
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Living units: Abbr. : APTS
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Planners of nav. maneuvers : ADMS
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Guinness Book listings : FEATS
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Cozy home : NEST
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What strippers do : PEEL
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Camera setting : FSTOP
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Rotten : BAD
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Ring master? : ALI
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Fenway team, for short : SOX
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Start of an audiophile's wish : IFIHADAHIFI
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Cook, as broccoli : STEAM
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Good thing to break : PAR
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Mournful : ELEGIAC
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Work over : REVAMP
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Overflow : TEEM
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Mineral suffix : ITE
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Advice for the obsessed : MOVEON
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Meeting paper : AGENDA
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Stroke : CARESS
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Hawaiian gift : LEI
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Checkered flag preceder : LASTLAP
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Stay-at-home ___ (family types) : MOMS
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"___ pronounce you ..." : INOW
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Sword-wielding heroine : XENA
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2008 Super Bowl number : XLII
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Phrases like 18-, 24-, 53-, 59-Across and 4-Down : PALINDROMES
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Hills and trees, on a Sunday drive : SCENERY
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"My dear man" : SIR
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Lodge member : ELK
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Metric prefix : DECI
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Skirt style : MINI
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"___ first ..." : IFAT
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Cookie, e.g. : PETNAME
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Like some Bedouins : LIBYAN
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Preserved, as sounds : ONTAPE
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Full-price payers : ADULTS
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Wagnerian heroine : ISOLDE
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Put on : AIR
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Explode : GOOFF
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Certain tide : NEAP
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Take in : EAT
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Classic performance car : GTO
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Symbol on an Egyptian headdress : ASP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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