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New York Times, Monday, June 12, 2006

Author:
Curtis Yee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Yee. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 20,670 )
Across
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Prison division : WARD
5
Prevalent : RIFE
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Ludicrous comedy : FARCE
14
Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Make in income : EARN
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Full of activity : ABUZZ
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Jam-packed with laughs and entertainment : FUNFILLED
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Activist Chavez : CESAR
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"Sounds good to me!" : IMGAME
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Yadda yadda yadda : ETCETERA
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Bean counter, for short : CPA
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Remove, as a hat : DOFF
25
Result of overexercise : ACHE
28
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Checking out, as before a robbery : CASING
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Dude : BRO
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___ fatale : FEMME
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Unusual object : CURIO
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Gridiron game with imaginary teams : FANTASYFOOTBALL
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Chilean range : ANDES
43
Congestion location : SINUS
44
Proof finale : QED
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Actor Warren : BEATTY
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Prime meridian std. : GST
48
Leaning Tower city : PISA
49
Porgy and bass : FISH
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By way of : VIA
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"Hurry up!" : STEPONIT
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Available, as a doctor : ONCALL
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Nintendo's ___ Bros. : MARIO
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One way to jump in a pool : FEETFIRST
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Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
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Not made up : TRUE
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In the vicinity : NEAR
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Orals, e.g. : TESTS
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Lith. and Ukr., formerly : SSRS
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Bagful for Dobbin : OATS
Down
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Modern kind of network : WIFI
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Homecoming attender : ALUM
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Saturn feature : RING
4
Scrawl graffiti on, e.g. : DEFACE
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Puts out, as a record : RELEASES
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Suffix with president : IAL
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Some guerrillas : FREEDOMFIGHTERS
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Put an ___ (halt) : ENDTO
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Be realistic : FACEFACTS
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Help in a getaway, e.g. : ABET
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Deception : RUSE
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Powerful person : CZAR
13
Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
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Little scamp : IMP
22
Ozone depleter, for short : CFC
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90's Brit sitcom : ABFAB
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See 33-Down : CRANE
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Civic maker : HONDA
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The Carters' daughter and others : AMYS
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Footlong, e.g. : SUB
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Baghdad resident : IRAQI
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With 26-Down, "Frasier" character : NILES
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Mideast's Meir : GOLDA
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Fare at KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, etc. : FASTFOODS
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Geologic periods : EONS
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Asian holiday : TET
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Defeats at the ballot box : OUTVOTES
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Yang's counterpart : YIN
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Al of "Insomnia," 2002 : PACINO
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Sorts (through) : SIFTS
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Like Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony : INF
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Dirty reading : SMUT
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Surveillance evidence : TAPE
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"You are" in Spain : ERES
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Pub serving : PINT
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Department : AREA
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Future atty.'s exam : LSAT
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P.O. items : LTRS
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Where Switz. is : EUR

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

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