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New York Times, Thursday, June 15, 2006

Alpha ___ (brightest star in the Bull constellation)

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Cohen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Cohen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times6/15/06 ( No. 20,673 )
Across
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Much of "Deck the Halls" : LAS
4
Old Massachusetts literary family : ALCOTTS
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Part that's not eaten : COB
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Creature on Australia's coat of arms : EMU
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Washington's I-495 : BELTWAY
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"13 ___ Madeleine" (1946 spy film) : RUE
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Start of a quote by 56-Across : FORGIVEYOUR
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Hagen of the stage : UTA
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Doctor : TREAT
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On ___ with : APAR
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They cover all the bases : UMPS
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Kind of stick : JOSS
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Quote, part 2 : ENEMIESBUT
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"___ said before ..." : ASI
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"The Bourne Supremacy" org. : CIA
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Wears well : LASTS
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Encumber, with "down" : BOG
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Deuce follower : ADIN
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Identify : PEG
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Quote, part 3 : NEVERFORGET
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Frequent word after yes or no : SIR
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Year in Nero's reign : LXII
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Something that may be rolled over, for short : IRA
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Flashy dance : SALSA
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Dear : PET
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Slam : PAN
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End of the quote : THEIRNAMES
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"May I ___ favor?" : ASKA
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Large lawn : ACRE
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Like some Keatsian works : ODIC
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Apocrypha angel : URIEL
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On the other hand, briefly : THO
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Speaker of the quote : JOHNKENNEDY
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Debtor's letters : IOU
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Amoeba size : ONECELL
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Ray Bradbury's "___ for Space" : SIS
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Crew leader : COX
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Former U.S. poet laureate Howard ___ : NEMEROV
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Amatol ingredient : TNT
Down
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Southpaw's hit : LEFTJAB
2
Spanish sherry : AMOROSO
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Unambiguous indication : SURESIGN
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Slightly : ABIT
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Book after Exod. : LEV
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Environmentalists' cause : CLEANAIR
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Common blood bank shortage : OTYPE
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Graveyard shift time : TWOAM
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Alpha ___ (brightest star in the Bull constellation) : TAURI
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Onetime U.A.R. member: Abbr. : SYR
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Trail for Hansel and Gretel : CRUMBS
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Production : OUTPUT
13
Zoo contents : BEASTS
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Laughing matter? : GAS
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Lexicographer's concern : USAGE
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Down provider : EIDER
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Writ of execution : ELEGIT
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Expensive spread : CAVIAR
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Patriot's org. : NFL
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Jimmies : PRIES
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"Ah, Wilderness!" mother : ESSIE
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Bird that feeds on parasitic ticks : OXPECKER
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Least sober : TIPSIEST
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Earned copiously : RAKEDIN
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Shrink : ANALYST
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Storm production : STATIC
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Reaction to an allergen : AHCHOO
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"The Phantom of the Opera" writer Gaston ___ : LEROUX
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Who is above the law, theoretically : NOONE
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Leigh Hunt's "Abou Ben ___" : ADHEM
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Chop finely : MINCE
51
Son of Prince Valiant : ARN
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Silver State sch. : UNLV
56
New Jersey politico Corzine : JON
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"Illusions in G Major" rock grp. : ELO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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